I’ve started trying to organize my work in a way that is a little faster for me to grab when I run out to schools.
For my work with comprehension text structures, I purchased some clear thick plastic envelopes. I labeled the envelopes according to the text structure materials I want to use.
In each folder,I have the requirements for text structures per grade as outlined by my province. I have a copy of the text structure anchor chart that I plan to create with the students , and I have a variety of books that are good mentor text for teaching the author’s craft.
These are some of my favourite texts that I use to teach Compare Contrast Writing:
After reading parts of the book to the students, it is always useful to co construct a Venn Diagram for Compare Contrast Writing.It is also important to create an anchor chart with the necessary signal words for the text structure.
Compare and Contrast Signal Words
alike also as well as both but different
in the same way like similar still too unlike while
Lesson plan using Gradual Release of Responsibility
Compare Contrast Writing
Explain what structures are and why authors use them (reading/writing
Talk about signal words-look for them in your reading and use them in your
Mentor text :Share Jim Arnosky’s writing and what you like about it including
I use Rhinos and elephants for my model
We do: Ideas skating to hockey-cats to dogs-before treaty after treaty
Do we do again
Head into writing alone