Reflection: Organizational Systems Text Structure: Description Part 1 - Section 2: Lesson/Independent Practice


If you have been teaching middle school for more than five minutes you know that organization is always an issue. My students are required to keep materials in a binder and per school pattern there should be a tab divider that separates each subject. 

Theoretically, students should be able to open their binder and access materials for my class easily. However, that doesn't always happen, so all teachers try to do binder checks - either formal or informal -often.  So, as we have completed all five structures today, I thought today wold be a great day to have students check and organize.

I have learned the hard way that after we review all five types, just when they need the examples most, many students lose them.  So, today, I'll have them check to be sure they have all five examples with materials to use over the next few weeks.

Since I cannot check every student accurately within the class time, I have each students neighbor check them.  They are responsible for each other. I've also learned that they are often more responsible themselves when I have their neighbor check them.

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  Organizational Systems: Binder Check
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Text Structure: Description Part 1

Unit 6: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT recognize description order and the purpose behind its use.

Big Idea: Structure that relies on lots of good old fashion detail.

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