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The Case for Informational Text

***** the article The ***** for ***** Text by Nell K. Duke, the author implores the reader to see informational text at the earliest stages of childhood education to stress informational ***** in conjunction with areas of curiosity and *****terest for students. Advocating a series of learning strategies that includes increasing ***** students' access ***** information text, planning class time to allow students to spend more time working ***** ***** text in instructional activities, explicitly and as the author suggest, p*****sionately teaching comprehension strategies, and creating opportunities for ***** to use informational text for authentic purposes anchor the main points of the article. In addition, the author makes the point ***** for informational ***** to be truly relevant and absorbed ***** ***** level a student is capable ***** comprehending at their specific skill *****, the information text books and sources need to pique their curiosity and interest. This is common sense yet for many students the exposure to ***** ***** ***** purely in response to teachers' specific requirements for reading. The *****'s implicit message is that it is a far better teaching practice to deliver informational text that is aligned with the specific *****s of *****. In the latter parts of the *****, the author applies these lessons learned to older readers struggling to increase their reading comprehension.

The author's passion for teaching comes through in this article, and its suggestions for making informational text become more alive and relevant to readers is inspirational. My additional reactions ***** the article ***** that is shocking that 1rst graders only spend on average 3.6 minutes per day interacting ***** informational text. The strategies mentioning for teaching comprehension are excellent, as are the directional approaches to making in*****mational ***** a critical part of a ***** le*****rning style. What is also very refreshing is ***** the author does not abdicate the responsibility for this activity ***** p*****nts yet challenges teachers to increase their commitment ***** informational text ***** *****

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