The case for choosing and using more informational text at all grade levels has been made a number of researchers (Duke, 2000; Duke & Pearson, 2002; Hall, Sabey & McClellan, 2005; Williams, Hall, & Lauer, 2004). Hall, Sabey, and McClellan (2005) and Williams (2005) found that text structure instruction was effective for promoting informational text comprehension. Text structure awareness has also been linked to more accurate recall, retelling and identification of relationships between ideas (Richgels, McGee, Lomax & Sheard, 1987). However, Donovan (2001) found teachers reluctant to include more non-fiction because they were not sure how to support comprehension using informational text and lacked methods to productively teach specific structures. This review will discuss the research related to informational text instruction. Specifically, investigations will be reviewed that offer recommendations for (a) why teach about informational text, (b) what to teach about informational text, and (c) how to teach about informational text.
|Keywords:||Informational Text Structures, Elementary Reading Instruction|
Assistant Professor, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Distinguished Professor, Eugene T. Moore School of Education, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
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