Final Paper - Cumulative Chapter Review
July 3, 2014
1. You are writing a grant in order to purchase literature and nonfiction trade books for integration into your curriculum. Discuss 5 reasons that you could include in your rationale for needing additional trade books.
Trade books are nonfiction literature that many teachers have found useful especially in elementary and middle school classrooms. In a situation where you are attempting to rationalize the need for additional trade books in a classroom, you could include many reasons. While textbooks offer a consistent path for instruction, nonfiction trade books offer students an opportunity for a wider selection of reading materials that will include topics and genre that may be a motivational tool and increase their reading ability. The addition of nonfiction trade books to a classroom library also provides a wider selection for the teacher to select from to read to the children daily which has been proven to promote better reading performance. By adding nonfiction trade books on specific topics, teachers are able to tie together several subjects instructionally, practicing comprehension skills, and expanding vocabulary of the students (498). As today’s classrooms are a diverse population so are today’s students learning at a very diverse pace. The addition of nonfiction trade books allows a teacher to use these books to benefit the poor readers’ and slow readers who may be reluctant with textbooks but eager to select a trade book on a topic that entices them to promote additional reading. This in-turn will increase their reading attitude, ability, expand their vocabulary, and hopefully start a new bond with the student and reading. A teacher is also able to use nonfiction trade books as a model for information that is being taught in the textbook (500). This is one of the most compelling uses of trade books and is essential for students.
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