Reader Leader Feb 2014: Find Great Informational Texts
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   A Resource By and For Educators February 2014   
Informational Texts: Facts and Myths

Informational Texts: Facts and Myths

"Informational texts are dull," "Textbooks are enough," "Fiction no longer matters," "We won't use this stuff in the real world": These are concerns you'll hear from students and adults alike as educators place a greater emphasis on informational texts. A longtime educator helps us separate the facts from the myths.

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From Nature to Nazis: Winning Nonfiction Titles

Informational Texts: Facts and Myths

Four administrators share favorite nonfiction texts that will satisfy the most curious elementary and middle school students and tempt the most reluctant.

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Celebrate World Read Aloud Day
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Save the date! LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day is March 5. Get more information and receive free resources to help you prepare for the big day.

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Unlocking the Secrets of Complex Text

Unlocking the Secrets of Complex TextThe job of educators is to instill in students a deep sense of engagement with the intricacies of complex texts, to rouse them to see more in the texts they read - and to do this in a way that makes them want to read more. Mary Ehrenworth shares close reading practices that will help us accelerate student achievement in this article from Educational Leadership. © 2013 by ASCD. Reprinted with permission. Learn more about Educational Leadership at www.ascd.org/el

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