Pairing Fiction And Nonfiction Texts to Promote Literacy and Language Development of Adolescent English Learners
Based on the relevant research that highlights the impact of pairing fiction and nonfiction texts around a specific theme or a topic for enhanced motivation and reading comprehension for English learners (ELs), this article describes ways to combine texts of various genres to promote ELs’ language and literacy development. A middle school example of a lesson on chocolate exemplifies how pairing a number of fiction and nonfiction texts supports differentiation and multiple opportunities for writing.
Ward, Natalia; Schell, Robin Foster; Brown, Clara Lee; and Thompson, Betty. 2019. Pairing Fiction And Nonfiction Texts to Promote Literacy and Language Development of Adolescent English Learners. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas. https://doi.org/10.1080/00098655.2019.1649631