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ERIC Number: EJ1409970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Using Informational Text and Play Experiences to Support Student and Family Engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment
Carmen Sherry Brown
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v51 n3 p6-10 2023
Young children learn best through hands-on, authentic experiences that motivates, stimulates and supports their growth in all areas of development. This includes the skills necessary to enhance their literacy and language acquisition, physical and cognitive development in addition to their social-emotional development and approaches to learning. Using informational text to support play and developmental activities for young children arouses their interest and curiosity and fuels their exploration and discovery. Informational text is nonfiction writing that is written with the intention of informing the listener and reader about a specific topic. The purpose of this virtual activity was to provide Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2 students with the opportunity to develop their decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills while reading a grade and developmentally appropriate informational text about clouds. This activity also supported multiple modalities and provided interdisciplinary connections throughout the virtual activity and family engagement.
Southern Early Childhood Association. PO Box 8109 Jacksonville, AR 72078. Tel: 501-221-1648. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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