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Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Teaching Informational Writing Through Children's Literature, K-8

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781571104960
Author(s): Lynne R. Dorfman
Format: Paperback
Year: 2009
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Dimensions: 203 x 254 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 292
Pages: 5-13

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In their first book, "Mentor Texts," Lynne Dorfman and Rose Cappelli demonstrated how teachers can use children's literature to guide and inspire student writers of narrative fiction and poetry. Now, they have turned their focus to nonfiction, identifying a wide range of mentor texts and showing how these models illustrate the key features of good writing. Lynne and Rose guide teachers through a variety of projects, samples, and classroom anecdotes that demonstrate how teachers can help students become more effective writers of good nonfiction. The Your Turn lessons at the end of each chapter use the gradual release of responsibility model to guide and empower student writers. Teachers will find especially helpful the information on how to select appropriate mentor texts from among the sometimes overwhelming offerings of children's literature. Each Your Turn lesson encourages reflection and motivates students to think about what they've learned, the purpose of learning and practicing a skill or strategy, and how they might use this technique in the future. Additionally, "An Author's Voice" provides encouragement and advice from published authors of children's nonfiction. One of the most valuable features of "Nonfiction Mentor Texts" is the treasure chest of books organized according to chapter. This list in
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