THE WRITER’S PRACTICE
Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing
By John Warner. Urging readers to conceptualize nonfiction writing in terms of experiences rather than assignments or essays, writer and educator Warner presents an innovative, step-by-step, active-learning method that moves students through a series of writing problems that exposes and acculturates them to the ways writers work in the real world. After an introductory section on the writing process and how to read like a writer, the next section provides "skills drills" on topics such as making inferences from observations and experience vs. memory. Subsequent sections then cover analytical writing, research, argumentation, and other types of writing. Along the way, prompts help readers hone skills, refine knowledge, and develop habits of mind. Grades 9 and up. Appendix. Penguin. 242 pages. ©2019.