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ERIC Number: EJ880121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Unlocking Text Features for Determining Importance in Expository Text: A Strategy for Struggling Readers
Bluestein, N. Alexandra
Reading Teacher, v63 n7 p597-600 Apr 2010
This article briefly addresses the theoretical underpinnings of comprehension strategy instruction for both proficient and struggling readers before going on to explain how the external features of expository text serve as an ideal foundation to learn how to determine importance in nonfiction. Specific methods for utilizing the text features of both narrative and informational nonfiction texts to explicitly teach how to determine importance to struggling readers are detailed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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