ERIC Number: EJ1046778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Expanding the Range of Text Types Used in the Primary Grades
Strachan, Stephanie L.
Reading Teacher, v68 n4 p303-311 Dec 2014-Jan 2015
Primary-grade students' experiences with text should prepare them to critically read an extensive range of text types throughout their schooling and career, a primary goal of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). However, research demonstrates that narrative text overshadows other text types in the primary grades. The purpose of this article is to share four approaches to help primary-grade teachers purposefully and successfully expand the range of text types read, written, and discussed in their classroom. By increasing young children's experiences with different types of texts, teachers can augment their students' knowledge, prepare students for texts they will encounter throughout life, and promote student interest in a range of genres.
Descriptors: State Standards, Emergent Literacy, Reading Ability, Elementary School Students, Literary Genres, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Experience, Young Children, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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