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•Here are the tools for teaching informational text structures in an engaging, meaningful lesson. Just as a carpenter builds frameworks with tools, authors building informational text structures have tools for writing to teach the reader. This theme makes your teaching points concrete and easy to remember.
•Begin with the anchor chart (or pocket chart) to state your objective and why we need these tools in our reading toolbox. Use the tab book to model reading the text and plugging the information into the graphic organizer. Students can then keep this resource for a reference or glue it in their interactive notebooks.
•Using the gradual release model and depending on readiness, you can either have students complete the practice passages with a partner or independently.