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Organizing the Sections of Our Constitution
Young writers use the Iroquois Constitution as a model to help them organize their own class constitution in the seventh instructional activity of this unit. Using this historic text helps learners better understand the structure of this type of writing, how each section has a main idea with supporting rules/laws.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 31 Views 13 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Middle and high schoolers solve a riddle about the appendix, and explore the paradox surrounding this organ. They research other human body organs to create a paper model of the human body, and write riddles highlighting identifying characteristics of each.
6th - 12th Science 15 Views 128 Downloads
Identifying Text Structure
Work on identifying text structure with this thorough learning exercise. After studying a diagram depicting six different text structures (compare/contrast, spatial, chronological, problem and solution, cause and effect, and order of importance/sequence), middle schoolers read 11 passages, determine the text structure, and put the text into the appropriate graphic organizer.
8th - 10th Language Arts 223 Views 1153 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Text Organization: Chronological Order
In this reading comprehension lesson, 5th graders read the text, "Lights, Camera, Action". Students assess how to determine chronological order in a text. Students form a timeline of how a movie is made by utilizing the literary format of chronological order.
5th Language Arts 14 Views 70 Downloads
Patterns of Organization
Students write an autobiography using one main pattern of text organization. In this text organization lesson, students read several examples of articles with sequence, list, cause and effect, and compare and contrast patterns, discuss which pattern is best to use and when to use it, then they complete graphic organizers of each pattern before writing their autobiography.
4th - 5th Language Arts 14 Views 96 Downloads
Teach Text Structure for Nonfiction
Students gain a strong foundation for reading, writing, and using nonfiction through this lesson. They gain an awareness and general understanding what text structures are. Students also identify and interpret what clues they can use to identify the text structure of a piece of writing.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 50 Views 226 Downloads
Writing Original Literary Texts - The World of Volcanoes
Students watch a video about an active volcano and use similes and metaphors to write an original poem. For this poetry and volcano lesson, students define similes and metaphors and brainstorm examples. Students watch a video about lava collection and discuss the comparisons to complete the graphic organizer about volcanoes.
9th - 11th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Teach Text Features & Read Nonfiction
Students study the tools of reading nonfiction (i.e., text features). They use think-aloud strategies to prepare to read the selection and identify graphic aids and assess their importance. They read "Stopping a Toppling Tower" quietly to themselves.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 44 Views 108 Downloads
Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
Outlining and organizing an essay are made easy with the help of Inspiration® graphic organizers. Specific directions and colorful graphics model for writers how to use the software to craft these key steps in the writing process. Adaptations and extensions are included.
7th - 12th Language Arts 62 Views 191 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Signal Words in Expository Text
Signal words are one way that authors make the relationships between their ideas clear. Allow your learners the chance to investigate cause and effect in texts by identifying signal words. They locate and analyze cause-and-effect relationships present in a nonfiction article after participating in guided practice where they work through several passages with the teacher.
4th - 6th Language Arts 41 Views 340 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking Notes Using a Graphic Organizer: Inferring About the Importance of Religion in Colonial America
Improve class understanding of colonial times by reading an informational text and filling out the accompanying graphic organizer. Class members work with a partner to read, take notes, make inferences, and synthesize information.The lesson does not provide a copy of If You Lived in Colonial Times, so you will need to find the text.
4th Language Arts 102 Views 116 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 4: Text Features
The ability to use text features effectively can translate to many texts and purposes. Show your class these tools while working with the biography Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart. Explore the different text features within the biography and use them to help answer comprehension questions.
5th Language Arts 22 Views 63 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inspiration®: Outlining and Organizing Made Easy
The outlining process has moved into the 21st century! Although this prewriting lesson is valuable on its own, it's really designed to introduce learners to Inspiration® software. Screenshots offer a visual guide to creating an outline diagram, utilizing symbols, links, and text.
6th - 12th Language Arts 15 Views 181 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Outlining and Organizing with Inspiration Software
Help your secondary writers organize ideas and notes into outlines for academic writing. Provides step-by-step instruction on how to transfer brainstormed ideas from maps and diagrams directly into outline format. A single class period in the computer lab could unblock a few writers, clarify thoughts for a first draft, and relieve the dread of "I don't know where to start.
6th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white board).
10th Language Arts 56 Views 242 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teaching Procedural Texts or, How-to's
Pupils participate in writing a procedural text or how-to text. They will examine a variety of procedural texts to determine how they are written. In addition, they discuss the various parts of procedural writing before watching videos about how to make a paper airplane.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 63 Views 277 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable