Informational text gets a LOT more emphasis in the new Common Core Standards! That's good, since most of what adults read is actually informational text. That includes kids too! Doing research, or learning about a favorite animal involve using strategies for reading informational text. That means teachers must present students with specific skills for this type of reading. Get basic guidelines for teaching this important skill on this post, as well as a video showing how it is done, plus a great freebie!