Event Title

Transitioning to Informational Texts: Exploring Informational Text Comprehension in Upper Elementary

Graduation Year

2013

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2013 10:00 AM

Description

When considering the information world that surrounds us, the importance of children comprehending and analyzing informational texts has significance. By providing students with exposure to informational texts and encouraging reading comprehension, students will gain a greater understanding for the world around them and increase their comprehension skills. This paper explores introducing a variety of informational texts and skills within a fifth grade classroom. This study was completed using qualitative self-study approach that included varying data collection methods, such as field notes, informal classroom discussions, and student work. The findings show the benefits of including informational text and embedding comprehension skill development within the classroom, and these findings can apply across the curriculum to include science.

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Transitioning to Informational Texts: Exploring Informational Text Comprehension in Upper Elementary

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

When considering the information world that surrounds us, the importance of children comprehending and analyzing informational texts has significance. By providing students with exposure to informational texts and encouraging reading comprehension, students will gain a greater understanding for the world around them and increase their comprehension skills. This paper explores introducing a variety of informational texts and skills within a fifth grade classroom. This study was completed using qualitative self-study approach that included varying data collection methods, such as field notes, informal classroom discussions, and student work. The findings show the benefits of including informational text and embedding comprehension skill development within the classroom, and these findings can apply across the curriculum to include science.