STAAR 8th Grade Expository-Informational Selection Map

STAAR 8th Grade Expository-Informational Selection Map
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Use the selection map in a week-long study of expository/informational text.

Monday: Author's Purpose-choose a verb and complete the statement with a general main idea of the selection

Tuesday: Choose a section to word the main idea from (Topic plus Most Important Idea) or write the main idea of the entire selection (Topic plus Most Important Idea) then add the supporting details

Wednesday: With your students locate and discuss factual claims, commonplace assertions and opinions in the selection. Then draw an inference from each one that was found and decide whether that inference is or isn't logical.

Thursday: Discuss and document organizational patterns and structures used in the selection. Classification is the plan an author used such as listing, highlighting, narrating, presenting, giving information about..., etc. Draw an inference or conclusion about the structure or pattern.

Friday: Fiction text is to be understood (Why did the Little Red Hen not share her food?), but the information in informational text is to be learned/remembered. Document what students will remember about the selection.

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