Saturday, July 8, 2017

SCBWI Handout: Writing STEM Picture Books

3 Tips to Get Started

Starting with a Question

 
Making a Personal Connection

 
Hooking Your Readers



6 Key Elements of Nonfiction Writing
 
Category
 
Writing Style
Text Structure






Format




Voice



Point of View
 
If you’re writing a Life Story . . .
  • Narrative writing style
  • Probably sequence (chronological) structure
  • Probably running text
  • Voice reflect personality of subject
  • Third-person narration (first-person controversial)

If you’re writing a Concept Book . . .
  • Probably expository writing style
  • Sequence, compare & contrast, Q & A, cause & effect, problem—solution, or invent your own
  • Think carefully about text format
  • Voice reflects topic and approach
  • Third-, second-, or first-person narration

4 comments:

  1. OMG! This is a complete workshop in itself! However, without the dynamic author sharing it in person, it's just not the same!

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  2. Great session, Melissa! You are so generous with all your material. Thanks for bringing all these together in one place.

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  3. This is amazing. Thanks, Melissa!

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  4. This is awesome! Thanks so much!!

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