5 Kinds of Nonfiction

Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children's Books

Preorder Now! Coming March 2021.

For decades, we’ve classified fiction as a way to study, understand, and, ultimately, teach it better. However, up to now, nonfiction hasn’t received this same level of intention. In 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children’s Books, Melissa Stewart and Marlene Correia present a new way to sort nonfiction into five major categories and show how doing so can help teachers and librarians build stronger readers and writers.

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Preorder now! Available 03/31/2021.

Description

Once upon a time, nonfiction books for children routinely included concise, stodgy writing. Most of the books were text heavy, with just a few scattered images decorating, rather than enhancing, the content and meaning. But nonfiction has changed dramatically over the last two decades, evolving into a new breed of visually dynamic, engaging texts that delight as well as inform. The timing of these groundbreaking changes couldn’t be better, as English Language Arts standards now put an increased focus on nonfiction reading and writing. 

For decades, we’ve classified fiction as a way to study, understand, and, ultimately, teach it better. However, up to now, nonfiction hasn’t received this same level of intention. In 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children’s Books, Melissa Stewart and Marlene Correia present a new way to sort nonfiction into five major categories and show how doing so can help teachers and librarians build stronger readers and writers. Along the way, they
 

  • introduce the 5 kinds of nonfiction—active, browseable, traditional, expository literature, and narrative—and explore each category through discussions, classroom examples, and insights from leading children’s book authors; 
  • offer tips for building strong, diverse classroom and library collections;
  • provide more than 20 activities to enhance literacy instruction; and
  • include innovative strategies for sharing and celebrating nonfiction with students. 

With more than 150 exemplary nonfiction book recommendations and Stewart and Correia’s extensive knowledge of literacy instruction, 5 Kinds of Nonfiction will elevate your understanding of nonfiction in ways that speak specifically to the info-kids in your classrooms, but will inspire all readers and writers.

 

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About the Author(s)

Melissa Stewart has written more than 180 science books for children. She co-wrote Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science and edited the anthology Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep: 50 Award-winning Authors Share the Secret of Engaging Writing. Her highly-regarded website features a rich array of nonfiction writing resources.

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Dr. Marlene Correia is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at Bridgewater State University. Marlene has 30 years of education experience as a K–8 classroom teacher, district administrator, and teacher educator. She is a Past-president and current Executive Board member of the Massachusetts Reading Association.

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Product Details

Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Available: 03/31/2021
Item No: 1417
ISBN: 978-1-62531-417-8
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

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