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ERIC Number: EJ1094015
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
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The Informational Text Structure Survey (ITS[superscript 2]): An Exploration of Primary Grade Teachers' Sensitivity to Text Structure in Young Children's Informational Texts
Reutzel, D. Ray; Jones, Cindy D.; Clark, Sarah K.; Kumar, Tamara
Journal of Educational Research, v109 n1 p81-98 2016
There has been no research reported about if or how well primary grade teachers can identify information text structures in children's authentic informational texts. The ability to do so accurately and reliably is a prerequisite for teachers to be able to teach students how to recognize and use text structures to assist them in comprehending informational texts. The authors report the development of the Informational Text Structure Survey (ITS[superscript 2]). Prior to training, primary grade teachers demonstrated low accuracy and reliability in identifying traditional expository text structures in well-structured children's grade level-appropriate informational texts. Results after training with the ITS[superscript 2] instrument showed significant improvements in the teachers' accuracy and reliability in identifying traditional informational text structures in well-structured children's grade level-appropriate informational texts after training with the ITS[superscript 2] instrument.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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