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Investigation: Supporting Readers of Informational Texts (K-5)-School License

Non-Member Price: $475.00

NCTE Member Price: $430.00

This Investigation will support your site-based efforts of examining teaching practices that lead to greater engagement, deeper content knowledge, and stronger literacy skills when informational texts are given more prominence in classrooms. The resources and activities can be used to help teachers: 

  • Recognize the range of texts associated with the term informational texts and the implications of supporting students as readers.
  • Discover how to effectively guide students to and through authentic activities with texts.
  • Evaluate the role of explicit instruction and the reading practices supported by research.
  • Analyze characteristics of conversations that lead to greater comprehension of texts. 
  • Examine the opportunities and challenges associated with asking students to synthesize across multiple texts.

Level(s): Elementary


Investigations offer just in time, self-paced online professional learning with extensive models and examples of the teaching shifts needed to help students prepare to meet college and career-ready standards for learning. The school license is intended for leaders organizing professional learning for teachers at one school site. Learn more about ways school leaders can use Investigations to lead professional learning

  • Each Investigation is designed to take approximately 3-5 hours to complete. 
  • Structured learning engagements offer a blend of professional readings, classroom videos and on demand web seminars. 
  • 24/7 access to content allows you to engage with the resources at a time that is most convenient for you, and we give you access to the online content for three full months!

Investigations are a great resource both for individual teachers seeking independent learning opportunities as well as school or district teams who are engaging in collaborative professional learning! Special pricing options for leaders of school and district initiatives are available. Learn more!

Note: Due to the online nature of this product, purchases are nonrefundable.


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