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Teaching Literacy with Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
This chapter is designed to help you and your students get the most out of informational texts, with lessons examining their elements in the context of teaching literacy. You'll review methods of best processing the ideas within these texts and how their structural components affect their meaning. By the end of the chapter you'll have refreshed and improved you understanding of:
- The characteristics of informational texts
- Finding the main idea, purpose and audience of informational texts
- Evaluating evidence within informational writing
- Employing information found in technical and functional texts
- Organizing ideas, concepts and information
The practice quizzes accompanying each of these lessons make for a handy way of checking your comprehension topic-by-topic. These quizzes can be taken and returned to at any point and are also printable in worksheet form for offline study. At the end of the chapter you can assess yourself on a more complete level using the practice final exam.
1. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
This lesson will help you understand and identify all components of informational text. Learn more about informational text and see examples in this lesson.
2. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience
This lesson describes what is and is not informational text. You'll discover the purpose, features, and audience of informational text. You'll also explore examples of informational text.
3. Assessing Evidence in Informational Writing
It's important to know what you're reading. In this lesson, we're going to examine the evidence in informational texts to learn whether it's valid or not.
4. Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts
This lesson describes scenarios when you can use technical and functional texts. You'll learn what they are and how they fit into our everyday lives, including situations when their use is critical.
5. Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information
In this lesson, you will learn clear, simple ways to group your ideas together. First, you'll figure out what the paper is about, and then the rest is easy!
6. What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?
In this lesson, we will define the role of structure in literature. From there, we will look at the different ways to structure fiction and how it affects the meaning.
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- Language Processing & Development
- Language Teaching Strategies for Diverse Students
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- Teaching the Foundations of English Language Arts
- Teaching Word Recognition in Early Childhood
- Strategies for Vocabulary Instruction
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- Teaching Reading Comprehension in Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Writing Development & Instruction
- Promoting Literacy Through Listening
- Early Childhood Reading Issues & Interventions
- Language Arts Assessments in Early Childhood
- Math Instruction & Assessment in Early Childhood
- Teaching Numbers in Early Childhood Education
- Basic Mathematical Operations & Conversions
- Ratios, Rates & Proportional Relationships
- Measurement & Geometry
- Data, Statistics and Probability
- Scientific Inquiry & Investigation
- Physical Science Basics
- Scientific Concepts for the Living Environment
- Use of Engineering & Design in Scientific Learning
- Major U.S. Historical Events
- Role of New York in Shaping the U.S.
- Geography Concepts
- Human Population Distribution Patterns
- Relationship Between Economics, Government & Politics
- Rights & Responsibilities of Citizenship in the U.S.
- Social Studies Research Skills
- Visual Arts Techniques
- Visual & Performing Arts
- Health, Safety & Community Awareness
- Physical Development & Activities in Early Childhood
- Understanding Childhood Development & Care
- Consumer Economics & Personal Resource Management
- Career Development Resources
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