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The Explorations in Nonfiction Writing Series

While exploring a range of real-world nonfiction texts, Explorations in Nonfiction Writing supports teachers in guiding their students to work collaboratively as researchers and develop their skills as writers. In addition to learning how to access, interpret, and publish informational texts, students will also consider ways to activate their voice and make their nonfiction writing clearer, more authoritative, and better organized.

This grade-by-grade Heinemann Curricular Resource contains: a lesson book containing all of the core resources needed to plan, teach, and assess nonfiction writing; In grades K–2, a BigBook of Mentor Texts provides an anthology of exemplar nonfiction texts in an expansive format; In grades 3–5, mentor texts are provided as posters and as reproducible blackline masters; Each unit also has a guide to teaching nonfiction writing which explains how to integrate nonfiction writing throughout the day, including how to conduct effective minilessons and writing conferences.

Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack: Grade K
Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack: Grade K

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

The Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack, Grade K includes Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade K and Crafting Nonfiction, Grades K-2. Click on their respective links to learn more about these resources or read sample chapters.... more

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Crafting Nonfiction Primary
Crafting Nonfiction Primary
Lessons on Writing Process, Traits, and Craft (grades K-2)

Linda Hoyt

“Nonfiction writing does not need to sound like an encyclopedia. It can be richly constructed with a wide variety of sentence patterns. Craft elements and literary devices should be highlighted and employed in nonfiction selections just as carefully as we implement them in fiction.” Linda Hoyt Nonfiction writers need to develop a broad arsenal of sentence structures so their writing is rich, varied,... more

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Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade K
Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade K

Anthony Stead, Linda Hoyt

“Nonfiction texts govern as much as 90% of the reading and writing done by literate adults and comprise more than 70% of standardized assessments. For our children to succeed in school and beyond they need to be fluent in the different purposes of nonfiction writing. They need to know how to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish a range of nonfiction texts.”
—Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt In Explorations in Nonfiction... more

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Nonfiction Writing
Nonfiction Writing
Intentional, Connected, and Engaging (DVD, K-2)

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

 “Young children need control over the various types of nonfiction texts. They need to take these into their lives. In these DVDs, we and other master teachers, model powerful ways to achieve this with real children in real classrooms.”
—Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt View... more

The K-5 Explorations in Nonfiction Writing Series Bundle
The K-5 Explorations in Nonfiction Writing Series Bundle

Anthony Stead, Linda Hoyt

Save when you order a complete K-5 Explorations in Nonfiction Writing Series Bundle. Click on the link to learn more about the full array of teaching resources at each grade level or preview sample chapters and lessons.
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Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 1
Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 1

Anthony Stead, Linda Hoyt

“Nonfiction texts govern as much as 90% of the reading and writing done by literate adults and comprise more than 70% of standardized assessments. For our children to succeed in school and beyond they need to be fluent in the different purposes of nonfiction writing. They need to know how to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish a range of nonfiction texts.” Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt In Explorations in Nonfiction... more

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Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack: Grade 1
Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack: Grade 1

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

The Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack, Grade 1 includes Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 1 and Crafting Nonfiction, Grades K-2.. Click on their respective links to learn more about these resources or read sample chapters.... more

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Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 2
Explorations in Nonfiction Writing: Grade 2

Anthony Stead, Linda Hoyt

“Nonfiction texts govern as much as 90% of the reading and writing done by literate adults and comprise more than 70% of standardized assessments. For our children to succeed in school and beyond they need to be fluent in the different purposes of nonfiction writing. They need to know how to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish a range of nonfiction texts.” Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt In Explorations... more

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Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack: Grade 2
Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack: Grade 2

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 2 and Crafting Nonfiction, Grades K-2. Click on their respective links to learn more about these resources or read sample chapters.... more

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Crafting Nonfiction Intermediate
Crafting Nonfiction Intermediate
Lessons on Writing Process, Traits, and Craft (grades 3-5)

Linda Hoyt, Kelly Boswell

“Nonfiction writing does not need to sound like an encyclopedia. It can be richly constructed with a wide variety of sentence patterns. Craft elements and literary devices should be highlighted and employed in nonfiction selections just as carefully as we implement them in fiction.” Linda Hoyt Nonfiction writers need to develop a broad arsenal of sentence structures so their writing is rich, varied,... more

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Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 3
Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 3

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

“Nonfiction texts govern as much as 90% of the reading and writing done by literate adults and comprise more than 70% of standardized assessments. For our children to succeed in school and beyond they need to be fluent in the different purposes of nonfiction writing. They need to know how to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish a range of nonfiction texts.” Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt In... more

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Nonfiction Writing Plus Pack Grade 3
Nonfiction Writing Plus Pack Grade 3

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

The Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack, Grade 3 includes Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 3 and Crafting Nonfiction, Intermediate Click on their respective links to learn more about these resources or read sample chapters.... more

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Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 4
Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 4

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

“Nonfiction texts govern as much as 90% of the reading and writing done by literate adults and comprise more than 70% of standardized assessments. For our children to succeed in school and beyond they need to be fluent in the different purposes of nonfiction writing. They need to know how to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish a range of nonfiction texts.” Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt In... more

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Nonfiction Writing Plus Pack Grade 4
Nonfiction Writing Plus Pack Grade 4

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

The Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack, Grade 4 includes Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 4 and Crafting Nonfiction, Intermediate Click on their respective links to learn more about these resources or read sample chapters.... more

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Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 5
Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 5

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

“Nonfiction texts govern as much as 90% of the reading and writing done by literate adults and comprise more than 70% of standardized assessments. For our children to succeed in school and beyond they need to be fluent in the different purposes of nonfiction writing. They need to know how to plan, compose, revise, edit, and publish a range of nonfiction texts.” Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt In... more

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Nonfiction Writing Plus Pack Grade 5
Nonfiction Writing Plus Pack Grade 5

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

The Nonfiction Writing PLUS Pack, Grade 5 includes Explorations in Nonfiction Writing, Grade 5 and Crafting Nonfiction, Intermediate Click on their respective links to learn more about these resources or read sample chapters.... more

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Nonfiction Writing, Grades 3-5 [DVD]
Nonfiction Writing, Grades 3-5 [DVD]
Intentional, Connected, and Engaging

Linda Hoyt, Anthony Stead

 “Young children need control over the various types of nonfiction texts. They need to take these into their lives. In these DVDs, we and other master teachers, model powerful ways to achieve this with real children in real classrooms.”
—Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt Through these instructional DVDs, Tony Stead and Linda Hoyt model the minilessons and... more