The fourth grade slump has been attributed to the lack of informational texts used in pre-school through 1st grade.
Research proves that informational texts are increasingly important in students comprehension abilities.
Informational texts are not as predictable in their story structure as a narrative text.
They give the reader 3 times the opportunities to use comprehension skills than narrative texts.
When reading a story as a read aloud, think about reading informational texts. Your students will no doubt benefit!