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Comprehension Instruction Strategies in the Early Grades: A Focus on Informational Texts

Resource Type: 
Event Recordings, Materials, and E-Courses
Author(s): 
Dr. Mariam Jean Dreher, Professor, University of Maryland College of Education
Publisher or Sponsoring Organization: 
Non-fiction Special Interest Group
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Date Published: 
March 14, 2019
Abstract (200 Character Limit) : 

This presentation was organized by the GRN Non-fiction Special Interest Group. It describes comprehension strategies appropriate for use with non-fiction texts in the early grades and how to apply several key strategies. Parts of presentation include: 1) types of informational texts; 2) Prediction strategies and best practices for non-fiction texts; 3) Paraphrasing strategy - how to use it and how it is different from retell and summarizing; and 4) Graphic representations for comprehension.

Dreher, M. (2019, March). Comprehension instruction strategies in the early grades: A focus on informational texts. Presentation made at the March 2019 meeting of the GRN-affiliated Non-Fiction Special Interest Group in Washington, DC.

Contact information: Emily Miksic (emiksic@fhi360.org); Christabel Pinto (Christabel.Pinto@roomtoread.org)

Topic: 
Teachers and Teaching
Testing and Assessment
Text and Materials
Instructional Time
Target Audience: 
Teachers, Implementers, Administrators