ERIC Number: ED317965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Graves, Donald H.
Based on the premise that reading and writing are social acts in which teachers and children together share the books and authors they enjoy and their own composing in the various genres, this book (one of a series) focuses on using nonfiction to develop a literate classroom. The book highlights a series of "action experiments" designed for personal growth and discovery in the classroom. Chapters include: (1) "Roots of Nonfiction--Discourse"; (2) "Transitions from Oral Forms to Reading and Writing"; (3) "Put Nonfiction to Work"; (4) "The Lively Art of the Interview"; and (5) "Formal Reporting." (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, Emergent Literacy, Interviews, Journal Writing, Learning Activities, Letters (Correspondence), Nonfiction, Personal Narratives, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 70 Court St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: The Reading/Writing Teacher's Companion Series.