COLUMBUS, Ohio--Research shows that an early introduction to informational text can prevent the "fourth grade slump" in students´ achievement test scores. To help teach reading strategies for informational text in Grades 2?6, SRA/McGraw-Hill has published Reading for Information(TM).

In Grades K?1, students are focused on developing the mechanics of reading ? in most cases through exposure to narrative text. Beginning in Grade 2, students are faced with an increasing amount of informational text (presented as expository or non-fiction writing) in subject matters such as Science and Social Studies, which they also...

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