ERIC Number: ED480886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Importance of Expository Text: Reading and Writing. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
Typically, elementary school children read more narrative texts, such as short stories, poems, and fiction books. Some educators have raised concerns over whether elementary school children are developing the skills needed to study the structure and function of expository texts. This topical bibliography and commentary provides examples that show how teachers can incorporate expository text into the school curriculum while making this writing style a rewarding experience for students. The bibliography/commentary notes that expository writing is also considered information literacy since the primary function of this text style is to convey information. It adds that this imbalance between narrative and expository experience has led educators to try to seek methods for closing the gap, and they have found that expository writing can be taught even at an early age. (Contains 2 Internet addresses and 14 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Expository Writing, Information Literacy, Nonfiction, Reading Skills, Writing Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., #140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: Expository Text; Information Books; Information Focus