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Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

by Kathleen Buss and Lee Karnowski

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Reading and Writing Nonfiction Genres

Grades 3 – 5
Type Book
Pages 152
Published October 2002
Publisher International Literacy Association



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.


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