Teaching nonfiction is (surprisingly) one of my favorite things to do! There is so much to do with informational articles, including using nonfiction to tie back and relate to fiction stories, to develop an argumentative stance, give historical context for novels, and much more. However, many teachers avoid nonfiction, preferring to focus their time on more "exciting" texts.
But teaching nonfiction doesn't have to be dry, boring, or rigid. Here are some fun, "out-of-the-box" ways to teach nonfiction texts to help break the monotony: