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ERIC Number: ED541440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Informational Text and the CCSS
Aspen Institute
What constitutes an informational text covers a broad swath of different types of texts. Biographies & memoirs, speeches, opinion pieces & argumentative essays, and historical, scientific or technical accounts of a non-narrative nature are all included in what the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) envisions as informational text. Also included are literary non-fiction, journalism, and information that appears in graphs, charts, and maps. Informational text oftentimes has unique text features that requires experience learning how to navigate. What informational text is not is text that might appear under the classic rubric of literature: novels, short stories, poetry, and drama--in other words, fiction. The clearest divide then between the realms of informational and literary text is the reliance of the former on fact as a basis for the information conveyed.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Aspen Institute