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Best nonfiction. Introductory level : 7 selections for young people with lessons for teaching the basic elements of nonfiction

Author: Christine Lund Orciuch; Theodore Knight
Publisher: Lincolnwood, Ill. : Jamestown Publishers, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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Lessons teach concepts and skills needed to understand nonfiction. Introduces approaches found in nonfiction including description, communication, explanation and persuasion. Includes writing exercises.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Lund Orciuch; Theodore Knight
ISBN: 0890618984 9780890618981 0890618828 9780890618820
OCLC Number: 42375655
Notes: "Levels E-F."
Description: ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: To the student --
1. Where is cyberspace? / by Claire Benedikt --
How to read nonfiction --
2. Another April / by Jesse Stuart --
Use of language --
3. How to improve your vocabulary / by Tony Randall --
Author's purpose --
4. Houston, we've had a problem (excerpt from Apollo 13 space emergency) / by Michael D. Cole --
Main idea and supporting details --
5. I got myself a start by giving myself a start (excerpt from Madam C.J. Walker) / by A'Lelia Perry Bundles --
Biography --
6. A child's life in Sarajevo (excerpt from Zlata's diary) / by Zlata Filipović --
Understanding a diary --
7. River creatures / by Huynh Quang Nhuong --
Analyzing nonfiction --
Using the writing process. A writing checklist --
Glossary of literary and nonfiction terms.
Other Titles: Nonfiction.
Responsibility: Christine Lund Orciuch, Theodore Knight.

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Lessons teach concepts and skills needed to understand nonfiction. Introduces approaches found in nonfiction including description, communication, explanation and persuasion. Includes writing exercises.

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