Thursday, November 11, 2010

Topic: Information Texts in Elementary Reading Programs

10-second review: Increase number of informational texts in elementary reading instruction.

Summary: Too much emphasis is placed on narrative (stories) in elementary reading programs.

Quote: “…limiting children’s contact with informational text may leave them ill-prepared for the demands of standardized tests and subject area textbooks…as well as those placed on them as citizens in an information age.” P. 149.

Title: “The Role of Content Literacy In An Effective RIT Program.” WG Brozo. Reading Teacher (October 2010), 147 - 150.

Comment: Especially when they grow older, students will spend more time reading informational books (biographies, autobiographies, and other nonfiction materials) than they will spend reading novels and short stories. RayS.

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