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ERIC Number: EJ1034435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Exploring the Inconsistent Labels and Definitions of Texts Used in Informational Reading and Writing
Watkins, Naomi M.; Liang, Lauren Aimonette
Reading Psychology, v35 n7 p666-682 2014
This article discusses the various labels and definitions given for texts used for informational reading and writing and the confusion caused by the inconsistency of terms. An EBSCO search on articles published from 2006 to 2011 in the three largest literacy-related professional organizations' journals produced a total of 59 articles. Nonfiction was the most frequent label used; the term "informational text" had the greatest number of definitions and disparity in use. The authors discuss the implications of these disparities in labels and definitions for both researchers and teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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