Think Nonfiction by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis
mining importance are staples of nonfiction literacy instruction.
In Think Nonfiction! second-grade teacher Barb Smith begins a nonfiction course of study that will culminate in kids doing their own self-selected research projects. This process involves a number of steps. To initiate the course of study, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis join Barb as she teaches a nonfiction reading comprehension strategy. Barb uses the gradual release of responsibility framework to organize her literacy instruction, incorporating modeling and guided practice with the goal of moving readers toward independence. Subsequently, Barb models a variety of nonfiction reading strategies as she shows kids how to do their own research. Over time, the kids apply these strategies independently as they investigate and respond
to a variety of topics.