Welcome teachers, librarians, homeschoolers and nonfiction writers! This blog offers innovative resources for teaching science and tips for writing nonfiction.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Behind the Books: Teaching Tools for Writing Informational Text
Back in February, when
Feathers: Not Just for Flying was published,
I blogged about the book-related
resource that I created to go with it—a mini-lesson that consists of the book, a
video, and a worksheet.
Educators seem to
really like it, so I decided to create another one for Beneath the Sun. This time,
the mini-lesson focuses on Vivid
Verbs. You can download everything you need to get started from my website.
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children. Her lifelong fascination with the natural world led her to earn a B.S.
in biology and M.A. in science journalism. When Melissa isn’t writing or speaking to children or educators, she’s usually exploring natural places near her home or around the world.
• AAAS/Subaru Prizes for Excellence in Science Books • ALA Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award • CRA Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award • Cook Prize for STEM Picture Book • Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List • Cybils Nonfiction Awards • NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People • NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children • NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 • YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfictionfor Young Adults