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ERIC Number: EJ1112675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-5984
Teaching Text Structure: Examining the Affordances of Children's Informational Texts
Jones, Cindy D.; Clark, Sarah K.; Reutzel, D. Ray
Elementary School Journal, v117 n1 p143-169 Sep 2016
This study investigated the affordances of informational texts to serve as model texts for teaching text structure to elementary school children. Content analysis of a random sampling of children's informational texts from top publishers was conducted on text structure organization and on the inclusion of text features as signals of text structure. Our findings showed three limitations to the affordances present in informational texts currently available for elementary school children. Implications of these findings are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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