Mary Ann Cappiello, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor of Language and Literacy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches courses in content literacy and children's literature, including a specialized course in nonfiction literature in the elementary and middle school. Her scholarly interests include the production of school knowledge, the history of children's and young adult literature, and the role of children's and young adult literature in the content areas and language arts, particularly nonfiction. Dr. Cappiello is a regular presenter at the national and regional levels, blogs about children's books, and has been a guest on public radio.
Increase student engagement, differentiate instruction, and integrate more informational texts into the curriculum. This product provides sample text sets and models as well as provides guidance in how to teach with text sets and put them into action.
As an important tool for instruction and text selection, this timely resource helps teachers learn to evaluate children's and young adult literature and informational text for quality and complexity to support rigorous literacy and content learning.