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November 2013
Tackling Informational Text

November 2013 | Volume 71 | Number 3

Tackling Informational Text

Feature Articles

You Want Me to Read What?!

Timothy Shanahan

Answers you need about the Common Core's focus on informational text.

Unlocking the Secrets of Complex Text

Mary Ehrenworth

Teaching students to discover multiple meanings in the nonfiction they read.

The Dazzling World of Nonfiction

Donalyn Miller

If you want students to read more, find engaging writing to entice them.

Why Content Is King

E. D. Hirsch Jr. and Lisa Hansel

Comprehension chiefly depends on the reader's knowledge of the topic.

Points of Entry

Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher

How to lead students through the complex terrain of difficult text.

Starting Out: Practices to Use in K–3

Nell K. Duke

Learning to read and reading to learn are two sides of the same coin.

A Few Words about Math and Science

Peter J. Fisher and Camille L. Z. Blachowicz

Four ways to focus on academic vocabulary.

Preparing English Language Learners for Complex Reading

Janice Silva, Paul Delleman and Andria Phesia

Teaching bilingual readers how to debate controversial issues.

From Manga to Math

William G. Brozo

Graphic novels expand students' knowledge of content and equip them with text-processing tools.

Not Just Pretty Pictures

Rebecca R. Norman and Kathryn L. Roberts

Infographics, charts, maps, photos—all support comprehension if read strategically.

What Students Can Do When the Reading Gets Rough

Sunday Cummins

Ways to teach students to monitor—and repair—their comprehension.

Unpark Those Questions

Molly Ness

Don't let kids' curiosity go unquenched.

Columns / Departments

Double Take

Reviews, research, and relevant reads.

Research Says / The Reading Skills Digital Brains Need

Bryan Goodwin

Why we must help students avoid distractions and dive deep.

Art and Science of Teaching / Planning for What Students Don't Know

Robert J. Marzano

Strategies to increase understanding of basic facts, relationships, and skills.

Power Up! / Updated Rules for Securing Data

Doug Johnson

A guide to maintaining privacy.

Principal Connection / Can You Listen Too Well?

Thomas R. Hoerr

Sometimes there is too much of a good thing.

One to Grow On / Invitations to Read

Carol Ann Tomlinson

A reminder not to ask kids to overanalyze texts.

EL Takeaways

Eight Takes on Text


The Case for Reader-Friendly Articles

Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Ways to use magazine and Web articles to increase background knowledge.

Do Caterpillars Eat Cake?

Panayota Mantzicopoulos and Helen Patrick

How to choose accurate and interesting texts for younger children.

Tackling Complex Texts with Language Learners

Debbie Arechiga

Tools that empower ELLs to read confidently.

Reading for Real

Kate Ehrenfeld Gardoqui

These kids learn how to read both books—and a New England forest.

EL Study Guide

Naomi Thiers

EL Interview

Steve Stein, executive director of the Boston Debate League, on how debate movitates reluctant readers to dive into informational text.