Text Organization Teacher Resources
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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...
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
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 lesson of this unit. Using this historic text helps students better understand the structure of this type of...
3rd - 5th CCSS: Designed
Organize and Sequence Events in a Narrative
After reading "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, middle schoolers respond to the text through a fictional narrative. An informative video starts out by reviewing the steps of the writing process. The narrator then walks the...
8 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Organize Ideas in Informational Writing Using Headings
Can your fourth graders use headings to organize their ideas? Help them format their research papers with paragraphs and headings to break up different ideas. The eighth video in a series about informational text takes them through the...
5 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Visual Study Guides: Inspiration Software
Visual aids can improve comprehension and retention, and help to connect and organize ideas and concepts. In this single-session training, your class learns to use Inspiration Software's study guide creation capability to organize...
7th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Text Structure: Features and Organization
Teach learners how to interact with both fiction and non-fiction text with a packet of activities and worksheets. After looking over text structure and the difference in text features between different types of writing, readers analyze...
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Organize an Informational Text
An organized outline is at the heart of a well-developed essay. Using a strategy of constructing boxes and bullets, your young writers will learn how to take the main points of their essay, add appropriate supporting details, and then to...
5 mins 5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Organize an Argumentative Essay Using a Persuasion Map
Try out a persuasion map to help your pupils plan their argumentative essays. The video models how to analyze the writing assignment, find useful details in previous notes, and write two topic sentences. Class members can follow along...
5 mins 7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
Find Answers to Research Questions by Skimming Texts
Fourth-grade writers get the skinny on how to skim texts to find answers in the third of nine videos designed to support research reading and writing. Using a unit on Native Americans as the context, writers complete the second section...
5 mins 4th CCSS: Designed
Writing to Explain: Gathering Details and Organizing Paragraphs
The first in a series of writing lessons included in a unit study of the Iroquois focuses on gathering information needed to craft a paragraph. Writers use the included four-square graphic organizer to record a topic sentence, details...
4th CCSS: Designed
How Do You Organize a Space Party? You Planet! (Reading Comprehension)
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune are the eight planets in our solar system. Use this collection of reading comprehension worksheets to check young astronomers' understanding of reading informational text. Invite your students to cite their answers in the text by highlighting specific sentences and phrases. Pair with your unit on the solar system.
3rd - 6th
Understanding Informational Text Features
Everything you need to know about informational text features can be found in this resource. Recognizing these types of text features and how they are used in text allows readers to better understand information. Teachers can use this as...
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Many Younger Facebook Friends "Unfriend" the Network
"Sometimes I feel really sad after logging onto Facebook..." Learners read a news article written in 2014 about several former Facebook users who have deactivated their accounts, and then respond to both text-based and discussion...
7th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Analysis Frame: Informational Nonfiction
Picking apart an informational text can be tricky, but having the right questions to ask can certainly help the process. Begin with the basic questions about the topic, main idea, support, and purpose before moving on the the in-depth...
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Prahalad and Hamel’s Core Competence of the Corporation
If you want to get ahead in business, is it better to foster collaboration between departments, or to allow specialists to work on their own projects? A short video introduces C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel's 1990 work, The Core Competence...
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?
The more you text, the less you study. Have classes test this hypothesis or another question related to text messages. Using real data, learners use technology to create a scatter plot and calculate a regression line. They create a dot...
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed