Through The Eyes Of A Child Norton Chapter 10 Summary

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In Chapter ten of Through the Eyes of a Child Norton explains informational books and their values. Informational books are nonfiction books that are used to write reports and/or expand knowledge about history, space, animals, plants, geography, or how things work. Everyone values these types of books in schools, homes, libraries, and every educational place found in our country, because their contents are carefully evaluated (Norton 494). The number one value of informational books is that they have such great and trusted information about everything we would ever want to get and learn from. These books are very valuable to children because that’s where they get their questions answered. These books are, also, the main source that give them knowledge and make their thinking grew and become stronger as they gain more information about different things in their lives and in the world they live in. When reading…show more content…
The first one is accuracy, which means the author of any informational book must have the best and fullest knowledge of the subject he/she is writing the book about. The second guideline is stereo type, which in this case, means that the book must have information that respects basic principles against racism and sexism. Third, is illustration, which means that every illustration in the book must be accurate and clear to the readers. Fourth guideline for selecting a good quality information book is annalistic thinking. Children must be given the opportunity to observe, gather data, experiment, compare, and formulate hypotheses when reading informational books (Norton 499). Organization is also very important when writing informational books. The ideas in the book must be broken down carefully to make them easy for children to read and understand. The style must, also be accurate and not too difficult for children of a certain age to understand what was written in the books (Norton

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