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The Case for Informational Text

***** the article The ***** for ***** Text by Nell K. Duke, the author implores ***** reader to see informational text at the earliest stages of childhood education to stress informational ***** in conjunction with areas of curiosity and interest for students. Advocating a series of learning strategies that includes increasing the students' access ***** in*****mation 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 students to use informational ***** for authentic purposes anchor the main points of the article. In addition, the author makes the point ***** for informational text to be truly relevant and absorbed to ***** level a student is capable ***** comprehending at their specific skill *****, the information text books and sources need ***** pique their curiosity and interest. This is common sense yet for many ***** the exposure to informational text ***** purely in response to teachers' specific requirements for read*****g. The *****'s implicit message is that it is a f*****r better teaching practice to deliver informational text that is aligned w*****h the specific interests of *****s. In the latter parts ***** the article, the author applies these lessons learned to older readers struggling to increase their reading comprehension.

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

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