Writers Read Better: Nonfiction

50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading

Author: M. Colleen Cruz

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 950

When It Comes to Reading, Writers Have an Advantage We know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this relationship? By flipping the traditional “reading lesson first, writing lesson second” sequence, Colleen Cruz helps you make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with 50 carefully matched lesson pairs centered around non-fiction texts. Lessons can be implemented either as a complete curriculum or as a supplement to an existing program. Complete with suggestions on adapting the lessons to suit the needs of your classroom and individual students, Writers Reader Better offers a solid foundation for giving your students the advantage of transferable literacy skills.

Writers Read Better: Nonfiction

50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading

Author: M. Colleen Cruz

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 793

When It Comes to Reading, Writers Have an Advantage We know that writing skills reinforce reading skills, but what’s the best way to capitalize on this relationship? By flipping the traditional “reading lesson first, writing lesson second” sequence, Colleen Cruz helps you make the most of the writing-to-reading connection with 50 carefully matched lesson pairs centered around non-fiction texts. Lessons can be implemented either as a complete curriculum or as a supplement to an existing program. Complete with suggestions on adapting the lessons to suit the needs of your classroom and individual students, Writers Reader Better offers a solid foundation for giving your students the advantage of transferable literacy skills.

Crafting Nonfiction, Lessons on Writing Process, Traits, and Craft

Author: Linda Hoyt

Publisher: Firsthand

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 358

View: 446

"Nonfiction writing does not need to sound like an encyclopedia. It can be richly constructed with a wide variety of sentence patterns. Craft elements and literary devices should be highlighted and employed in nonfiction selections just as carefully as we implement them in fiction." -Linda Hoyt Nonfiction writers need to develop a broad arsenal of sentence structures so their writing is rich, varied, and fluid. They need to consider how powerful verbs can accentuate their voice and make their nonfiction writing more compelling. They need to reflect on how carefully selected details can bring a setting to life and invite their reader to understand more deeply. Focused on the process and traits of being a writer and how to best address the needs and expectations of nonfiction readers, Linda Hoyt's Crafting Nonfiction offers targeted minilessons that will help you elevate craft, integrate trait-based instruction, and elevate control over conventions. This series includes: * Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grades K * Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grades 1 * Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grades 2 * Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 3 * Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 4 * Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 5 * Nonfiction Writing DVD: Intentional, Connected, and Engaging, Grades K-2 * Nonfiction Writing DVD: Intentional, Connected, and Engaging, Grades 3-5+ * Crafting Nonfiction: Lessons on Writing Process, Traits, and Craft, Primary * Crafting Nonfiction: Lessons on Writing Process, Traits, and Craft, Intermediate

Teaching Evidence-Based Writing: Nonfiction

Texts and Lessons for Spot-On Writing About Reading

Author: Leslie Blauman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 941

At heart, learning to read and write analytically is learning to think well For Evidence-Based Writing: Nonfiction, renowned teacher Leslie Blauman combed the standards and her classroom bookshelves to craft lessons that use the best nonfiction picture books, biographies, and article excerpts to make writing about reading a clear, concrete process. Students learn to analyze and cite evidence about main idea, point of view, visuals, and words and structure. And best of all, your students gain a confidence in responding to complex texts and ideas that will serve them well in school, on tests, and in any situation when they are asked: What are you basing that on? Show me how you know.

Telling True Stories

A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University

Author: Mark Kramer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 750

Interested in journalism and creative writing and want to write a book? Read inspiring stories and practical advice from America’s most respected journalists. The country’s most prominent journalists and nonfiction authors gather each year at Harvard’s Nieman Conference on Narrative Journalism. Telling True Stories presents their best advice—covering everything from finding a good topic, to structuring narrative stories, to writing and selling your first book. More than fifty well-known writers offer their most powerful tips, including: • Tom Wolfe on the emotional core of the story • Gay Talese on writing about private lives • Malcolm Gladwell on the limits of profiles • Nora Ephron on narrative writing and screenwriters • Alma Guillermoprieto on telling the story and telling the truth • Dozens of Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists from the Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and more . . . The essays contain important counsel for new and career journalists, as well as for freelance writers, radio producers, and memoirists. Packed with refreshingly candid and insightful recommendations, Telling True Stories will show anyone fascinated by the art of writing nonfiction how to bring people, scenes, and ideas to life on the page.

Writing Essentials

Raising Expectations and Results While Simplifying Teaching

Author: Regie Routman

Publisher: Greenwood International

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 350

View: 103

Accompanying DVD includes videos of the author working with student writers.

Explorations in Nonfiction Writing

Author: Tony Stead

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 3

View: 738

Grade 4 bundled set from Heinemann Publishing.

Diving Deep Into Nonfiction, Grades 6-12

Transferable Tools for Reading ANY Nonfiction Text

Author: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 413

All nonfiction is a conversation between writer and reader, an invitation to agree or disagree with compelling and often provocative ideas. With Diving Deep Into Nonfiction, Jeffrey Wilhelm and Michael Smith deliver a revolutionary teaching framework that helps students read well by noticing: Topics and the textual conversation Key details Varied nonfiction genres Text structure The classroom-tested lessons include engaging short excerpts and teach students to be powerful readers who know both how authors signal what’s worth noticing in a text and how readers connect and make meaning of what they have noticed.

Crafting Nonfiction Primary

Lessons on Writing Process, Traits, and Craft

Author: Linda Hoyt

Publisher: Firsthand Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 233

"Nonfiction writing does not need to sound like an encyclopedia. It can be richly constructed with a wide variety of sentence patterns. Craft elements and literary devices should be highlighted and employed in nonfiction selections just as carefully as we implement them in fiction." Linda Hoyt Nonfiction writers need to develop a broad arsenal of sentence structures so their writing is rich, varied, and fluid. They need to consider how powerful verbs can accentuate their voice and make their nonfiction writing more compelling. They need to reflect on how carefully selected details can bring a setting to life and invite their reader to understand more deeply. Focused on the process and traits of being a writer and how to best address the needs and expectations of nonfiction readers, Linda Hoyt's Crafting Nonfiction offers targeted minilessons that will help you elevate craft, integrate trait-based instruction, and elevate control over conventions. Click here to learn more about The Explorations in Nonfiction Writing Series.