I have purchased 2 books so that I can better teach my students how to write. Now, I have felt quite comfortable teaching students to write narratives, or personal journals. However, I have not felt very confident about teaching students how to write reports or "factual Writing".
Is that A Fact? Teaching Nonfiction Writing K-3 focuses on helping students locate information, interpreting the information, recording (not plagiarizing) and publishing. The book also has some great information about teaching the forms of writing - descriptive reports, scientific explanations, persuasive writing, and nonfiction narrative.
I am really looking forward to reading the book and learning to better my teaching of writing!
On a personal note: I am trying to keep active by walking every morning and by training using light weights 4 -5 times a week.