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This study hypothesizes that students underperform in reference to generation of inferences capacity necessary to integrate explicit information in the text with prior knowledge of information for the consistent integration of the written message--as for understanding information contained in expository texts, considering that, many times, there is not prior knowledge enough to perform such integration.
The expository text, Los arboles estranguladores (500 words), taken from an academic textbook, included a 23 question multiple-choice test as well as the same two metacognitive questions.
Expository texts, the most frequent informational text found in the literature anthologies, dropped from sixth grade to the seventh grade in Program A, but then increased again in the eighth grade.
Patchwriting, a method of rewording or restating information from primary sources, gives students opportunities to develop exemplary habits of expository writing.
The comprehension taxonomy was inductively developed through an analysis of retellings from a variety of elementary students, in a variety of elementary grades, reading a variety of narrative and expository texts (Kucer, 2009a; Kucer & Silva, 1999).
The purpose is to teach and transmit the living God: chapters covering the practice of expository preaching address everything from presenting different books of the Bible to understanding different shifts in perceiving stewardship.
However, how well do our students know how best to comprehend the expository collection of books in our classroom libraries?
This work is a qualitative teacher-research study that examines the ways in which African American and other students perform expository writing tasks using an Afrocentric Ebonics-focused first-year writing curriculum via a study of twenty-one student-writers and one writing classroom employing an Afrocentric Ebonics-based curriculum.
Teachers use a variety of structures for advance organizers--narrative (story), expository (descriptions of new or more detailed information), and graphics (tables, figures, flow charts).
At the moment the results in the literature about this computational tool to study texts show that this technique is appropriate for the case of expository and narrative texts, but there is not evidence with mathematical texts.
This written excerpt illuminates the voice of Jennifer (a pseudonym), who represents pre-service teachers in an urban teacher preparation program who employed culturally relevant and innovative practices, situated in her use of narrative and expository texts.
Especially when his own application of such is non-contextual, expository and clearly way off the mark.
And multiple-choice and short-answer questions can never have the rigor that is demanded by expository essays.
The 16 research and expository papers represent about half of those presented at the conference, and will not be published elsewhere.
Simply written in expository prose, "The Lives of Stars" has chapters that define how a star is born, the H-R diagram (a way of measuring the intensity of stars that reveals the star's projected life story), descriptions of many different types of stars, star clusters, the origin of the elements, and what to considre about the possibility of life in space, to name just a few.