Teaching Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms

Teaching Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms

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Specifically designed for K-3 teachers, this accessible guide describes ways to use informational text creatively and effectively in both reading and writing instruction. The book presents lessons, read-alouds, and activities that motivate students to engage with a wide variety of exemplary texts; links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are explained throughout. Key topics include how to build academic vocabulary, balance fiction and nonfiction, and address the needs of English language learners. Examples from diverse classrooms and end-of-chapter discussion questions and engagement activities enhance the book's utility as a professional development resource. Reproducible handouts and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2q x 11q size.The poems can be rhyming or patterned poems such as information poems, acrostic poems, or cinquains. ... As with other writing instruction, teachers could begin by sharing books that feature acrostics, such as African Acrostics (Harley, 2009). ... Bears (Gibbons, 2001b), a teacher might demonstrate how he or she constructed an acrostic poem based on the information: Polar bears are amazing animals.

Title:Teaching Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms
Author:Mariam Jean Dreher, Sharon Benge Kletzien
Publisher:Guilford Publications - 2015-09-10


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