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Nonfiction Matters, Reading, Writing, and Research in Grades 3-8

Creator: Stephanie Harvey | Education - 1998-01-01

A guide to bringing nonfiction into the curriculum in third through eighth-grade classrooms, with strategies and ideas for reading nonfiction, conducting research, and writing reports.

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

About this book
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 understanding 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 nonfiction that is captivating, visual, and full of voice. The inquiry projects she describes require in-depth learning: topic selection, question development, research exploration, reading for content, organization, synthesis, writing to convey meaning, and presenting findings--all skills that develop independent thinkers who know how to make decisions, solve problems, and apply their knowledge insightfully. Full of practical suggestions to help you bring nonfiction into your curriculum, Nonfiction Matters: presents strategies for understanding expository text and conducting meaningful research; offers ideas for organizing and writing accurate, effective nonfiction from idea to finished presentation; advances the importance of teacher modeling and guided practice in instructional delivery; provides a list of inquiry tools and resources--both print and electronic; suggests ways to facilitate project-based learning and assess the projects as they develop; includes bibliographies of nonfiction children's books by subject and genre and lists of recommended magazines. Why is nonfiction almost a guaranteed success? The key to teaching with nonfiction is passion, for children are passionate inquirers, and nonfiction fuels their curiosity and their demand for knowledge and understanding of the world.

32 pages

Me on the Map

Creator: Joan Sweeney | Juvenile Nonfiction - 2014-10-29

Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation. From the Hardcover edition.

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

About this book
Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation.  From the Hardcover edition.

193 pages

By the Great Horn Spoon!

Creator: Sid Fleischman | Juvenile Fiction - 1988-04-01

The year is 1849.

Publisher: Perfection Learning

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