Teaching Students to Effectively Read and Write Informational Texts

Mon, May 12, 2014: 10:00 AM  - 11:00 AM 
IRA Invited Speaker 
Monday 5/12 10:00AM-11:00AM 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 
Room: IRA Theater 
Capacity: 100 
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Now more than ever teachers are being asked to prepare students to effectively read and write complex informational texts. Often, the same skills kids use to comprehend narrative stories don't transfer well to expository formats. To fully comprehend these texts, students must be able to read and coordinate information from many sources. With a variety of text features and organizational formats, this is a tall order. This session will describe how to implement a Question and Answer Book Project in your classroom that not only engages students in ELA CCSS for reading and writing informational text, but also taps into motivational factors.

Short Title

Teaching Students to Effectively Read and Write Informational Texts 


Nicki Clausen-Grace, Carillon Elementary School
Michelle Jeanice Kelley, University of Central Florida


Elementary learners (8-11 years old)