Grappling with informational text: a handbook for first grade teachers

The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts places an increased emphasis on teaching informational texts in the primary grades. However, many teachers may have little experience with using informational text effectively and limited recourses within the classroom. In order to address this shift in education, the master’s project focuses on the challenges associated with teaching informational text while bringing in more informational text that align with the rigorous Common Core State Standards. The purpose of this project was to develop a handbook for teachers who are grappling with using informational text.