Incorporating informational text into middle school science and social studies instruction helps students become more informed and critical thinkers, equipping them with essential skills for academic success and real-world applications. Two of the most important things is promoting critical thinking. Informational text encourages students to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information. It promotes critical thinking skills, which are crucial for both science and social studies. It also prepares for real-world reading. Students encounter informational text in various aspects of their lives, from news articles to research papers. Teaching them how to read and interpret such text is essential for their future academic and professional success.
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