How to approach literary nonfiction with students

02/14/2013 | Edutopia.org

It is important to engage students prior to the reading of literary nonfiction required by the Common Core State Standards, writes Todd Finley, associate professor of English education at East Carolina University. Finley gives the example of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and suggests letting students see copies of the speech, explore interactive resources and perhaps watch a clip from the film "Lincoln" to boost interest.

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