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Teaching informational text in K-3 Classrooms : best practices to help children read, write and learn from nonfiction

Author: Mariam Jean Dreher; Sharon Benge Kletzien
Publisher: New York : Guilford Publications, 2015.
Series: Best practices in action.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Dreher, Mariam Jean. Teaching Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms .
Best Practices to Help Children Read, Write, and Learn from Nonfiction
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mariam Jean Dreher; Sharon Benge Kletzien
ISBN: 1462522319 9781462522316 9781462522262 1462522262 9781462522279 1462522270
OCLC Number: 918997679
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Half Title Page --
Series Page --
Title Page --
Copyright --
Dedication --
About the Authors --
Series Editors' Note --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
1. Supporting Motivation and Achievement with Informational Text --
What Is Informational Text? --
Stories and Informational Text in K-3 Classrooms --
Expectations about Children's Reading and Writing --
Improving Reading Achievement by Using Informational Text --
Beginning Reading Instruction and the Information Reader --
Reading Preferences and Informational Text --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
2. Developing Classroom Libraries with a Full Range of Informational Text --
A 50/50 Balance of Fiction and Informational Text --
Informational Text Can Be Narrative, Expository, or Mixed --
Taking Stock of the Classroom Library --
Extending the Classroom Library --
Getting Resources for a Classroom Library --
Creating an Appealing Classroom Library Environment --
Ensuring Sufficient Time to Read --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
Appendix 2.1. Magazines and Newspapers (Organized by Publisher)That Feature Informational Text for K-3 Students --
Appendix 2.2. Checklist for a Well-Designed K-3 Classroom Library --
3. Choosing Information Books and Websites for the Classroom --
Accurate Content --
Appealing Design and Format --
Engaging Writing Style --
Text Complexity --
Good Organization --
Sources for Quality Information Books --
A Guide for Choosing Information Books --
Choosing E-Books and Websites --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
Appendix 3.1. Websites for Information Book Lists --
Appendix 3. 2. Guide for Choosing Information Books. 4. Using Information Books for Read-Alouds --
Why Information Books Make Good Read-Alouds --
A 50/50 Balance in Read-Alouds --
Read-Aloud Logs --
Paired Read-Alouds of Fiction and Information Books --
Read-Alouds from Content-Area Units --
Magazines, Newspapers, and Internet Resources --
Read-Alouds Can Help Support Struggling Readers-and Everyone Else! --
Making Read-Alouds Interactive --
Not All Information Books Need to Be Read from Start to Finish --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
Appendix 4.1. Teacher's Read-Aloud Log --
5. Comprehension and Close Reading of Informational Text --
Comprehension Strategies --
Before-Reading Strategies --
During-Reading Strategies --
After-Reading Strategies --
Teaching Techniques --
Orchestrating Several Comprehension Strategies --
Discussion --
Close Reading of Informational Text --
Reading Digital Texts --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
6. Vocabulary Development with Informational Text --
Academic Vocabulary --
Using Informational Texts to Foster Academic Vocabulary --
Vocabulary Instruction --
Using Digital Resources for Vocabulary Development --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
7. Using Information Books and Internet Resources for Research --
High Expectations but Much Potential for Motivation --
Teaching Children about Information Book Features --
Teaching Children about Internet Resources --
Helping Children Monitor Their Hunt for Information --
Evaluating Information --
Taking Notes and Organizing Information --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities. Appendix 7.1. Examples of Questions to Help Children Monitor Their Hunt for Information --
8. Teaching Children to Write Informational Text --
Informational Texts as Models --
Quick Writes --
Writing Assignments --
Writing Frames --
Poetry as Informational Text --
Digital Writing --
Multimodal Writing --
Summary --
Questions and Reflections for Professional Learning Communities --
Classroom Engagement Activities --
Appendix 8.1. My Questions --
Appendix 8.2. Report Checklist --
Appendix 8.3. Sample Writing Frame for Procedural Text --
9. Putting It All Together --
Achieving a Balance --
Getting Started with Informational Text --
Moving Forward with Informational Text --
Appendix 9.1. My Reading Log --
Children's Book References --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Best practices in action.
Responsibility: Mariam Jean Dreher and Sharon Benge Kletzien.

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