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Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres
by Kathleen Buss and Lee Karnowski
|Grades||3 – 5|
As children move up through the grades, it’s increasingly important that they gain a firm understanding of the workings of nonfiction text. This practical, hands-on publication shows how to teach nonfiction to elementary students, with an emphasis on the author’s purpose.
You’ll learn how you and your students can explore the purposes, structures, and literary elements found in nonfiction genres. Chapters show how to use teacher modeling and student discussions as primary instructional strategies. All chapters include minilessons, graphic organizers, and student writing samples.
Buss, K., & Karnowski, L. (2002). Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students choose a question to explore, research it using a variety of resources, organize their information on a TCF chart, and then collaboratively write a class scientific explanation.