Primary Students and Informational Texts

by: Ruth Helen Yopp and Hallie Kay Yopp

Anyone who has spent time looking into science books with young children has no doubt experienced the endless questions that the information and visuals in the books can stimulate. Can snakes climb trees? How do frogs hide from predators? Why do volcanoes erupt? Books prompt questions, which can lead to further reading about and investigations of science topics. Whether from a textbook or a nonfiction trade book, informational text can be the fuel that sparks curiosity about and interest in science, thus contributing to the development of science attitudes.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2006Stock # sc06_044_03_22Volume 044Issue 03

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