Top 4 Reasons to Use Informational text in Primary Grades<br />Prepare students for future academic demands.<br />Standard...
Increase Vocabulary <br />Informational text exposes children to technical vocabulary as well as content vocabulary.<br />...
Motivate and Engage <br />Informational text can motivate students to read to answer questions, clarify confusions and ext...
Informational Text creates a bridge to the real world.<br />
Explicit Teaching<br />Young children benefit from explicit teaching of informational text structures and features.<br />
NonFiction<br />Young children benefit from Explicit teaching of text structures and features.<br />The compare/ contrast ...
Authentic Setting<br />Young children comprehend nonfiction text better when instruction is embedded in an authentic liter...
What are the lines on this leaf?<br />
Nonfiction books have the answers. <br />
Instructional Strategies<br />Read – Alouds has been found to be the most common strategy to expose and teach informationa...
Systematic Instructional Programincluding reading, writing, and  clue words specifically using nonfiction text.<br />
The 21st Century student must be prepared for an informational future.<br />
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  1. 1. Top 4 Reasons to Use Informational text in Primary Grades<br />Prepare students for future academic demands.<br />Standardized testing <br />Technology<br />Increase interest in science and math <br />
  2. 2. Increase Vocabulary <br />Informational text exposes children to technical vocabulary as well as content vocabulary.<br />Awareness of structure words: alike, different, similar, however, and contrast.<br />Introduction of visual literacy- identifying graphics unique to nonfiction/informational text. Examples: photographs, maps, diagrams, graphs and tables <br />
  3. 3. Motivate and Engage <br />Informational text can motivate students to read to answer questions, clarify confusions and extend their learning.<br />Research indicates that informational text may motivate boys to read more.<br />Engage in natural and social world. <br />Children are curious about their world and informational text can answer questions about <br />
  4. 4. Informational Text creates a bridge to the real world.<br />
  5. 5. Explicit Teaching<br />Young children benefit from explicit teaching of informational text structures and features.<br />
  6. 6. NonFiction<br />Young children benefit from Explicit teaching of text structures and features.<br />The compare/ contrast structure was the most common structure used in the research for using informational text with primary children.<br />Teaching the features such as table of contents, photographs, labels and captions can help young students locate what is important in nonfiction text.<br />
  7. 7. Authentic Setting<br />Young children comprehend nonfiction text better when instruction is embedded in an authentic literacy event.<br />Nonfiction text is used to locate information and learn facts on specific topics.<br />When young children have an opportunity to use the information for a real purpose a deeper understanding can occur.<br />
  8. 8. What are the lines on this leaf?<br />
  9. 9. Nonfiction books have the answers. <br />
  10. 10. Instructional Strategies<br />Read – Alouds has been found to be the most common strategy to expose and teach informational text to young children.<br />
  11. 11. Systematic Instructional Programincluding reading, writing, and clue words specifically using nonfiction text.<br />
  12. 12. The 21st Century student must be prepared for an informational future.<br />

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