Dear Subscriber Many children prefer books of facts over story books. Having access to non-fiction books is a great way to encourage your child to read about things that they really find interesting. It could be dinosaurs, space, sports, things to do, insects, art, flowers or anything.
Non-fiction books can stimulate ideas and encourage a lifelong love of reading. Look at our suggested worksheets below for ideas. The good news is that there seems no end to the huge range of new books that are published every year. There is something for any interest.
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National Non-Fiction November is the Federation of Children's Book Groups' annual celebration of all things factual. The whole month celebrates readers who have a passion for information and facts and attempts to bring non-fiction celebration in line with those of fiction. Read more...
Ideas for Library Lessons KS1
This worksheet gives you ideas for creating a lesson around library skills, including how to care for books, how to make sure that they are replaced back on the shelf in the correct place and how books are arranged in a library.
Encourage Reading Non-Fiction Books
Non-fiction books can be a really good way to encourage children who are reluctant to read. They can find books about topics that interest them as they may find the real-life aspect more engaging than fictional stories. This fact sheet gives examples of different types of non-fiction books.
Finding Information in Books
This worksheet explains how to find certain information in books and has a range of questions and exercises for your child complete.
Stories or Information Books
This worksheet explains the difference between fiction and non-fiction books and gives examples of the two. Further on are two pieces of text and the worksheet asks you to describe why they are different.
Using a Dictionary KS3
By Key Stage 3 your child will be familiar with using a dictionary for looking up words, but do they know about all the other information that can be found in the dictionary? This worksheet shows you how to use it and asks 27 questions. Answers included.
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