Educators who teach children's literature at the college level as part of the pre-service experience seldom allocate enough space in the curriculum for nonfiction literature. This book recognizes the viability of nonfiction as a literary genre that demands critical analysis, celebrates storytelling in its varied forms, and invites teacher educators and pre-service teachers, our primary audience, to nurture a spirit of inquiry and skepticism in the classroom. It is an excellent resource for teacher educators looking for a variety of nonfiction texts to include in their literacy curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It also offers critical approaches through which students are encouraged to read these texts, and ideas for critical inquiry with young learners.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 231 g
Dimensions: 232 x 149 x 9 mm
We need ready access to high-quality nonfiction literature and strategies to use with it more than ever before. This book makes for an exciting and advantageous journey for our students. Learn more about the inner workings of this genre and opportunities that motivate students to dig deeper into critically analyzing topics that span across multiple disciplines. Does Nonfiction Equate Truth? opens doors that enlighten and inform about social justice issues and other important matters with strategies that ignite the wonderment of learning through nonfiction literature. The authors cordially invite you to be the learner and researcher along with your students. -- Deborah Wooten, associate professor, Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, University of Tennessee
A comprehensive and reflective read for educators that provokes thinking around current instructional "best practices" when teaching nonfiction. It incites educators to shift their thinking, reflecting more on the how and why, providing students with purpose for reading a wide range of literature, and having students challenge the information they read and not accepting it for "face-value." Thought-provoking! -- Keesha Jackson-Muir, principal, Braddock Elementary School, Annandale, VA
The topic of nonfiction brought to a new light! The authors provided a wonderful balance of information and practical examples for teachers to implement. This will be a great addition in our Professional Learning Communities. -- M. Adelle Sumner, assistant principal, Palm Beach County, FL; Florida Reading Association District Director