Identifying Text Structure

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Subject:
English Language Arts
Level:
Middle School
Grades:
Grade 6
Language:
English
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Text/HTML
Abstract:
This is a lesson plan, student worksheet, and teacher answer key to introduce identifying text structures and using appropriate graphic organizers (GO) for each text structure. There is an introduction with a video lecture from which students can get basic information and examples on 6 text structures. There is a link to more guided and independent work in this area. The author used this lesson in a pre-GED Adult Basic Education class with non-native English speakers who read at a 5.0 - 8.0 GLE.

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Heather Turngren
on Dec 14, 07:43pm Evaluation

Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter: Strong (2)

This information is presented in a video lecture format. Although the audio quality of the video is not good, the content can be understood.

Heather Turngren
on Dec 14, 07:43pm Evaluation

Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching: Superior (3)

There is a lesson overview with instructional strategies. There is also a link to guided and independent activities. There is an answer key provided as well.

Heather Turngren
on Dec 14, 07:43pm Evaluation

Quality of Assessments: Strong (2)

There may be some students for whom this topic is new and so they may not be able to demonstrate proficiency in the intended concept/skill without multiple exposures. However, this lesson give links for guided and independent practice.

Heather Turngren
on Dec 14, 07:43pm Evaluation

Quality of Technological Interactivity: Strong (2)

The students are instructed to take video lecture notes in order to help learn the material. The examples given in the video help to further student learning and understanding of identifying text structure.

Heather Turngren
on Dec 14, 07:43pm Evaluation

Quality of Instructional and Practice Exercises: Superior (3)

If a teacher uses the linked worksheets, there is more than ample learning opportunities to support mastery of targeted skills with guided and independent practice.

Heather Turngren
on Dec 14, 07:43pm Evaluation

Opportunities for Deeper Learning: Strong (2)

Some of the linked material will require students to reach a deeper learning skill in identifying the text structure and then to determine which graphic organizer to use. There are multiple levels of complexity in this lesson.