Unit 7: Reading Nonfiction



  • Create an expert poster showing what you learned about a topic you read lots of books about.

Games & Activities:

  • As you are reading a nonfiction book, pick out all of the words that you think are specific to your topic and make you an expert! Create your own glossary of expert words and definitions.
  • Choose two books about the same topic. Make a venn diagram to show what information you learned that was the same and what information you learned that was different.
  • Read a nonfiction book about a topic you are interested in. Write down three questions you have that you want to research more in the next book you read about that topic.

Online Games (Websites & Apps):


Games & Activities:

  • FACT versus FICTION! Use index cards to write down facts you find in a nonfiction book and mix them up with made up information. Quiz a friend or family member to see if they can sort out which cards contain facts and which are fiction.
  • Scavenger Hunt! Choose a topic you are interested in and go on a scavenger hunt to find things that relate to that topic.  Share out how all the things you collected go together.
  • Go to the library and check out a few books about the same topic. Have everyone in your family read a different book and then meet together to share out what you learned. How were the books similar? How were they different?
  • Using KidRex.org, research one of your favorite topics! Choose two websites and compare them. What is the author teaching you? How is the information set up?
  • While reading your book write down one word you do not know the meaning of. Ask a family or friend to help you look up the definition of the new word!