More and more, teachers are requesting educational resources that go beyond traditional teachers guides and activity sheets. So while I do still have those kinds of materials on my website, I’m also offering resources that delve deeply into the nonfiction reading and writing process from an author’s point of view.
Some of these resources focus on books I’ve written and describe various
stages of my creative process in detail, while others provide more general
information and highlight books written
by a wide variety of nonfiction authors.
On Mondays this year, I’m going to be sharing some of these resources and
providing ideas for how they might be used in the classroom. Today, I’m going
to focus on the What’s an Informational Book? section, which you can access by
clicking on the Nonfiction Reading Resources icon.
This section includes an article about the various definitions of the
term “informational book/text,” a description of the term “informational
fiction,” and information about the term “pseudo-narrative,” which refers to
informational fiction narrated by a made-up character, such as an animal or an
I hope you’ll take a look at these resources.