Nelson Focus is a non-fiction literacy resource for the early and middle years of primary school.
Nelson Focus Non-fiction
Strategies that serve readers well in deriving meaning from fiction do not necessarily apply to reading and comprehending non-fiction texts. Nelson Focus Non-Fiction guided reading introduces students to essential skills for navigating and understanding non-fiction.
Nelson Focus covers the key learning areas of science, history, geography and technology. It features a variety of text types including recount, procedure, report, explanation and exposition. Nelson Focus has been designed to inspire inquisition, expand knowledge and vocabulary, develop critical literacy skills and engage young learners.
Nelson Focus Teachers' Guides
Along with many practical ideas and suggestions for non-fiction guided reading, the Nelson Focus Teachers' Guides provide
- tasks that focus on content
- tasks relating to specific text types and structural formats within each book
- tips for guiding ESL students
- blackline masters for each title
- a reading record and assessment criteria sheet for each title.
Nelson Focus Shared Books
Nelson Focus Shared Books allow teachers to model non-fiction reading strategies. The eight Shared Books cover text types and themes introduced in the Guided Books and provide opportunities for teachers to incorporate and extend their thematic teaching in guided reading sessions.