How to Read a Nonfiction Book
From the Set Understanding the Basics
Introduces readers to the basic features of nonfiction books, such as headers and indexes. Readers will learn how to use these features to gather information and write reports. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
- What Is Nonfiction?
- Reading What’s Real
- Text and Images
- Additional Features
- Do You Know?
- To Learn More
- Answer Key
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 4|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||O|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8, 9.5 x 8|
A Review of "Understanding the Basics" in School Library Journal
These guides develop skill sets that are easily transferable to schoolwork, home life, and future jobs. In Calendars and Clocks, digital takes a backseat to analog for a truly introductory lesson about units of time using a familiar clockface with three hands. The back-to-basics focus covers a great deal of terminology, and the individual authors are consistent in offering a rigorous level of detail. Nutrition Labels, for example, not only explains what protein, calcium, fat, and carbs are, but matches photos of common food sources and how the body uses them to best advantage. Scratch Computer Code will walk junior techies through step-by-step screenshots of sprites and blocks. Color-coded vocabulary in text matches glossary colors, and readers are quizzed at the end as a self-check for understanding. VERDICT Interdisciplinary and timeless enough to ensure a long shelf life. A fine addition to early nonfiction collections.
Author: Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Lisa M. Bolt Simons is a writer and teacher. She has published ten books, with more on the way. Her writing has been recognized with awards and grants, including one to travel to Africa. Originally from Colorado, she lives in Minnesota with her husband and twins. Her Web site is www.lisamboltsimons.com.