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2001 paperback 176 pages Item #527 ISBN: 1-57274-456-1  $26.95 [Add to Cart] [View Cart]

Text Forms and Features:
A Resource for Intentional Teaching

by Margaret E. Mooney

In order to read and write a variety of text forms, students need to be exposed to and taught about those forms from an early age. This book lists the purpose, description, and key elements of many fiction and nonfiction text forms, from “Advertisements” to “Traditional Tales.” Other chapters describe how various text forms fit into the reading and writing curriculum and how  authors use techniques to set the tone of a text. The book ends with the purpose, description, and elements of common text features, such as “Acknowledgments,” “Charts,” and “Title Pages.” 

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Author Bio:
Margaret E. Mooney’s teaching, writing, and publishing career began in New Zealand, but for the past several years she has been dividing her time between New Zealand and the United States, especially the state of Washington. She encourages teachers to view all children as worthy, not needy, emphasizing education as a process of enhancement and not one of compensation. She promotes guided reading as an instructional approach in which children practice, apply, and extend skills and strategies in order to understand text on the first reading. Margaret has written the Books for Young Learners Teacher Resource, Text Forms and Features: A Resource for Intentional Teaching, Reading To, With, and By Children, and Developing Life- long Readers. In 1998, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Margaret as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to education, particularly the teaching of reading.

Other Books by the Author
Caught in the Spell of Writing and Reading: Grade 3 and Beyond

 A Book is A Present: Selecting Text for Intentional Teaching

Developing Life-long Readers


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