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ED.S in Instructional Technology
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Education Specialist Paper (open access)
Leadership, Technology, and Human Development
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Students struggle with the transition of reading and writing narrative
text in the early grades to reading and writing expository text in the upper grades.
It is imperative that students be taught how to understand expository language
in order for them to gain comprehension of the different types of informational text.
By using traditional instruction and technology, teachers can use scaffolding activities
to improve students’ comprehension, reading, and writing of expository text.
Carter, Carol S., "Using Technology and Traditional Instruction to Teach Expository Text in the Sixth Grade Reading Classroom: A Quasi-Experimental Study" (2014). Instructional Technology Education Specialist Research Papers. 12.