Students love to make, build, and design things. This study of procedural texts allows student to explore different types of procedural texts: recipes, experiments, and rules, and heighten their desire to experiment and create!
Students examine the big ideas of procedural texts. The students will be able to:
- Attend to the text elements common among procedural tasks
- Gather details necessary to understand the task.
- Analyze how the organization impacts the reader’s ability to understand and follow the text.
- Recognize that word choice (adverbial phrases, adjectives, and action verbs) enhances comprehension.
- Notice how the author conveys the common purpose among procedural texts.
Most importantly, students will develop skills and strategies to enhance reading and comprehension. Students will explore cause-and-effect, sequence, language cues and conventions, visualization, determining importance, and synthesis.
The resource is organized around the big ideas of procedural texts. Each big idea has the following:
• Session Synopsis (a lesson plan based on Lucy Calkins' work)
• Anchor Chart (visual references for students)
• Word Wall cards (vocabulary cues)
• Purposeful Task (independent or group work)
• Response Prompt (reflection - oral or written)
All of the offerings for each big idea do not have to be completed. Choices are dependent on students’ conceptual readiness. The intent is to provide instructional choices.
I have also included a bibliography and an overview of how I organize my reading block.
Thank you for purchasing the resource. I hope it is a beneficial additional to your instructional plan.