Once upon a fact

Once upon a fact

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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.While 6th graders scored higher on their essays than 4th graders, 4th graders wrote essays that met the criteria for ... New London Group (1996) on the necessity of both aquot;situated practiceaquot; a€” defined as aquot;immersion in a community of learnersanbsp;...

Title:Once upon a fact
Author:Carol Brennan Jenkins, Alice Altfillisch Earle
Publisher:Teachers College Pr - 2006-06-15


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