Saturday, May 11, 2013

Here are some great resources on Nonfiction writing instruction and nonfiction mentor texts. With the new focus on nonfiction in the CCSS, these are valuable. Enjoy:} Courtesy of Choice Literacy.


 
 
 
Here are two features from the Choice Literacy archives to hone your skills in nonfiction writing instruction.
 
Ann Marie Corgill lets her writing curriculum do double duty, building social and literacy skills in Learning to Write Engaging Nonfiction: A Middle School Partner Writing Study:
 
 
 
Franki Sibberson finds literary nonfiction provides rich and varied writing models for elementary students. She shares some of her favorite mentor texts:
 

 
If you're looking for new nonfiction text models, you might want to explore Choice Literacy's Pinterest board Great Nonfiction for Kids. We add to it weekly, and it currently includes more than five dozen annotated children's books:
 
 
 
We've posted Part 2 of our favorite digital reading and writing tools round-up with contributions from Maria Caplin, Michelle Kelly, Mandy Robek, Katherine Sokolowski, and Brian Sepe:
 
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