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.