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Educational Leadership:What Research Says About Reading:The Case for Informational Text

Educational Leadership:What Research Says About Reading:The Case for Informational Text | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Every educator needs to subscribe to the ASCD website.  They email you daily reads on current educational research and best practices.  

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Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills - ReadWriteThink

Blending Fiction and Nonfiction to Improve Comprehension and Writing Skills - ReadWriteThink | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
Students use a text set to increase understanding of content area material and demonstrate what they have learned by writing an original piece that blends together narrative and expository elements.
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Reading nonfiction is not optional

Reading nonfiction is not optional | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
When Walter Dean Myers -- noted young adult novelist -- became the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in January, he said something partic...
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Consider the Source: The New Nonfiction—and Why It Matters

Consider the Source: The New Nonfiction—and Why It Matters | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
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Reading Success with Expository Texts, Teaching Tips of the Week, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online

Teaching Today provides busy secondary teachers with teaching tips, free downloadable teaching materials, in-depth articles and a host of other features.
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The power of nonfiction: Using informational text to support literacy in special populations - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

The power of nonfiction: Using informational text to support literacy in special populations - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it

Discusses the benefits of teaching with informational text.

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Nonfiction can develop children's skills, improve test scores

Nonfiction can develop children's skills, improve test scores | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
Looking for a simple way to help your kids reinforce their knowledge banks in the era of STAAR, the state's new, more rigorous standardized testing system?
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Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills in New York City Schools

Nonfiction Curriculum Enhanced Reading Skills in New York City Schools | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
According to a new study, children in New York City schools who learned to read using an experimental curriculum that emphasized nonfiction texts outperformed those at other schools.
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Boosting Reading Skills: Will 'Common Core' Experiment Pay Off? | PBS NewsHour | May 14, 2012

Boosting Reading Skills: Will 'Common Core' Experiment Pay Off? | PBS NewsHour | May 14, 2012 | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
Called the "Common Core," a new set of state guidelines spell out what young students are expected to learn and what books they're expected to read. Forty five states and the District of Colombia have already adopted the standards.
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How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension - Akhondi - 2011 - The Reading Teacher - Wiley Online Library

How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension - Akhondi - 2011 - The Reading Teacher - Wiley Online Library | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
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3 Comprehension Strategies for Reading Nonfiction | Scholastic.com

These lessons incorporate classroom-proven strategies that specifically enable students to construct meaning out of nonfiction.
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Increasing ELL Student Reading Comprehension with Non-fiction Text | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Increasing ELL Student Reading Comprehension with Non-fiction Text | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Non-fiction text increases comprehension | Scoop.it
One of the most important skills students learn as they transition into middle and high school is how to get information from a non-fiction text.
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