Reflection: Modeling Text Structure: Chronological Order - Section 2: Instruction


Although I felt as if the entire lesson was teaching them how to fold the graphic organizer, I did find a lot of value in modeling today! Not only just the graphic organizer, but thinking! Walking through the transition words used in chronological order and writing was very helpful for the overall understanding of the structure.  Once the students started with the brainstorming, they seemed to really fly with the concept. 

I was also impressed by how many students were able to go past the monotonous transitions of first, then, next and take it to the next level of "Later that day, as I was entering," etc...

This little teachable moment in the lesson proved to be more valuable than I had intended it to be.  It came back to be very beneficial during independent practice,when the students used them almost as a tool. 

In the future, I would just provide more practice at varied text complexity.  I just struggled find good examples. 

  Graphic Organizer
  Modeling: Graphic Organizer
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Text Structure: Chronological Order

Unit 6: Unit 4 Text Structure
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the structure of a text.

Big Idea: Students get interactive with notes and their spirals to help with the understanding of text structure.

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English / Language Arts, structure (Composition Basics), cause and effect, chronological order, problem and solution
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