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Informational Text

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Kim Burch

on 6 October 2013

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Transcript of Informational Text

Informational Text
What do WE need to do to ensure our scholars are college and career ready?
The shift with Common Core is for scholars to be reading 50% of their day using informational text.
What is Informational Text?
Informational text can include non-fiction books, magazines, online articles, newspapers, maps, brochures and more.
What is the Purpose of Informational Text?
The purpose of informational text is to convey content or information to the reader.
Tips for Helping Your Scholar Read Informational Text.
Parents and Teachers must work together to help our scholars be career and college ready. One way to do this is through the understanding of how to read informational text.
As students advance in grades, readers face content-area textbooks as well as informational passages.
Scholars need to read and write informational text to be career and college ready.
Research shows informational text builds scholars' word knowledge.
Many scholars prefer and enjoy reading informational text more than fictional text.
Readers use the text features such as the table of contents, headings, words in bold type, graphics, index, and glossary to help them understand what they read.
Readers also use what they already know about the topic of the text.
When scholars understand how informational texts are organized and use their background knowledge while reading, they will be more likely to comprehend what they are reading.
Before Reading Strategies
Informational Text
1. Think about what they already know
on this topic.
2. Preview the text looking at the illustrations, charts, headings and bold words.
3. Ask your scholar to think of questions they want answered about the topic.
4. Predict about topic words that may appear in the passage to increase understanding and vocabulary.
Tips for helping your scholar Read informational Text.
DURING Reading Strategies
Read the captions for pictures, charts, maps, and illustrations.
Decode challenging words by looking at the pictures, thinking about what makes sense and using context clues.
Have your scholar share any connections they may have to the text.
Have your scholar give a one sentence summary of what was read.
and reread for clarity!
Tips for Helping your Scholar Read Informational Text
AFTER Reading Strategies
Help your scholar think about what was read by asking ...
What was most important?
What was the main idea of the text?
Are there any confusing parts that need to be reread?

How will reading Informational Text help my scholar?
What Isn't Informational Text?
Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Realistic Fiction
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