Reading and Writing Non Fiction in the Primary Grades


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How do you and your primary students tell the difference between a good and a poor non fiction book? Since professional writers know how to write good non fiction, Nancy Polette turns to their writings as models. If students read good non fiction, they can learn to write good nonfiction.

Reading and Writing Non Fiction in the Primary Grades examines excerpts from outstanding examples of non fiction that show students how to describe . . . categorize . . . sequence . . . compare . . . show cause and effect . . . question and answer . . . problem solve . . .. . . all important thinking skills as well as writing skills.

She provides an explanation of each writing model, gives examples of the model and student language and writing activities to use. Additionally she offers a list of recommended books in various categories – examples of the fine non fiction books that are available to teachers and parents.

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