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Nonfiction Writing Strategies Using Context-Area Mentor Texts

Nonfiction Writing Strategies Using Context-Area Mentor Texts

by Marcia Freeman
     
 

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How can you enhance the quality and effectiveness of instruction in both the content areas and in writing? By integrating content in both social studies and science with the strategies of writing that are so important for students to master as they craft nonfiction. This book shows teachers how to use mentor texts in an integrative approach for teaching both

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How can you enhance the quality and effectiveness of instruction in both the content areas and in writing? By integrating content in both social studies and science with the strategies of writing that are so important for students to master as they craft nonfiction. This book shows teachers how to use mentor texts in an integrative approach for teaching both content and informational writing. As you explore the pages of this book, you'll find strategies for teaching writing craft fundamentals with step-by-step instructions that make writing instruction come alive in content-area classes. Models make the instructional strategies clear. The book also includes a variety of expository techniques and advice on preparing writers for success on performance-based tests.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This teacher resource focuses on K-4th grade and provides primary/elementary teachers with well-detailed suggestions on how to support expository writing with younger writers. After an introductory “How to Use This Book” sections, the author takes teachers through six chapters organized by concept and then, within the chapter, by grade level. Chapter 1 focuses on the concept of the “Target Skill,” and explains that these are techniques from the general categories of organization, composition, literary devices, and writing conventions. Within chapters two through four, the author provides helpful suggestions for working with the different age groups through content-appropriate approaches and/or texts, pictures, and so on. Chapter 5 discusses how teachers can help prepare students for comprehensive assessments. In each section, the author lists Capstone’s Mentor Texts that can help teachers support this work in the classroom. The final chapter, on editing, is short and feels somewhat “tagged on” but is a good reminder about the place of editing in student writing. Many teachers will find this a helpful resource as they work to further prepare their students for Common Core Standards and the assessments that will inevitably occur in the classroom. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.; Ages Adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781625215123
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
11/15/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,134,831
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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