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Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write

by Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D. and Mariam Jean Dreher

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Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write

Grades K – 3
Type Book
Published December 2003
Publisher International Reading Association

 

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Children need to learn the skills of reading information effectively, but the emphasis in early literacy is frequently placed almost exclusively on storybooks and other narrative text. This book shows that nonfiction texts can be as effective as narrative in early reading instruction, and offers suggestions for developing classroom libraries and choosing quality informational texts that you can use with all children. Real-life examples demonstrate the success of informational texts in a variety of classroom settings.

Kletzien, S.B., & Dreher, M.J. (2004). Informational Text in K3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

 

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