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Beyond Stories

Young Children's Nonfiction Composition, 1st Edition

By Susan Britsch

Routledge

172 pages

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Description

This book pulls together the experiences of teachers and children in pre-school through Grade 3. It demonstrates that nonfiction composing is a highly creative process for young children. It provides suggestions for writing assignments, focused reading, and assessment. The theme that underlines this book is that joy and creativity are inherently part of nonfiction and non-narrative composing with young children.

Table of Contents

About the Author

Acknowledgements

Prologue

"It's Not a Story"- Children Responding Through Nonfiction

"I Hope You Feel Better And Raindrops And Rain Clouds"- Nonfiction Composition in the Play of Young Children

Composing Choices: Representing Response to Experience

"What Happens to the Bee?"- Children Composing Nonfiction in Classrooms

The Role of Reading in Nonfiction Composition

Assessment as a Nonjudgmental Process

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General