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Weaving Expository Texts into the Fabric of the Elementary School Curriculum

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dc.contributor.author Burka, Allison
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-24T19:00:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-24T19:00:06Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5096
dc.description Teaching and Learning Department Capstone Project en_US
dc.description.abstract With the growing realization of the importance of introducing students to expository texts at a young age coupled with the motivational benefits for young students, there has been an “explosion” of informational trade books available to educators in recent years. However, despite this growth, teachers have received little guidance in learning effective ways of selecting high quality books for classroom libraries. Therefore, this paper investigates and critiques suggested frameworks currently used by teachers when selecting informational trade books. While the selection of high quality informational trade books is the first step in increasing students’ exposure to expository texts, this paper also explores strategies that maximize the benefits of expository texts for young readers. Finally, this paper addresses the need for early expository textual and visual assessment tools that can be easily administered, in order to help teachers better meet the needs of their students. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Peabody College en_US
dc.subject Expository texts en_US
dc.subject Expository texts selection frameworks en_US
dc.subject Motivational benefits of expository texts for young students en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exposition (Rhetoric) -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Language arts (Elementary) -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reading comprehension -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.title Weaving Expository Texts into the Fabric of the Elementary School Curriculum en_US
dc.type Capstone en_US
dc.description.college Peabody College of Education and Human Development en_US
dc.description.department Department of Teaching and Learning en_US


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