Any who, enough venting... onto the good stuff. In our school district we use the Study Island program for STAAR questioning practice. One of the lessons on the program is text organization. Yes I know you are thinking "Why haven't you already taught that this year?" Well I have been super
First, we made anchor charts for the board. As I was writing them on the chart paper, the students were writing it into their reading spirals and gluing examples to refer to.
Then the students had to sort several short paragraphs between the 6 types of text organization. This activity was completed independently.
We also picked a topic in each period and wrote 2-3 sentences following each kind of text organization. The next day, the students picked their own topics and completed the same activity independently.
Well, it is a super crazy Friday... I can't wait for some peace and quiet this weekend! :)