Real Life Literacy. Kathy Paterson.2006. ISBN1551382040 Pembroke Publishers Limited.

A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction: Grades 4-6. Volume 5 Reading. 2008 ISBN 1424902487 Queen’s Printer for Ontario.

Non-fiction Reading and Writing Workshops: A Comprehension and Writing Program for Grades 2-8+. National Geographic School Publishing. Visit www.ngschoolpub.org to see a video of resources (set up for differentiated instruction and highest level books are at a grade 6 reading level)

Strategies that Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding. Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. 2000. ISBN 1571103104 Pembroke Publishers Limited.

Reading Doesn’t Matter Anymore: Shattering the Myths of Literacy. David Booth. 2006. ISBN1571104925 Pembroke Publishers.

Think Literacy: Cross-Curricular Approaches Grade 7-12. 2003. ISBN 077945426X Queen’s Printer for Ontario.

Comprehend It! Comprehension at Three Levels Using Fiction and Non-Fiction Grades 4-6. Bruce Tuffin and Diane Henderson. 1993. ISBN 0772523460 Irwin Publishing.

Just the Facts? Teaching Non-Fiction Grades 4-6. 2003. Toronto District School Board.

Reading and Writing Non-Fiction Genres. Kathleen Buss and Lee Karnowski. 2002. ISBN-13 9780872073463 International Reading Association.

“Non-fiction Writing for the Junior Students, The Literacy and Numeracy Capacity building Series”, 2008. ISBN 19138482


Start Where They Are: Differentiating for Success with the Young Adolescent. Karen Hume. 2008. ISBN 9780132069137 Pearson Professional Learning.

Exploring Writing in the Content Areas: Teaching and Supporting Learners in Any Subject. Maria Carty. 2005. ISBN 1551381885 Pembroke Publishers.

“Non-Fiction Writing for the Junior Student” The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Capacity Building Series. ONLINE ISBN 19138490

“Non-fiction writing.” Dr. Douglas Reeves Webcast on the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat website, 2008.

The Learning Leader: How to Focus School Improvement for Better Results, Douglas Reeves, 2006 ISBN 1416603328

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