December 13, 2017

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Better Together: Boosting Engagement by Pairing Fiction Series and Nonfiction

Better Together

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Pairing fiction and nonfiction texts can be a boon for teaching elementary, middle-grade, and high school students, creating a more dynamic learning environment while boosting understanding. Teaching “text sets” (fiction and non-fiction books on a related topic) has been shown to increase student interest, improve comprehension, and bolster critical thinking skills.* The more familiar narrative fiction introduces the topic and acts as an educational “bridge” to more in-depth nonfiction study.

Our panel of librarians and curriculum professionals will show which popular series chapter books, middle grade fiction, and YA readers pair perfectly with nonfiction texts and offer suggestions on bridging fiction and nonfiction reading in the library and classroom.

Panelists

Ty Burns, Perma-Bound, Former Librarian

Abby Johnson, Youth Services Manager, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library

Chris Lassen, Youth Material Selector, BookOps: The New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

Lindsey Tomsu, Teen Librarian, La Vista Public Library, NE

Moderator

Rebecca Jozwiak, Editorial Director, The Bloor Group

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  1. Donna Mansfield says:

    The “Pairing Fiction/Nonfiction” was AMAZING. Is there someone that I can contact, to get additions to the list that was on your webinar?