Reflection: Gradual Release Text Structure: Compare and Contrast - Section 4: Independent Practice


I feel as if I am using up precious time with teaching each structure in isolation.  The students are demonstrating mastery each day, which is good, but also proves they are ready to move on to the next step. 

Today, I decided to use a longer piece to up the complexity of the task a little.  The students really loved the topic and had a TON to say about the differences and similarities between schools.  They were extremely engaged with the task and had no problems completing the Venn Diagram. 

I would probably not teach these structures in isolation in the future, but just have the students work to identify the structure of a variety of text.  I may do a one day mini lesson reviewing all the structures, but I don't believe one structure a day is needed. 

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Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

Unit 6: Unit 4 Text Structure
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze a text for compare and contrast structure.

Big Idea: Students get interactive with their notes!

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English / Language Arts, structure (Composition Basics), cause and effect, chronological order, problem and solution
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