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Within our region, illicit fentanyl has been confirmed in a variety of both fake prescription pills, as well as hidden in other street drugs such as cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and marijuana. Illicit fentanyl is known to be deadly in small amounts, making the risk of overdosing extremely high.
Globally Minded Learners & Leaders
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Threat Assessment Information
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Non-fiction writing, sometimes called “informational writing,” is distinguished from other types of text by its purpose – namely “to communicate accurate, credible information about things, events, people, constructs, concepts and theories” (Ministry of Education, 2006c, p. 79). Fountas and Pinnell suggest that the purpose of non-fiction writing is to “inform or persuade,” whereas the purpose of fiction is to “entertain and involve readers (or listeners) in stories of life” (2001, p. 393). The line between the two can be a fluid one – consider documentaries and docudramas. Yet, by and large, fiction, “fashioned in the author’s imagination,” is not held accountable to standards of evidence, whereas non-fiction, “based in fact,” needs to be documented and verified by other sources (Fountas & Pinnell, 2001, p. 399).
For the full article visit: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/inspire/research/Non_Fiction_Writing.pdf
With the exception of attendance, opportunities to develop skills and abilities in non-fiction writing is the “number-one factor” associated with improved test scores. (Reeves, 2002)
Non-fiction writing is the most widely read genre in the world. (Kamil & Lane, 1997).
Studies have shown that academic achievement in a range of subjects and fields relies heavily on informational reading and writing. (Duke, 2004)
Elementary school children of both genders (not just boys) will choose to read nonfiction over stories nearly half the time, a finding that surprises many teachers (Kletzien & Szabo, 1998)