Traditional narrative--take a topic and tell what you know; the True book series follows this model
Creative narrative--takes a nonfiction topic and tells it from a particular point of view, follows a chronological order, or imposes some other structure on the information
- layered texts are now often employed in some texts, in which basic facts are presented in large type and more detailed information is also provided using a smaller font for more sophisticated readers
Compare and contrast--just what it says
List --a general concept or category is presented and then examples are provided on each page
Question and answer books--some are especially well done, such as Steve Jenkins "What Do You Do With a Tail Like This"
Stewart's website includes lots of ideas for how teachers and librarians can use nonfiction texts, and she has a great example of how she revised a book that could be used when working with students on their writing.