So, why are true books called nonfiction? because 'faction' was taken?
and why isn't fiction called nonfactual?
Anyway, if you're reading this, bless your heart - and head, for that matter...
Below are a few links well worth the checking out and why do I think so and particularly now? Because very early tomorrow morning I'm off to Kansas City to talk to a roomful of educators, who likely get up very early every single danged day, about nonfiction books for young readers. Some of those I've done. A lot of others I like a lot, for their beauty, for the author's way w/ words, for a new window into lost worlds. all of the above...
• nonfiction authors resource:
• David McCullough on 5 lessons every high school student should learn:
• Greg Timmons' terrific blogpost on interact: Teacher's Center
Historical Literacy and Active Learning:
• Anne Goudvis's and Stephanie Harvey's brilliant essay, Teaching for Historical Literacy:
• Barbara Kerley's snappy, informative post re: the Common Core: