Reading Nonfiction: Are Text Features A Kind Of Signpost?

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If you’ve been eagerly anticipating Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's nonfiction follow-up to Notice & Note, the wait is overReading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies is out now! In today's blog, Bob and Kylene discuss whether text features in nonfiction can be considered signposts.

Text features—like the subtitle of the piece, an emphasized word, or a graphic—are a kind of signpost. In the video below, Bob talks about how he knew students who, when approaching textbook questions, looked to the preceding chapter and skimmed for bold words, knowing that those bold words—or proximal text surrounding those bold words—held the answer. Is this a considerate text? Watch Kylene and Bob discuss below:

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Kylene Beers and Bob Probst have helped thousands of teachers with strategies for the close reading of fiction in Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading. And now, coming this autumn, the authors return with Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note Stances, Signposts and Strategies.

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