This activity gives students a chance to write their own brief paragraphs demonstrating their knowledge of the five common structures that authors use.
This higher ordered thinking activity can be used independently, in small groups or with partners. Use the finished paragraphs as an assessment, a wall display, add to their interactive notebooks, the possibilities are endless.
Keywords: description, cause & effect, problem & solution, compare & contrast, sequence & order
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept
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