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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 – 5 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide focuses on persuasive writing and offers specific methods on how you can help your students use it to improve their critical writing and thinking skills.