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Do You Want to Know What I Learned? Using Informational Trade Books as Models to Teach Text Structure
Early Childhood Education Journal
  • Sylvia Read, Utah State University
  • D. Ray Reutzel, Utah State University
  • P. Fawson
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Springer Verlag
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A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Informational text is an important resource for classroom teachers that places unique comprehension demands on young students. Research on teaching expository text structure to young children shows that explicit instruction improves student comprehension. This practical article addresses how to use "well-structured" expository trade book titles to teach text structure. A lesson plan template and an extended example of an explicit lesson on order/sequence are provided.

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Citation Information
Read, S. & Reutzel, R., Fawson, P. (2008). Do you want to know what I learned? Using informational trade books as models to teach text structure. Early Childhood Education Journal, 36, 213-219.