How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension

Akhondi, Masoumeh; Malayeri, Faramarz Aziz; Samad, Arshad Abd
February 2011
Reading Teacher;Feb2011, Vol. 64 Issue 5, p368
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a method for teaching students about the structure of expository texts and the importance of such instruction for increasing reading comprehension in students. The authors examine the role of expository text structures in helping develop student learning and present a step-by-step procedure for teaching expository text structure to students in the third grade and up. The strategy incorporates the use of graphic organizers, organizational patterns, the analysis of text structures by students, and independent writing activities.


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