Second graders are fact finders as they kicked off their non-fiction unit in reading. From animal facts, to facts about volcanoes, to facts about about former United States presidents, they have decided that knowledge is power and facts matter. Did you know that the White House took eight years to build? Did you know that the tip of your nose has no bones? Non-fiction readers are surely growing their knowledge as they pay attention to details while reading text that gives them information. As they read, they are constantly thinking, "What is this book teaching me?" Each day, they are sharing new facts they have learned with their classmates.