Explore the connection between reading nonfiction and writing nonfiction.
The more students consider a writer's craft in nonfiction, the more they will see that elements of good writing overlap. Strong introductions and conclusions are often comprised of several of elements working together. Good writing occurs in the combined use of these stylistic moves. Reading nonfiction with an eye for these choices, and discussing a writer's craft in class with a connection to the content of the texts, will allow your students to see the interplay between reading nonfiction and writing nonfiction.