Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Text Structures: Organization is everything - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


Since there are 5 Text Structures, this can seem overwhelming to students at first. However, many of them are concepts that we have already learned and practiced in class. We did an entire unit on Cause and Effect earlier in the year, we use Description and Problem/Solution in our narrative writing all the time, Venn Diagrams are a tool we use often to Compare/Contrast concepts in science and social studies, and Sequential comes up when we give directions and use transition words in writing. Therefore, none of these concepts should be unfamiliar to students. Throughout the unit, I will draw on their background knowledge and schema to help deepen their understanding of each Text Structure. 

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  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Text Structures are Familiar
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Text Structures: Organization is everything

Unit 21: Text Structures Unit
Lesson 1 of 21

Objective: SWBAT define Text Structures and become familiar with the five different types.

Big Idea: Introducing the concept of Text Structures

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