Chapter 15: Informational Reading. Renée Walker . What Informational Reading . Informational text is the most common type of text students will encounter in content area classes.
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“The priority of instructing for reading
comprehension must be balanced with
the priority of teaching the content area itself.”
- RRSG 2002
“As students progress through school…Informational text increasingly becomes the source of students’ new knowledge and information.”
- Teaching Reading Sourcebook, pg. 698
Spotlight CSR Strategy:
“CLICK AND CLUNK”
Things that click: What students understand in their reading
Things that clunk: Things students do not understand in their reading but are important for comprehension. Students can use past strategies to determine meanings of words that “clunk.”