9780439365987

Nonfiction In Focus

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  • ISBN13:

    9780439365987

  • ISBN10:

    0439365988

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-01
  • Publisher: Teaching Resources

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Summary

With this book, Janice Kristo and Rosemary Bamford show you not only how to choose nonfiction wisely, but how to teach it wisely. They provide a theoretically solid framework for weaving nonfiction across a comprehensive literacy program, beginning with approaches that require heavy student support -- such as instructional read aloud and modeled writing -- and moving toward approaches that don't -- such as discovery circles and readers' and writers' workshops. The result? Students become confident, capable readers and writers of nonfiction. Brimming with the words, work, and wisdom of real classroom teachers, this is a timely and practical resource. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Janice V. Kristo and Rosemary A. Bamford, professors of Literacy Education at the University of Maine

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5(2)
Foreword by Richard T. Vacca 7(2)
Introduction 9(2)
Part I: Nonfiction: What It Is, Why It's So Popular, and How It Fits Into a Literacy Program
Chapter 1 What's All the Fuss About Nonfiction?
11(12)
Chapter 2 A Comprehensive Framework for Teaching Nonfiction Reading and Writing
23(22)
Chapter 3 Turning a Critical Eye on Nonfiction: Evaluating and Selecting Materials
45(50)
Chapter 4 What Students Need to Know About Reading and Writing Nonfiction as Tools for Inquiry
95(24)
Part II: Using Nonfiction Across the Comprehensive Framework
Chapter 5 Instructional Read Alouds and Modeled Writing: Demonstrating Strategies for Students
119(28)
Chapter 6 Shared Reading, Interactive Writing, and Shared Writing: Apprenticing Students
147(28)
Chapter 7 Guided Reading and Guided Writing: Supporting and Assisting Students
175(30)
Chapter 8 Reading and Writing Discovery Circles: Observing, Helping, and Assessing Students
205(34)
Chapter 9 Bringing It All Together Through Inquiry: Observing and Assessing Independent Learning
239(30)
Appendices
Appendix A: Orbis Pictus Award-Winning Books, Honor Books, and Notable Books, 1990-2003
269(8)
Appendix B: Awards and Annual Lists of Nonfiction Literature
277(1)
Appendix C: Student Assessment Checklist: Types and Features of Nonfiction
278(3)
Appendix D: Checklist for Designing a K-6 Curriculum Based on Types and Features of Nonfiction
281(3)
Appendix E: Checklist for Evaluating Your Instruction in Nonfiction
284(3)
Appendix F: Children's Magazines Featuring Nonfiction
287(1)
Appendix G: Words That Signal Information
288(1)
Professional References Cited 289(6)
Children's Books Cited 295(6)
Index 301

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