Nonfiction Writing Power
Teaching information writing with intent and purpose
Nonfiction writing is important in a student’s school life and is a skill that they will use throughout their lives. This remarkable book shows teachers how to help students recognize that they write because they have something to say. It argues that writing nonfiction well means considering intent and purpose, and choosing the most appropriate form among the various nonfiction genres. Practical and comprehensive, the book helps teachers work with students to explore their Writing Powers: to Describe, to Instruct, to Compare, to Persuade, to Explain, and to Report. Ideal support for teaching writing in the content areas, the book includes ways a particular form can link to Science, Social Studies, and other subject areas.