Ch 10: Teaching Literacy with Informational Texts

About This Chapter

This chapter looks into informational texts and how they can be incorporated when teaching literacy. You'll learn about interpretive strategies as well as related concepts and components of informational writing.

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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 10: Teaching Literacy with Informational Texts
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

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.

Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

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.

Assessing Evidence in Informational Writing

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.

Using Information in Technical & Functional Texts

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.

Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

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!

What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning?

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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