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ERIC Number: EJ1085700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
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Have Recommended Book Lists Changed to Reflect Current Expectations for Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms?
Dreher, Mariam Jean; Kletzien, Sharon B.
Reading Psychology, v37 n3 p371-391 2016
Despite both longstanding and recent calls for more informational text in K-3 classrooms, research indicates that narrative text remains in the majority for read alouds, classroom libraries, and instruction, thus limiting children's opportunity to experience the demands of expository text. Because national associations' recommended book lists are frequently proposed to identify books, we analyzed current lists to determine whether they include a higher percentage of expository books than 10 years ago. Our findings show a continuing prevalence of narratives suggesting the need to carefully evaluate books on such lists if the goal is to increase students' experience with expository text.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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