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Grade 3-4

All about Nonfiction Texts

by HyeSoo Park | English and Writing

7 Lessons 37:02
  1. 1. Trailer 28
  2. 2. Introduction 1:19
  3. 3. What is Nonfiction? 2:58
  4. 4. Is the Writing Fiction or Nonfiction? 12:54
  5. 5. How Can We Close Read Nonfiction? 7:31
  6. 6. Let's Practice! 9:19
  7. 7. Summary 2:33

Grade 3-4



Struggle is REAL for young students to read and understand nonfiction texts. This lesson will help us to learn all about nonfiction texts! Based on the common core standards, the ultimate goal of this lesson is for the students to be able to find the main idea and supporting details from the nonfiction text (CCSS RI. 3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea). Throughout the lesson, the students will learn the definition of nonfiction, the difference between fiction and nonfiction, and the strategies for reading nonfiction texts. Students will not only learn the basics of nonfiction texts but also have time to practice finding nonfiction texts and utilizing the learned strategies.


  • Art
  • Creativity
  • English
  • Imagination
  • Literature
  • Non-fiction
  • Reading


Hello! My name is HyeSoo Park, and I am a certified teacher in NYC. I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, and I have worked with elementary students for more than five years. I believe that students and teachers learn together by building a strong relationship in a safe environment. Everyone has unique characteristics as well as learning styles. I am all about accommodation and differentiation.

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