Monday, March 8, 2021

Resources for Educators: Formatting Nonfiction


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 sharing some of these resources and providing ideas for how they might be used in the classroom. Today, I’m going continue discussing the Writing Activities and Mentor Text sections, which you can access by clicking on the Nonfiction Writing Resources icon.

Under the Format link, you’ll find an activity that looks at how and why nonfiction writers can employ layered text and different combinations of text features to achieve their author purpose.

Under the Format link, you’ll find an activity that looks at how and why nonfiction writers can employ layered text and different combinations of text features to achieve their author purpose.

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