Nonfiction for Middle School


“This collection of short nonfiction excerpts will strengthen reading skills and provide scaffolding for building sentences and paragraphs the way well-known nonfiction authors build theirs.”
—Don and Jenny Killgallon

Thank you for exploring Nonfiction for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach. Start reading our sample to learn how the activities in the worktext help students:

  • learn the meanings of words in the context of nonfiction selections, promoting deep reading skills
  • learn and apply valuable tools for writing—the identifier, the describer and the elaborator—for variety in sentence structure
  • imitate the sentence and paragraph structure of mentor authors from a wide variety of short nonfiction pieces.