Looking for resources that'll help you teach nonfiction? Check out these five.

Reading & Analyzing Nonfiction

We like to talk as though "nonfiction" and "fact" are synonyms, but the truth is that nonfiction texts like news articles, biographies, and the like are never 100% objective.

Teach your students how to analyze nonfiction texts and identify slant, spin, and bias within them with Reading & Analyzing Nonfiction.

Reading Informational Texts

Reading Informational Texts includes everything you need to teach students how to analyze nonfiction texts in several genres — court opinions, scientific papers, op-ed essays, and more.

Not only do you get the nonfiction texts themselves (grade-appropriate, of course, with helpful annotations for students), but you also get short-answer and essay questions that require students to closely examine the texts.

Rhetoric, Logic, & Argumentation

Students who understand deductive and inductive reasoning have the tools they need to dissect arguments and construct counter-arguments.

Rhetoric, Logic, & Argumentation helps you teach your students the basics of logical arguments, as well as how to identify fallacious reasoning (and avoid it when they write). Throw in a little information about classical rhetoric and you've got a book that's perfect for students who want to take their writing to the next level.

Essential American Documents and Speeches

Unlike Reading Informational TextsEssential American Documents and Speeches focuses strictly on, well, American documents and speeches.

Like Reading Informational Texts, Essential American Documents and Speeches collects a number of nonfiction documents and gives you annotations and questions that will make your students think.

Techniques of Propaganda and Persuasion

People receive hundreds if not thousands of messages every day from advertisements, websites, news articles, television shows …sometimes it seems like a neverending barrage. And some of these messages are intriguing. Tempting.

Help your students understand the techniques authors use to sway their readers/listeners/watchers with Techniques of Propaganda and Persuasion. This could end up being one of the most valuable books they ever read in your classroom!