Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Reading-Text types and text structures

Start the year off with a blank board, so students can create the display.

Read several books and have students read a book of their choice (already pulled by teacher) w/ a partner. Students complete a sheet where they 1)summarize 2) list things they think are traits of the text type being discussed 3) write down questions they may have.
Come together as a class and discuss the traits of that text type. Students then complete a "page of a book" where they: summarize the story, write the author and illustrator, list the traits (ie authors purpose: entertain, inform, persuade, type of characters, etc). These are posted on the board.
This can be modified for lower elementary

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