Welcome to Nonfiction Read Aloud


NYS Common Core Learning Standards Documents:

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Resources for Paired Texts:

Social Studies

Articles of Interest:

Orbis Pictus Award Winning Nonfiction:

Powerpoint Presentation and Additional Resource Packets:


Analysis Charts:

Articles Read in Session:

Text Complexity:


Useful Word Lists:

The Educator's Word Frequency Guide (Zeno, Ivens, Millard, & Duvvuri, 1995)
Words Worth Teaching (Biemiller, 2009)
Academic Word List (Coxhead, 2000)
Word Zones (www.textproject.org)
Building Backgroudn Knowledge for Academic Achievement (Marzano, 2004)
The Living Word Vocabulary (Dale & O'Rourke, 1981)
Excerpted from Figure 3.3, Vocabulary Instruction for Struggling Students

Nonfiction Text Structures:

NYT Article on Text Structures

Other websites of interest:

Primary Source

The Learning Network-NYT

Notable Childrens Books

Interactive Read Aloud Video Clips

Linda Hoyt's Samples

Alpine School District's Guiding Principles

Read, Write, Think- IRA

Lexiles and CCLS

Lexile Find A Book

Novel New York

Common Core Link at TST BOCES

TST School Library System Link