Fun Nonfiction Reading Response Activities for Upper Elementary

Have you ever had a student tell you, “I already knew that!”  This activity allows them to boast about what they already knew, while encouraging them to also think about knew things they learned.

After reading a nonfiction text, simply have students write down 3 things they already knew, and then 3 new things they learned.  This encourages them to activate their prior knowledge while adding to their schema.

Bonus:  This is also a great, easy activity to have students do while they are watching a nonfiction video.