RI.5.5

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.

 
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Let's Sum it Up! Summarizing Nonfiction Text Day 1

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Summarizing goes beyond the 5 Ws. Once we know these structures, we should be able to summarize with them in mind.

 
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Ready, Set, Go! Chronological and Sequence Text Structure

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Writers have a plan of attack in mind when writing nonfiction pieces in time order.

 
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Hero or Not? Close reading of Biography to Support an Argument

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Congratulations! You have been selected to choose the world's next hero. Let's see if you have what it takes to choose wisely.

 
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What's Your Problem? Problem and Solution Text Structure

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

But I thought Problem and Solution was only in fiction? It's a nonfiction structure as well, but looks a little different.

 
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Remembering the Sinking of the Titanic

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visualizing the story structure helps readers to build pictures of the story ideas.

 
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Everyone Loves a Little Structure: Structures of Informational Text Overview

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Just like houses, nonfiction writing needs a solid structure to keep it from collapsing.

 
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Busy Bees or The Super Ant"- Who works harder?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Busy as a Bee (or Ant)
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Organizing our thoughts in writing helps us to evaluate text. An author's purpose and perspective influence how an what he writes.

 
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Who Really Discovered the Americas?

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Explorers of America
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Explorers of America
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We can use research to compare and contrast different sources of information on a subject

 
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Reliving the Sinking of the Titanic

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Similarities and Differences in Points of View on the Titanic
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Visualizing the story structure helps readers to build pictures of the story ideas.

 
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titanic lifeboat
   
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

If a descriptive text structure just describes something, then wouldn't everything be descriptive? Well...not exactly.

 
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Why Did That Happen? Cause and Effect Text Structure

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What if an author wanted to write about the formation and destruction of tornadoes? Would a cause and effect structure relay the information the best?

 
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Creating to Scale Planet 2D Models

5th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
5th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
Cathy Skinner
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Student astronauts explore science and math that is out of this world!

 
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Same Battle Different Continents

5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
5th Grade ELA » Unit: People Who Changed Our World
Rose Ortiz
Stockton, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

We can all make the world a better place to live.

 
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Students At Work: Workstations for Chronological Text Structure

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking for a fun way to practice using the chronological text structure and enhance your reading?

 
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Hero or Not? Gathering More Information to Support an Argument

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
5th Grade ELA » Unit: Tearing into Informational Text
Dana Patton
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Think you can believe everything you read? Make sure you read closely to get valid details before making a choice.

 
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