Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Ready, Set, Go! Chronological and Sequence Text Structure - Section 3: Guided Practice


Since my students pretested really low on the structures, I decided to use easy passages to hit the concepts and then slowly add harder material. The dilemma I face this year is the amount of time I have to spend on this topic. To fully teach the students to identify the structures and then compare and contrast them, I could teach for months. I only have 6 weeks, however. I decided to move quickly through the staircase of complexity as I model, guide and set the kids free to determine the structures. I will create more opportunities for the students to read for sustained periods of time and with increased complexity. 

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Ready, Set, Go! Chronological and Sequence Text Structure

Unit 2: Tearing into Informational Text
Lesson 2 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify nonfiction texts that are organized in the chronological/sequence structure.

Big Idea: Writers have a plan of attack in mind when writing nonfiction pieces in time order.

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English / Language Arts, Nonfiction (Reading), Nonfiction Literature, chronological order, text structures, informational text, interactive notebook
  50 minutes
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