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The Reading Nonfiction Signposts: Extreme and Absolute Language

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When a writer uses extreme or absolute language in his writing, using words like "all" or "none," he distorts the picture, and you as a reader need to ask yourself some questions. Why is the writer distorting this piece? Is it strategic? Is it knowing? How do I respond, and how do I move forward in the reading?

 
 
 
 
 
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Visit the official Reading Nonfiction page for more information.

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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 Signposts and Questions.

Visit the Reading Nonfiction page.

Topics: Video, Defining Nonfiction, Education, Guided Reading, Literature, Notice and Note, Reading, Reading Nonfiction, Technology, Writing, Assessment, Bob Probst, Collaboration, Comprehension, Conferring, Differentiated Instruction, Digital Campus, Extreme and Absolute Language, Grammar, Intervention, Kylene Beers, Language Arts, Nonfiction, #RdngNF, Signposts, Stances, Student Texts

Date Published: 10/27/15

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