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The new standards call for students to read more informational text and literary nonfiction. Many of the resources from INFOhio like EBSCOhost databases and World Book are great sources for informational text. You may need a user name and password. You can request it through our automated system at http://www.infohio.org/getpassword.
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The Case for Informational Text

The Case for Informational Text | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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This article from Educational Leadership discusses ways to help young students improved and develop the ability to comprehend informational text and the importance of using informational text.   Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Helping Children Become More Knowledgeable Through Text

Helping Children Become More Knowledgeable Through Text | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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From The Reading Teacher, this article discusses the importance of content rich instruction at all grade levels and there are many types of text that can support.  This article includes information on how to create a balance with informational text.   Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Common Core and Informational Text

Common Core and Informational Text | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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This article from BookLinks is about the Common Core State Standards emphasis and definition of informational text.  The authors include several titles for grades K-5 and show how they titles can be used in the classroom.   Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Unpark Those Questions

Unpark Those Questions | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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The article from Educational Leadership discusses an inquiry-based teaching method that uses third grade students' curiosity to encourage interest in informational texts, based on the U.S. Common Core State Standards for nonfiction texts. Group work in class, classroom libraries, and students' inspiration for questions from books and films are also discussed.   Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio..

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You Want Me to Read What?

You Want Me to Read What? | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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This article from Educational Leadership looks at the U.S. Common Core State Standards informational/explanatory writing, and student achievement in reading.    It also takes a look at the balance of informational and fictional literature in U.S. schools.   Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio

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COMMON CORE: Fact vs. Fiction

COMMON CORE: Fact vs. Fiction | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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From INFOhio. EBSCOhost. Professional Development Colletction. "The article discusses the Common Core State Standards initiative in the U.S., which uses informational text of nonfiction text. It mentions some of the categories under informational text including historical, scientific and technical texts, which provide students with factual information about the world, and information contained in charts, graphs and maps. It also mentions that Common Core calls for close readings of high-quality texts and adds that its focus is not on prior knowledge."   You may need user name and password to access. 

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:50 PM

FROM:  INFOhio: EBSCOhost Professional Development Collection.  The article discusses the Common Core State Standards initiative in the U.S., which uses informational text of nonfiction text. It mentions some of the categories under informationaltext including historical, scientific and technical texts, which provide students with factual information about the world, and information contained in charts, graphs and maps. It also mentions that Common Core calls for close readings of high-quality texts and adds that its focus is not on prior knowledge.

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Literary Non-Fiction in Grades 6-12: Opening New Worlds for Teachers and Students

• Expanded use of literary non-fiction in later grades • In-depth discussion about the value of teacher expertise in cultivating students' deeper understandi...
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In this short video, the presenter explains the purpose and use of literary non-fiction for students.  It includes an in-depth discussion of the value of using complex and varied text.

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The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text'

The Times and the Common Core Standards: Reading Strategies for 'Informational Text' | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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Includes strategies to help students read news articles and other types of informational text.

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Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core's Emphasis on Informational Text

Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core's Emphasis on Informational Text | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will reflect on their reading experiences in and out of school and discuss the roles that both nonfiction and fiction have played in their lives.

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Good beginning lesson to get students to think about the kinds of materials that they read and why.

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:45 PM

In this lesson plan from the New York Times, students use a reading questionnaire on the role that nonfiction and fiction has played in their lives.

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The Dazzling World of Nonfiction

The Dazzling World of Nonfiction | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

The article from Educational Leadership focuses on nonfiction and informaitonal texts, literature in schools and resources for children's nonfiction and ways to interest children in nonfiction literature.  Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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ISearch

ISearch | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, January 4, 8:03 PM

Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, January 7, 12:21 PM

Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, January 7, 12:29 PM

Find reliable information for your research projects with just one search. Use the tabs to find encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, primary source documents, videos, and ebooks at your reading level. ISearch makes it easier for students to meet current K-12 standards and encourages them to use their school library’s reliable resources for research. ISearch supports college and career readiness. ISearch helps educators meet the learning needs of individual students, no matter what subject they teach.

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Starting Out Practices to Use in K-3

Starting Out Practices to Use in K-3 | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

The article from Educational Leadership presents information on reading education in kindergarten through third grade (K-3) classrooms in the U.S. The author looks at the U.S. Common Core State Standards, the focus on informational and nonfiction texts, and reading aloud. The article also discusses how students share information through writing.   Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio.

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Symbaloo

Symbaloo | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's insight:

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

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INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:45 PM

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

INFOhio Curriculum Toolbox's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:46 PM

Check out this great collection of resources for the Common Core created by INFOhio.

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Common Core: Fact vs. Fiction | Scholastic.com

Common Core: Fact vs. Fiction  | Scholastic.com | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
Think informational text = boring? Reinvent your reading lessons with dinosaurs, artists, and geologists!
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Brief article on why an emphasis on  informational text is beneficial for students.

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Sharing informational text with young children

Sharing informational text with young children | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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From The Reading Teacher, this article describes ways in which informational materials can be incorporated into primary-grade literacy programs.    Found in EBSCOhost's Professional Development Collection offered at no cost to Ohio educators through INFOhio. 

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What are Informational Texts?

What are Informational Texts? | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it
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A description of the different features of informational text.  The website also includes links to more information about informational text.

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What's the Difference Between Informational Text and Nonfiction?


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A concise explanation of the difference between the terms informational text and the more common term, nonfiction.

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 20, 2013 9:24 PM

Discusses what is informational text and its connection to nonfiction text.   The six page document is in PDF format.

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Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style

Nonfiction as Mentor Text: Style | Informational Text and Literary Nonfiction | Scoop.it

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From School Library Journal.  This article discusses ways that writers model specific styles and techniques that demonstrate a command of the written word, connect with and hook readers, and explain and contextualize important concepts.

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Cathie Cooper's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:45 PM

A look at the different ways that authors approach a particular subject from School Library Journal