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Tuesday, July 30 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Rethinking Informational Reading and Writing (40 min)

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Most literacy educators and school librarians are naturally drawn to stories and storytelling, including fiction and narrative nonfiction But up to 42 percent of elementary students prefer expository nonfiction. This session breaks down the five categories of nonfiction children’s books, offers tips for updating book collections, and provides strategies for integrating a variety of nonfiction texts into reading and writing lessons

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Melissa Stewart

Author, Acton, MA
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children, including Seashells: More than a Home, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs, and Can an Aardvark Bark. She is the co-author, with Nancy Chesley, of Perfect Pairs... Read More →


Tuesday July 30, 2019 1:00pm - 1:40pm
NHS - RM 403 Narragansett High School