Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep

Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep
Non­fic­tion Writ­ers Dig Deep

edit­ed by Melis­sa Stew­art
Nation­al Coun­cil of
Teach­ers of Eng­lish, 2020
ISBN: 978–0‑81413–352‑1
190 pages, ages 9 and up

50 Award-Winning Children’s Book Authors Share the Secret of Engaging Writing

50 Award-Winning Children’s Book Authors
Share the Secret of Engaging Writing

I am hon­ored to be one of the con­tribut­ing authors to this inspir­ing book.

In Non­fic­tion Writ­ers Dig Deep: 50 Award-Win­ning Chil­dren’s Book Authors Share the Secret of Engag­ing Writ­ing, some of today’s most cel­e­brat­ed writ­ers for chil­dren share essays that describe a crit­i­cal part of the infor­ma­tion­al writ­ing process that is often left out of class­room instruction.

To craft engag­ing non­fic­tion, pro­fes­sion­al writ­ers choose top­ics that fas­ci­nate them and explore con­cepts and themes that reflect their pas­sions, per­son­al­i­ties, beliefs, and expe­ri­ences in the world. By scru­ti­niz­ing the infor­ma­tion they col­lect to make their own per­son­al mean­ing, they cre­ate dis­tinc­tive books that delight as well as inform.

In addi­tion to essays from men­tor authors, Non­fic­tion Writ­ers Dig Deep includes a wide range of tips, tools, teach­ing strate­gies, and activ­i­ty ideas from edi­tor Melis­sa Stew­art to help stu­dents (1) choose a top­ic, (2) focus that top­ic by iden­ti­fy­ing a core idea, theme, or con­cept, and (3) ana­lyze their research to find a per­son­al con­nec­tion. By adding a piece of them­selves to their drafts, stu­dents will learn to craft rich, unique prose.


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Nonfiction Writers Dig Deep