Nonfiction Craft Lessons

Teaching Information Writing, K-8

Writing nonfiction represents a big step for most students. Most young writers are not intimidated by personal narrative, fiction, or even poetry, but when they try to put together a "teaching book," report, or persuasive essay, they often feel anxious and frustrated.

JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher believe that young nonfiction writers supply plenty of passion, keen interest, and wonder. Teachers can provide concrete strategies to help students scaffold their ideas as they write in his challenging genre.

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Writing nonfiction represents a big step for most students. Most young writers are not intimidated by personal narrative, fiction, or even poetry, but when they try to put together a "teaching book," report, or persuasive essay, they often feel anxious and frustrated.

JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher believe that young nonfiction writers supply plenty of passion, keen interest, and wonder. Teachers can provide concrete strategies to help students scaffold their ideas as they write in...read more

About the Author(s)

JoAnn Portalupi likes to introduce herself as a mother, teacher, writer, and artist. Each of these roles informs the work she does in the field of teaching writing.

Ralph Fletcher is a friend of writing teachers everywhere. Born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, he received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his master's degree from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

  • Alphabetical List of Nonfiction Craft Lessons
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Setting the Table for Nonfiction Craft
  • Adorning the Table: Nonfiction Literature for Students
  • Nonfiction Craft Lessons K-2
  • Nonfiction Craft Lessons 3-4
  • Nonfiction Craft Lessons 5-8
  • Questions and Answers
  • Appendixes A-V
  • References
  • Topic Index

Product Details

Grade Range: K-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Item No: 0329Item No: 0707Item No: B329
ISBN: 978-157110-329-1ISBN: 978-157110-707-7ISBN: 978-15711B-329-1

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