With the Common Core Standards came an increased focus on reading informational texts, starting with kindergarten. But integrating informational texts isn’t as simple as having students read a couple of biographies every marking period. In PBS TeacherLine’s edWebinar, “Strategies to Engage Young Learners with Informational Text,” Nell Duke, Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Michigan School of Education, offered her advice for understanding and incorporating informational texts in the classroom.
This edWebinar is a great opportunity to learn effective ways to meaningfully engage your children with informational text.
Why is informational text so important and where can teachers find the best resources? In this TIME For Kids webinar, Jaime Joyce and Laura Blackburn answered these questions and shared tips and strategies for integrating informational text across the curriculum and throughout the school day. In addition, they provided graphic organizers and activities to support instruction.