The writer's intent is the underlying foundation of Nonfiction Writing Power. Building on Adrienne Gear's Reading Power books, this valuable addition to her highly successful books addresses the close link between reader and writer. This remarkable book shows teachers how to help students recognize that they write because they have something to say. It argues that writing nonfiction well means considering the writer's intent and purpose, and choosing the most appropriate form among the various nonfiction genres.
Nonfiction Writing Power is designed to help teachers develop a writing program that focuses on the different forms of nonfiction. This practical book helps teachers work with students to explore
- the Power to Describe
- the Power to Instruct
- the Power to Compare
- the Power to Persuade
- the Power to Explain
- the Power to Report
Ideal support for teaching writing in the content areas, the book includes ways that a particular form can link to science, social studies, and other subject areas.
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