Reflection: High Expectations Why Did That Happen? Cause and Effect Text Structure - Section 5: Independent Practice and Small groups


I was really impressed with the sample of work I was seeing as I moved around the room. While meeting with my small group, I would give them a small task and then move around to check on my other students. They were working with table partners to complete the close read and create a graphic organizer to compile the relationships they found. I was amazed at the way students handled themselves. Some words were tricky, but students marked the text and asked me about those words during our closure that day. I only showed a few pictures in the video, but almost all of my students work looked the same way. 

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Why Did That Happen? Cause and Effect Text Structure

Unit 3: Tearing Into Informational Text Part II
Lesson 1 of 12

Objective: SWBAT identify the characteristics of the cause and effect text structure and understand why an author would use it.

Big Idea: What if an author wanted to write about the formation and destruction of tornadoes? Would a cause and effect structure relay the information the best?

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Comprehension (Reading), cause and effect, text structures, informational text, interactive notebook
  65 minutes
cause and effect
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