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Floods--Iowa--Cedar Rapids; Floods in literature; Bibliotherapy for children--Iowa--Cedar Rapids;


Natural disasters such as flooding cause emotional and financial strains. Among those directly affected are children. Communities are forever changed after suffering loses due to flooding. Informational text provides discussion and comprehension for children. An informational booklet about the devastating June 2008 Cedar River flood and the effects it has had on the Cedar Rapids community would benefit third graders in the Cedar Rapids Community School District. Due to the recency of this flood, no informational books about it have been published for children. The purpose of this research project was to create an informational booklet using a non-fiction expository text structure about the June, 2008, Cedar River flood to help third grade children understand what happened before, during, and after the flood. Yopp and Yopp's (2006) research showed that discussions and story comprehension often come from reading aloud informational text. This booklet will help third grade children in Cedar Rapids learn more about one particular flood that took place in their community and may be a discussion starter for those affected by the flood to share their story.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Division of Library Studies

First Advisor

Karla Krueger, Graduate Faculty Reader


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