Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Using Text Structures in Our Writing - Section 3: Independent Practice


When I introduce any new skills I usually introduce one at time. Since we had used two of the text structures for brainstorming, I introduced all three today. This worked well for students because if they were uncomfortable trying out a structure they were given an option to revise a familiar one.

In order to develop a full understanding, I always try to introduce a new skill in which students have some background knowledge and are given some sort of choice. All but 5 students (I have 27) tried out descriptive writing, while the others revised. This tells me that students were challenging themselves to write in a different way then they had in the past couple of days. This also tells me that they are ready for a new structure! 

  Developing An Understanding of the Different Text Structures
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Developing An Understanding of the Different Text Structures
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Using Text Structures in Our Writing

Unit 5: Text Structures Project
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT read a text in order to determine it’s text structure and then transfer that knowledge to their own writing.

Big Idea: Without a structure, it will fall

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