Following the Notice & Note Nonfiction PD, I had to share the Signposts for Fiction also. I am a lover of literature and an avid reader like many ELA teachers are so I love to teach a novel or book to my students. However, the way the state test are written does not lend itself to knowing the book that I have chosen in and out but being able to decode, analyze, and understand any text presented to them.
I began to look for resources to help students delve into fictional texts, so that they could analyze them. I ran across the Notice & Note book by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. My Twitter PLN helped direct me in this area and I am forever grateful. I also had the opportunity to attend a workshop with these two authors and if you get the chance…GO!
I shared a few Signpost strategies, some resources I had made to analyze fictional texts, and how to incorporate video media and picture books into the analysis as well.