Novel idea? Emphasis on nonfiction over fiction shaking up Illinois classrooms
(MCT) — The second-graders sat cross-legged on the floor, fanning out from their teacher in a classic scene that has played out for decades in America's schools. But these kids weren't getting ready to read stories.
Instead, this was "informational text" time in Mr. Halverson's class in DuPage's Wood Dale School District 7, with students using iPads cradled in their laps to access nonfiction information about germs, their study topic.
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