Getting the Most from Non-Fiction Books What is

Getting the Most from Non-Fiction Books What is

Getting the Most from Non-Fiction Books What is the purpose of nonfiction? Provide factual information Teach new facts, ideas, procedures and concepts How Should You Read NonFiction? Some

non-fiction books can and should be read like a fiction book in order, start to finish, tells a story Other non-fiction books (reference books) are alphabetical collections of unrelated articles that could be read in any order. Yet others fall in between the chapters or sections might be selfcontained, yet loosely related to nearby chapters. How do Non-Fiction Books

look different? Often heavily illustrated with photos, drawings, maps, graphs, charts, closeups, and cut-away illustrations look for captions, legends and explanations Use of different sizes and kinds of fonts and headings to highlight new words, the start of a new section, etc. Text may be broken into boxes or sidebars to provide added information What Tools Help You

Navigate Non-Fiction Books? Where is the info? Check table of contents and index What does the word mean? See if there is a glossary or list of terms with definitions

Whats the deal with this picture? Look for captions or labels What do the symbols on this map mean? Look for a map legend Where can I get more information?

Look for a bibliography or list of related books & websites What are some common information patterns in non-fiction? Problem/solution (can we find a way to replace oil as an energy source?) What are some common information patterns in

non-fiction? Cause/effect (how does pollution contribute to global warming?) What are some common information patterns in non-fiction? Compare/contrast (how are an inclined plane and a screw alike and how are they different?)

What are some common information patterns in non-fiction? Question/answer (like a FAQ on a website tries to predict common questions and gives answers) What are some common information patterns in non-fiction?

Sequence of events in time order (a timeline showing important inventions developed over the years, starting with simple machines and going forward in time) What are some common information patterns in non-fiction? Description,

definition, or list (here are the simple machines) How is the Non-Fiction Section of the LMTC Arranged? Non-fiction books are arranged by subject

Dewey Decimal is a numbering system where different numbers mean different subjects Helps you find books with the same subject, which is a common need for research projects Non-Fiction Call Numbers Non-fiction call numbers start with a number

that represents the subject Next line has letters that usually (but not always!) refer to the author 598 SMI (a book about birds by an author named Smith)

940.54 JON (a book about WWII by an author named Jones) Non-Fiction Call Numbers To arrange, start with the numbers, arrange low to high Think of them as dollars & cents

If two numbers are exactly the same, then use the letters to arrange 938. 2 SAM 389. 2 SMI 398. 2 SAM

398. 2 SAM 389. 2 SMI 938. 2 SAM Non-Fiction Lists on Destiny If

youre looking for an interesting nonfiction read for a book report, check out the Non-Fiction for Book Projects visual search category in Destiny How Can You Improve Your Non-Fiction Reading Skills? Read more non-fiction! We have lots of fun and interesting non-fiction on all sorts of topics!

Bibliography Format for Books Author name if given. Title. Place: Publisher, Year of publication. Medium. Lemann, Nicholas. The Promised Land, the Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. New York: Knopf, 1991. Print. Bibliography Format for Encyclopedia Articles Author if given. "Title of article."

Title of Encyclopedia. Year. Medium. Temperley, Nicholas. "Johann Sebastian Bach." World Book Encyclopedia. 1993. Print. Space Exploration." Encyclopedia Britannica. 1998. Print.

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