Questions: 1. Name at least 9 types of books (genres) described at Breitlinks website. Picture Books, Traditional Literature, Historical Fiction, Modern Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Non-fiction, Biography, Poetry and Drama 2. Define “fiction” books. It is a type of book or story that written about imaginary characters and events. They are not based on real people and facts. 3. Define “non-fiction” books. It is a story that is based on true events and information. 4. What criteria should be used when selecting “non-fiction, information” books? "Most of the reading people do across their lives is informational reading. Children are curious, and informational books and magazines can help them learn about the August 2018
world in a way that stories cannot. “When selecting informational book titles for young children, an important element to consider is clear writing. The quality of illustrations is also key. Barbara Moss, professor of literacy education at San Diego State University, looks for the 5 A's: Authority of the author (the author credits his or her sources) Accuracy Attractiveness Appropriateness for a child audience Artistry ("This artistry involves text that is clearly organized, interesting, and written in a way that children can understand.") 5. You will be writing book reviews on science and math books. In the reviews you will identify vocabulary words to focus on and identify strategies to support learning those words.
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