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ERIC Number: EJ1036957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Reading Thematically Related Texts to Develop Knowledge and Comprehension
Gelzheiser, Lynn; Hallgren-Flynn, Laura; Connors, Margaret; Scanlon, Donna
Reading Teacher, v68 n1 p53-63 Sep 2014
When literacy instruction uses books selected on the basis of thematic content, it can foster the attainment of literacy goals while developing readers' knowledge. This paper provides a rationale for the use of thematically-related texts in literacy instruction and describes some thematic units that have been a part of literacy intervention research with struggling readers. Examples illustrate how to begin with simple texts, read multiple texts on a topic to develop knowledge, include a more challenging, culminating text, and use themes to develop useful genre knowledge. Tips for teachers who wish to develop their own content themes are suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A07223; R324A110053; R324A070223