1st Edition

Beyond Stories
Young Children's Nonfiction Composition





ISBN 9781930556409
Published June 20, 2002 by Routledge
172 Pages

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Book Description

This book pulls together the experiences of teachers and children in pre-school through Grade 3. It demonstrates that nonfiction composing is a highly creative process for young children. It provides suggestions for writing assignments, focused reading, and assessment. The theme that underlines this book is that joy and creativity are inherently part of nonfiction and non-narrative composing with young children.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgements
Prologue
"It's Not a Story"- Children Responding Through Nonfiction
"I Hope You Feel Better And Raindrops And Rain Clouds"- Nonfiction Composition in the Play of Young Children
Composing Choices: Representing Response to Experience
"What Happens to the Bee?"- Children Composing Nonfiction in Classrooms
The Role of Reading in Nonfiction Composition
Assessment as a Nonjudgmental Process
References

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