ERIC Number: ED478519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Inquiry into Reading Content: Making Sense with Expository Texts. NCTE Reading Initiative.
Martens, Prisca; Pritchard, T. Gail
In this Inquiry Study, participants will explore the process of reading expository texts--the strategies participant/teachers use to make sense of them, and how expository texts are similar to and different from narrative and other types of texts. Participants will then examine aspects of expository texts, such as text structures, vocabulary, and building background knowledge, and discuss how these influence readers. To support the inquiry, numerous strategies and opportunities to "live through" a content study are provided. Lists 14 professional reading selections. Also lists suggested books, suggested articles/chapters, and suggested resource titles. (NKA)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Inquiry, Professional Development, Reading Processes, Reading Strategies
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.