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Notable Nonfiction!

Notable Nonfiction!Have you ever wondered how chocolate is made? Are you interested in learning about Salvador Dali’s life?  Do you want to learn how to speak Pig Latin?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should hurry to the library and pick up a nonfiction text!

Students all around SIS are immersing themselves in the wonderful world of nonfiction.  In fourth grade, students have been writing their own nonfiction texts, ranging from newspaper stories to family recipes.  They have shared their knowledge with their peers and in turn, have learned how this genre has helped shaped the world we live in.

When we read non-fiction texts we truly open ourselves up to the world of learning.  A teacher can learn how a doctor performs open-heart surgery. A student can learn how to create robots out of soda cans, and a principal can learn how a rugby ball is designed and made.

“Wow! Can you believe this?”  “Did you know that…” and “I never knew that…” are common phrases being heard during Reader’s Workshops at Parkside.  Students are simply amazed at all the information they can learn from picking up just one nonfiction text.

Take some time this week to explore this opportunity to increase your knowledge base.  Students in 4C highly recommend the following nonfiction texts for your reading enjoyment:

*See How It’s Made by DK Publishing

*Look What Came From China by Miles Harvey
*Guts: Our Digestive System by Seymour Simon

*Worst Case Scenario, Junior Edition by David Bor   genicht

Have fun learning more about our fantastic world!

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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