What Is Creative Nonfiction?

9781410980342. ea vol: 32p. (Connect with Text). chart. further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Heinemann-Raintree. 2015. lib. ed. $29.99.
Gr 4–8—Brief offerings with concise sentences clearly explain different types of writing and how students can craft personal work. This visually striking series contains many graphics and photos, bright background pages, and colorful sidebars. Each volume includes the helpful features "Text Around You," which provides real-world examples of nonfiction writing, and "Text Tips!" Three titles also include "Text in History" sidebars, which, except for one focusing on Roald Dahl, highlight authors or incidents beyond readers' scope. The reference to Woodrow Wilson during World War II in Persuasive Writing is a glaring error. The distinctive features of each type of writing are outlined, and students will learn how to create compositions such as autobiographies, essays, and game rules.
VERDICT These quick reads will be beneficial in creative writing and journalism units.

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