So You Want to Be President?: Common Core Lesson Ideas

Nonfiction books fit into key curriculum areas where they lend themselves perfectly to the Common Core requirements for students to analyze central ideas and structure of texts, to identify the author’s purpose or point of view, and to examine different aspects of language and its uses. It’s easy to incorporate technology, another emphasis of Common Core, into student responses to nonfiction with projects like creating digital timelines or videos with historic photographs.

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Literacy Standards
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.