Targeting Common Core RI 3.8, RI 4.8 & RI 5.8 with Intentionality: This is a free sampler from the following resource.
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Description of Original Resource:
This easily constructed, all-in-one resource provides multiple lessons using 5 non-fiction passages. All passages focus on one high-interest topic. However, each passage utilizes a different text structure to present information. Through the passages and activities in this flipbook, students will explore the different organizational structures of informational texts, how authors use a specific structure that is best suited for presenting ideas to the reader, and how the organization of these ideas helps the reader make connections between key details to determine the author’s main points or ideas.
This flipbook contains:
• A descriptive passage- the physical features of a squid
• A sequential passage- how a squid captures and eats its prey
• A compare & contrast passage- similarities and difference between a squid and octopus
• A cause & effect passage- how bioluminescence helps a squid survive
• A problem & solution passage- the exploding population of squid
Each section of this flipbook contains:
• A description of the specific text structure and the purpose it serves authors when presenting information
• A list of signal words that help students identify that specific structure
• A passage that demonstrates that specific organizational pattern
• A graphic organizer specific to analyzing that text structure
For each section, students will:
• Read the passage
• Highlight specific details as per directions
• Circle signal words
• Complete a graphic organizer using key details identified by the highlighted text to make connections between these ideas
• Demonstrate understanding of the specific structure by completing an exit slip (exit slip answer keys included)
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RL3.6, 4.6 & 5.6~Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective
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