Reflection: Modeling Text Structure: Description Part 2 - Section 2: Lesson

 

When we review the cluster map/diagram I talk to my students about seeing the graphic organizers I have given them as models instead of the "be all end all".

I model on the SMART board how with the article "Freedom's Trail" you could create a cluster map as you read that would look at little different.  Instead of nine branches from the center you could have a branch for each head and from those do branches for detail.  You could also link branches that are related.  

I want my students to internalize these graphics as a way to organize as they read not just after. This piece and this organizer are a perfect place to ring that out.  The key is that there are many different articles and topics out there.  They aren't all going to fit the same organizers, so it's okay to create what is needed.

  Handouts are Models
  Modeling: Handouts are Models
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Text Structure: Description Part 2

Unit 6: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
Lesson 14 of 16

Objective: SWBAT write using description order.

Big Idea: It's all in the details.

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