DOI: 10.58680/rte20086497 ISSN: 0034-527X

Beyond Exposure: The Uses of Informational Texts in a Second Grade Classroom

Beth Maloch
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

The purpose of this qualitative case study was to examine the uses of informational texts within an ethnically diverse, second grade classroom and how the teacher carefully scaffolded students’ developing understandings about these texts. A community of practice theoretical framework was employed to better understand the ways in which informational texts were embedded within the larger classroom community (Lave&Wenger, 1991).