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Everybody's Talking About Nonfiction!

Posted by admin on Feb 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Everybodys Talking About Nonfiction Blog

Since the release of their groundbreaking book, 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Enriching Reading and Writing with Children’s Books, Melissa Stewart, Sibert Medal honoree, and Marlene Correia have been making waves across social media and changing the ways we think about nonfiction. This compelling exploration of nonfiction’s five major categories is shifting perspectives about how we share and celebrate nonfiction with students, how nonfiction can enhance our classroom and library collections, and, ultimately, how we can capitalize on the advantages of nonfiction to help build stronger readers and writers.

If you haven’t had a chance to dig into this powerful resource, take a look (and listen!) at this special roundup of what others are saying. You won’t be able to resist joining the celebration of what nonfiction can do for your instruction and for the readers and writers you work with every day.


Scientific American | "Nonfiction Is Cool, and Our Kids Know It"

Imagination Soup | "5 Kinds of Nonfiction: a PD Book for Teachers & Librarians"

#G2Great | 5 Kinds of Nonfiction 

Two Writing Teachers | 5 Kinds of Nonfiction: Review

Mrs. Knott's Book Nook | "Professional Reads Series - 5 Kinds of Nonfiction" 

PLOS SciComm | "Shattering My Implicit Bias Against the STEM Learners in My Classroom"

Celebrate Nonfiction | "Re-thinking Nonfiction in My School Library—with Astonishing Results"

Celebrate Nonfiction | "Nonfiction in Our Library" 

Celebrate Nonfiction | "Real Reviews! Students Write Nonfiction Book Reviews for the School Library Catalog"


Chalk & Ink Podcast | Season 2, Episode 26

School Librarians United Podcast | Nonfiction Advocate

Colby Sharp | Kid Lit Book Mail: Volume 21 


School Library Journal | "Understanding Text Structures in Nonfiction"

School Library Journal | "Tips for Teaching Text Structures with Expository Literature"

School Library Journal | "Deconstructing Kids’ Nonfiction: List Text Structure and the Five-Paragraph Essay"

School Library Journal | "Long on Kid Appeal, Browsable Nonfiction Continues to Trend"

MiddleWeb | "5 Kinds of Nonfiction: A New Way of Thinking"

Teacher's Corner Podcast | 5 Kinds of Nonfiction

School Library Journal | "Reinvigorate Library Collections with “Active Nonfiction”"

PLOS SciComm | "Exploring a Quandary: Kids Love Nonfiction, But Adults Assume They Don’t"


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Topics: Literacy