Information Book Read-Alouds as Models for Second-Grade Authors

Authors


e-mail linda.bradley@gcsu.edu.

e-mail cdonovan@bamaed.ua.edu.

Abstract

This article discusses the instructional practice of supporting second graders' information book writing with focused read-alouds that include discussions of information book genre elements, features, and organizational structure. The authors present specific examples of instruction and discuss the resulting information book compositions by second-grade authors that demonstrate for teachers how information book read-alouds can support young writers' genre knowledge development.

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