In this amazing book, Russell Freedman, Jean Craighead George, Kathryn Lasky, Stephen Swinburne, Michael Tunnel, David Quammen, Katherine Paterson and many others share with Laura Robb how they write compelling, beautiful nonfiction. Robb interweaves their advice with lessons on teaching all aspects of craft, including choosing fascinating topics, researching, revising, word choice, leads, and endings. Includes author quotes to share with students, assessment & management tips, and more. For use with Grades 3 & Up.
About the Author
Laura Robb, the author of best sellers Teaching Reading in Middle School, Teaching Reading in Social Studies, Science, and Math, and other practical professional books, now turns her attention to nonfiction writing. In this highly practical book, Robb weaves what she learned from interviewing top nonfiction authors into lessons on craft and technique and learning to read using a writer's eye. Director of Language Arts and Curriculum Coordinator for Powhatan School in Boyce, Virginia, Robb has completed her 41st year in the classroom. She is a sought-after speaker giving professional development workshops throughout the country.