TEXT STRUCTURE posters were created by THE BELKNAP BUNCH, a team of teachers with experience grades 1-6. There are 8 posters that feature the 5 TEXT STRUCTURES: compare & contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution, chronological/sequential, description and two additional posters for opinion and argument. The posters are designed to be used during READING and WRITING sessions that teach TEXT STRUCTURES. Each posters features a graphic organizer that help identify common terms and questions unique to the structure, a graphic to remind students how to fold blank paper for use as a graphic organizer when creating their own written essay. This versatile poster helps to identify text structure features during READING with a mentor text. During WRITING the poster then becomes a graphic organizer to help students preparing their own essay. These posters are currently being used in grades 3-6 and have been a valuable resource in student success for end-of-year CORE CURRICULUM. The Belknap Bunch are teacher who all have their reading endorsements and have attended many reading and writing workshops, we created these posters to gather the many resources we like into one efficient poster. (See our Transitions in Text, and our Persuasive Transitions posters as great companions to this set.)
We suggest enlarging the poster and laminating them to model in large and small group teaching. We have also given out individual mini-posters to students to use for graphic organizers. Ultimately we have found using the posters for reference and teaching the students to fold their own graphic organizers during the school year had a great effect on STUDENT SUCCESS in their WRITING end-of-year testing.
While they were originally created for grade 3-6, they are now being used 2-12 grade across the curriculum. We enjoyed collaborating and creating these posters, and when we all saw the student success we wanted to share them with other teachers. We hope you find them as valuable as we do.
Best wishes The BELKNAP BUNCH
Test Strategies Reading and Writing Posters
by Belknap Bunch
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