Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

01.06.14 Doing More with Less: On Short, Intensive Embedded Non-Fiction and The Giver

Rue Ratray, an English teacher at Boston’s high-performing  Brooke Charter Schools, sent me a note this morning to ask about embedding non-fiction. He’s reading The Giver with his 6th graders, and anyone reading The Giver pretty much gets my immediate attention. (It’s my favorite work of youth fiction, as I discussed here.) Rue was wondering about the…