This timely book explores the debate about how best to engage children in the writing of nonfiction and suggests many insturctional strategies for K-6 classrooms. Using transcripts and descriptions of children's actual writing practices, the authors show that children willilngly embrace nonfiction writing when the genre is given an important place in the classroom. Drawn from the authors' classroom-based research study with thrid graders, this groundbreaking volume explores in detail the intertextual patterns that children adopt when writing nonfirction reports, and documents the ways in which peer and teacher influence fuel and direct children's writing.In one set of classrooms, students participated only in the immersion activities. ... compared the performance two classes of 4th and 6th graders who received instruction in persuasive writing and two classes ... While 6th graders scored higher on their essays than 4th graders, 4th graders wrote essays that met the criteria foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Once upon a fact|
|Author||:||Carol Brennan Jenkins, Alice Altfillisch Earle|
|Publisher||:||Teachers College Pr - 2006-06-15|