Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Text Structure: Compare & Contrast Part 2 - Section 3: Independent Practice/Wrap Up


In the second half of class today (as with chronological order and others after this lesson), students are producing their own writing.  The goal is for students to be able to write a short example of text using the structure they just worked with.  

The first time we do this with chronological order which is quite easy for most students to do. However, todays structure, compare and contrast, as the others in this unit are not as easy to reproduce.  This will require teacher judgment and differentiation.  The key is that students use the example piece from yesterdays task, the powerpoint, and text structure chart as reference sheets.

Additionally, There are several ways to change this up and make it more accessible for all students.  One way I lower the level is by asking students to work in pairs.  I have also given tables or the entire class a topic and gotten them started.  The key is to get the students there, not make it too difficult.

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Text Structure: Compare & Contrast Part 2

Unit 6: Informational Text - Persevering through the Adversity of our World Part 1
Lesson 8 of 16

Objective: SWBAT write using compare and contrast order.

Big Idea: Comparing and Contrasting our own topics.

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