ERIC Number: EJ1021631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Research and Policy: Teaching about and with Informational Texts: What Does Research Teach Us?
Maloch, Beth; Bomer, Randy
Language Arts, v90 n6 p441-450 Jul 2013
This column explores the research that investigates teaching children with informational texts, which is a growing concern and focus in Common Core State Standards (CCSS.) The authors highlight empirical data that study the use of informational texts with young learners. The article is foregrounded in four key findings: make the texts available and accessible, create authentic opportunities for engagement, engage students through interactive read-alouds, and employ explicit instruction.
Descriptors: Literacy, Nonfiction, Access to Information, Learner Engagement, Reading Aloud to Others, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Direct Instruction, Educational Research, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
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