Reflection: Conferences Text Structures: Time to write – pick your passion - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


Coming up with a main topic is easy for kids because they know what they love. Matching that topic to each Text Structure is the challenging part. Many students will need extra support with today’s goal and may need to modify their topic to make it work. If their topic is too specific, like baking cakes, they may have a hard time thinking of a paragraph idea for each structure. Therefore, it is important to help students make their topic broad enough to work. Cooking would be much easier to work with than specifically baking cakes. If cooking is the main idea for the entire Scholastic News, one of the Text Structure paragraphs could be about baking cakes, like the sequence section. You may want to briefly check in with each student today during the independent practice portion of Reader’s Workshop to approve their overall topic and the paragraph ideas for each structure to make sure they will have success with the writing lessons that follow this lesson.


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Text Structures: Time to write – pick your passion

Unit 21: Text Structures Unit
Lesson 13 of 21

Objective: SWBAT choose a topic to use for our Text Structure writing product.

Big Idea: Continuing the study of Text Structures with a focus on writing

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