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.
BLOGS & ARTICLES
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"
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"
PODCASTS & VIDEOS
Chalk & Ink Podcast | Season 2, Episode 26
School Librarians United Podcast | Nonfiction Advocate
Colby Sharp | Kid Lit Book Mail: Volume 21
BY THE AUTHORS
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”"