Is That a Fact?

Teaching Nonfiction Writing, K-3

The book you are about to read is destined to be the first, middle, and maybe even the last word on nonfiction writing for young, young children. It is certainly a text that you will return to over and over again as you do with a beloved cookbook.   
—from the Foreword by Tomie dePaola

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The book you are about to read is destined to be the first, middle, and maybe even the last word on nonfiction writing for young, young children. It is certainly a text that you will return to over and over again as you do with a beloved cookbook.   
—from the Foreword by Tomie dePaola

Over 85 percent of the reading and writing we do as adults is nonfiction, yet most of the reading and writing in K–3 classrooms is fiction or personal narrative. In Is That a Fact?...read more

About the Author(s)

Tony Stead became a teacher because he wanted to make a difference in children's lives. And he is certainly doing that through his publications, teaching, and work with teachers all over the world.

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Tomie dePaola
Part One: Teaching Nonfiction Writing
1. Opening Doors to a World of Possibilities
2. An Approach to Teaching Nonfiction Writing
3. Helping Children Locate Information
4. Interpreting, Recording, Publishing, and Sharing Information
5. Helping with Spelling
Part Two: Explorations in Action
6. Instructional Writing
7. Descriptive Reports
8. Scientific Explanations
9. Persuasive Writing
10. Nonfiction Narrative
11. Your Questions Answered
Appendixes
Bibliography

Product Details

Grade Range: K-3
Media: 264 pp/paper
Year: 2000
Item No: 0331Item No: 0874Item No: B331
ISBN: 978-157110-331-4ISBN: 978-157110-874-6ISBN: 978-15711B-331-4

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