My literacy blocks will be transitioning from the unit Book Clubs: Books in a Series to the unit Navigating Nonfiction. To prepare students and to pique their interest, I turned the nonfiction section of my classroom library into a construction zone.
I think my decorating design meets the criteria for the Teaser Hook and the Real World Hook from the book Teach Like a Pirate. Students know that something new is coming, they just aren't exactly sure. Their brains are activating their prior knowledge of nonfiction while at the same time they are thinking about construction signs they see in the community. They are wondering how the two will possibly fit together for our next reading unit.