Chapter 1: Discovering, Questioning, Talking and Imagining: Writing NonFiction
As I picture my colleagues in their classrooms now, this is what I envision: a teacher has brought something to school to share with her class of first graders. It’s an arrowhead she found when a dead tree was uprooted in a storm. Conversation erupts as students examine the object.
“Let me see.”
“Where’d you find that?”
“Is it sharp?”
“Who made that? An Indian?”
“Can I touch it?”
“Well, you know what?” the teacher asks as there is a lull in the talk. “I couldn’t find a good book about arrowheads. I think I might just have to write one.”