The Best of Both Worlds: Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts
Jessica HathawayPosted 02/15/19
Fiction or nonfiction? Often, teachers view these two types of texts as separate and distinct, with little overlap in purpose or instruction. However, pairing fiction and nonfiction texts together in instruction can have many beneficial effects. While some students are drawn to fiction, others are naturally attracted to nonfiction. Pairing fiction and nonfiction texts help to engage both types of students, while also broadening their vocabulary and knowledge about a common topic.