Back to School with Informational Text
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The Common Core State Standards place an increased emphasis on the reading of informational text. Specifically, the Standards for grades K-5 call for a 50-50 balance of literary and informational text, following the lead of the National Assessment of Educational Progress. This emphasis on nonfiction increases in the upper grades. In this webinar for the edWeb.net Real World Literacy and the Common Core community, presenters from TIME for Kids discussed the reasons for the nonfiction focus. Jaime Joyce and Melanie Kletter talked about different types of informational text (opinion, explanatory, and narrative) and provided examples of each as well as activities that you can use across the curriculum throughout the school year. Jaime and Melanie shared resources to help you find and select high-quality nonfiction text and expand your classroom library. The goal is to support educators as they incorporate informational text in the elementary-grade classroom and work to engage all learners.
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Hello! This was a great webinar! Thank you for listing it in the archives. I am having difficulty locating the quiz. Can anyone email me a direct link? Thanks in advance! MC
You’ll need to be a member of the community to have access to the Webinar Archives folder in the Community Toolbox, then you should see a link for this specific folder that contains the CE quiz.