Make It Real: Strategies For Success With Informational Texts by Linda HoytMake It Real: Strategies For Success With Informational Texts by Linda Hoyt

Make It Real: Strategies For Success With Informational Texts

byLinda Hoyt

Paperback | November 12, 2002

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Feeding students a steady diet of fiction is all too common in the classroom. Yet informational literacy is critical to success in school and beyond. In Make It Real, Linda Hoyt provides a practical, classroom-friendly guide to unlocking the treasures of informational text. What's more, she demonstrates that reading and writing nonfiction can overcome the gender gap, allowing girls and boys to share interests in any subject from bugs and magnets to gardens and cake baking.


Hoyt explains the use of a range of instructional strategies, including shared and guided reading and writing, to help students understand and use nonfiction material to answer questions about the world around them.

Title:Make It Real: Strategies For Success With Informational TextsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:November 12, 2002Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325005370

ISBN - 13:9780325005379

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Table of Contents

I. Move Over Fiction
1. Through a New Lens: Informational Text at the Heart of Reading Instruction
2. Read Alouds: Celebrating Informational Texts
3. Shared Reading: Big Books and Overheads on Deck
4. Independent Reading with Informational Texts: Making It Personal
II. Learning to Read AND Reading to Learn
5. Yes They Can! Emergent Readers and Informational Texts
6. Supporting English Language Learners: Building Content Knowledge and Language
7. Teaching Reading Skills with Informational Texts
8. Where's the Door? Finding the Path Through Informational Texts
9. Prereading Strategies: Building Understanding for Content and Vocabulary
10. Taking Time to Wonder: Questioning Strategies to Build Comprehension
11. Love Those Visuals: Photographs, Diagrams, Learning to Love Captions
12. Text Features: It Isn't Just the Words
III. Small-Group Experiences with Informational Texts
13. Guided Reading with Informational Texts
14. Multilevel Theme Sets: Differentiating Instruction
15. Literature Circles with Informational Texts
16. Move Over Guided Reading: Reciprocal Teaching Comes Back
IV. Write All About It
17. Modeled, Shared and Interactive Writing
18. Guided Writing with Nonfiction
19. Research Strategies
20. Investigations