Increasing evidence shows that young children benefit from reading instruction that includes informational text. Educational organizations, U.S. state mandates, and standardized tests all call for children to effectively read information, yet emphasis on using story text with young readers persists in the early literacy community. Teachers who are unsure about how to integrate informational text into their instruction will find expert guidance in this book, which demonstrates the effectiveness of this text in early reading instruction. Authors Kletzien and Dreher provide suggestions for developing classroom libraries and choosing quality informational text that can be used with all children in a variety of settings, such as inclusive classrooms and self-contained special education classrooms. The authors guide teachers in choosing informational books at appropriate reading levels for their students, featuring them in class read-alouds, and using them to teach comprehension, writing, and search strategies. Informational Text in K–3 Classrooms: Helping Children Read and Write provides ways in which teachers can strive for and maintain a more equal balance of fiction and informational text in the classroom.