Nonfiction Matters

Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8

When we open the gates to nonfiction inquiry, we open our thinking and expect the unexpected, making reading discoveries, research discoveries, and writing discoveries on our way. Nonfiction Matters offers teachers the tools to help students explore nonfiction and dig deep to reach more complete nderstanding of the real world and report these insights in a compelling manner.

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When we open the gates to nonfiction inquiry, we open our thinking and expect the unexpected, making reading discoveries, research discoveries, and writing discoveries on our way. Nonfiction Matters offers teachers the tools to help students explore nonfiction and dig deep to reach more complete nderstanding of the real world and report these insights in a compelling manner.

Stephanie Harvey shows how students can read expository text, engage in research, and write authentic n...read more

About the Author(s)

Stephanie Harvey has spent the past thirty years teaching and learning about reading and writing. She received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. from the University of Colorado.

Table of Contents

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Contents
1. From Passion to Presentations
Part 1 Conditions for Successful Inquiry
2. Honoring Passion
3. Questions that Compel
4. Topics that Resonate: Let the Writer Choose
5. Authentic Resources
6. Showing Kids How
Part 2 The Nitty-Gritty
7. Reading Nonfiction: Learning and Understanding
8. Zeroing In: Observation and Secondary Research
9. Primary Research: Going Directly to the Source
10. Organizing Thinking: There's No One Way
Part 3 Putting It All Together
11. Getting It Down on Paper
12. Inquiry Genres: The Wide Range of Possibilities
13. Managing Nonfiction Inquiry Projects
14. Presentations and Assessment
A Final Word
Appendixes
Bibliographies
References
Index

Resources

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-8
Media: 248 pp/paper
Year: 1997
Item No: WEB-0072
ISBN: 978-157110-072-6

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