Once upon a time...children's nonfiction books were stodgy, concise, and not very kid friendly. Most were text heavy, with just a few scattered images decorating the content and meaning, rather than enhancing it. Over the last 20 years, children's nonfiction has evolved into a new breed of visually dynamic and engaging texts.In 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing Instruction with Children's Books , Melissa Stewart and Dr. Marlene Correia present a new way to sort nonfiction into five major categories and show how doing so can help teachers and librarians build stronger readers and writers. Along the way, they: Introduce the 5 kinds of nonfiction: Active, Browseable, Traditional, Expository Literature, and Narrative -;and explore each category through discussions, classroom examples, and insights from leading children's book authorsOffer tips for building strong, diverse classroom texts and library collectionsProvide more than 20 activities to enhance literacy instructionInclude innovative strategies for sharing and celebrating nonfiction with students.With more than 150 exemplary nonfiction book recommendations and Stewart and Correia's extensive knowledge of literacy instruction, 5 Kinds of Nonfiction will elevate your understanding of nonfiction in ways that speak specifically to the info-kids in your classrooms, but will inspire all readers and writers.
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Chapter 1: Understanding Nonfiction: An Overview; Chapter 2: Introducing the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction; Chapter 3: Why Students Need Access to a Diverse Array of Nonfiction; Chapter 4: How Understanding the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction Helps Readers and Writers; Chapter 5: Using the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction to Explore Text Patterns; Chapter 6: Using the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction to Explore Text Structures; Chapter 7: Using the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction to Explore Voice, Language, and Point of View; Chapter 8: Sharing the 5 Kinds of Nonfiction with Students; Chapter 9: What's the End Game?