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Making Facts Matter
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Making Facts Matter
Reading Non-Fiction 5-11



May 1992 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`There is little doubt that this is a book to which I shall return many times. It genuinely does enrich its readers' understanding' - Times Educational Supplement

'Warmly recommended for teachers and essential for the primary school library or staffroom' - School Librarian

'This is an illuminated and wise book, providing a convincing picture of the nature of primary school children and their work' - International Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship

This book provides a sound theoretical base, as well as practical examples, on the use and enjoyment of non-fiction books in the classroom.

Drawing on research studies from psychology and linguistics, the author brings together what is known about how children learn to read. She relates this specifically to how young readers become able to meet the demands of different kinds of non-fiction texts. She then shows how teachers can support children in becoming readers of non-fiction.

 
Learning From Non-fiction: Towards A Model of Learning; Kinds of Children’s Non-Fiction; Kinds of Non-Fiction: Narrative; Kinds of Non-Fiction: Non-Narrative 1 - Reference Books; Kinds of Non-Fiction: Non-Narrative 2 - Children’s Non-Story Picture and Inf
 
t 2 Into the Classroom: Topic Work: Using and Sharing Information and Ideas From Books; Becoming Critical Readers; Classroom Contexts for Reading Non-Fiction; Young “Experts” Talk About Their Reading.

'There is little doubt that this is a book to which I shall return many times. It genuinely does enrich its readers' understanding' - Times Educational Supplement

'Warmly recommended for teachers and essential for the primary school library or staffroom' - School Librarian

'This is an illuminated and wise book, providing a convincing picture of the nature of primary school children and their work' - International Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship

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