Graduate Project Title
Activities for Elementary Libraries to Integrate Nonfiction Reading
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Second Committee Member
Andrea C. Sledge
Third Committee Member
Nancy E. Jurenka
The focus ofthis project was to create activities that would encourage Kindergarten through Fourth grade elementary students in the use of nonfiction texts for personal enjoyment and information gathering. The project consists of activities designed to increase reading of nonfiction by the early elementary student. The activities are developed based upon a review of research that indicates improved reading comprehension of expository text among students who are taught to use interactive strategies. The activities include activation of prior knowledge through K-W-L, various graphic organizers, and DR-T A/DL-TA and providing a method for the reader to discover the structure or organizational pattern of the text through read-alouds, book making, and hands-on experiences. These activities are created specifically for use with a Kindergarten through Fourth Grade Library to integrate with activities within the classroom.
DeBock, Cynthia L., "Activities for Elementary Libraries to Integrate Nonfiction Reading" (2002). All Graduate Projects. 743.
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