This timely book explores the debate about how best to engage children in the writing of nonfiction and suggests many insturctional strategies for K-6 classrooms. Using transcripts and descriptions of children's actual writing practices, the authors show that children willilngly embrace nonfiction writing when the genre is given an important place in the classroom. Drawn from the authors' classroom-based research study with thrid graders, this groundbreaking volume explores in detail the intertextual patterns that children adopt when writing nonfirction reports, and documents the ways in which peer and teacher influence fuel and direct children's writing.1999; Pappas, 1991), we read nonfiction trade books to the 3rd graders (once a week during phase 1; three times a week during phase 2) over a 2-month period. ... However, participation in a fossil/dinosaur unit anchored in the science textbook resulted in two nonfiction reports during phase 2. ... During phase 1, the 3rd graders listened to three fictional pieces and one nonfiction book each week. Duringanbsp;...
|Title||:||Once upon a fact|
|Author||:||Carol Brennan Jenkins, Alice Altfillisch Earle|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Pr - 2006-06-15|