This nonfiction response is great for students to begin to recognize the features of nonfiction pieces of writing. They can see what nonfiction writing has in common and pick out the main idea and supporting evidence. This worksheet would also be good for students to summarize and use again to reference the piece of work they read.
Do you have story tellers in your school? The Pearson Foundation and digital publisher, Atavist, have announced the details of the first annual Digital Storymakers Award — an award that recognizes excellence in original student nonfiction narrative that blends, text, photo, video, interactive maps and other rich media features. The 2013 grand prize is $5,000 and publication in the Digital Storymakers App. Story submissions accepted starting January 1, 2013, and due April 15, 2013.
Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. More than 1,000 books are entered each year. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.