"Students in primary-grade classrooms need to become familiar with the characteristics and conventions of informational texts. Students also need to know that there are resources they can learn from that reflect the physical, biological, and social world around them, thus “building content knowledge that can influence their future sense-making of texts and also build their knowledge about the world."
Maloch, B., & Bomer, R. (2013). Informational texts and the common core standards: What are we talking about, anyway?. Language Arts, 90(3), 205.
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