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Kelly Harmon & Associates began in 2001 with a mission of instructional coaching and providing rich literacy resources for educators and parents. Our work incorporates research-based best practices for teaching and learning.

Kelly Harmon and Randi Anderson

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Kelly Harmon & Associates provide outstanding, highly practical seminars and workshops to schools throughout the United States. We customize the content of the workshop to meet the needs of each school or district. Contact our office at 817-583-1290 to schedule an onsite workshop.

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What is Literary Nonfiction Exactly?

<p><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">Literary nonfiction, also known as narrative nonfiction, is one of the best genres for getting students to engage in large quantities of reading. But what exactly is literary nonfiction? We hear the word nonfiction and instantly think informational, which is only partly true. The word literary means "narrative" and nonfiction means "accurate". So literary nonfiction is essentially a&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 700; font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">true story.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">And who doesn't like a really good true story?</span><br></p>
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Webinars Are a Great "Mini-Conference"

<p><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">My commute is usually between thirty to sixty minutes each way every day. I've found this is a great time to get in some professional learning time. I subscribe to several educational podcasts. Each day I select one of the latest podcasts or find a speaker on YouTube. Here are a a couple I highly recommend.</span><br></p>
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What Are You Wondering?

<p><a href="https://wonderopolis.org/" data-id="l-0372116865" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" style="text-decoration-line: underline; color: rgb(28, 110, 152); font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Wonderopolis.org</a><span style="font-family: Roboto, &quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;is a phenomenal website for students to use to build schema and vocabulary about a wide range of topics. Be sure to sign up for the daily email to get the daily wondering. Just 5 minutes of "wondering" will provide your students with new knowledge and get them interested in new topics for study. Be sure to check out Wonder Ground to get lesson plans and ideas for fostering curiosity.</span><br></p>
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