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Week of March 19th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using "Whether or Not"

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

1. HOW DO I KNOW IF A PIECE OF WRITING IS DESCRIPTIVE?


Signal Questions
What specific topic, person, idea, or thing is being described?
How is it being described (what does it look like, how does it work, what does it do, etc.?
What is important to remember about it?
How can the topic be classified? Ex. Robin=type of bird

2. Skills---Convey Ideas and Descriptive Ideas
VIDEOHow to write descriptively - Nalo Hopkinson
3. Mentor Text-----At the Waterworks(Description)
Inside a Hurricane(Description)
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1. Skills---Introduce and Conclude the Topic
2. VIDEO The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr
3. Science---Weather or Not (Discovery Education Video)
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1. Mentor Texts---A Bad Case of Stripes---Idea Development
2. Skill Lessons-----Decide Where to Begin
3. Skill Lessons Writing the NO-Time Narrative
4. Narrative---A Lincoln Portrait Narration Transcript---Vocabulary Overview Guide (Assessment)
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1. Mentor Texts---Cinderella Penguin or The Little Glass Slipper---Idea Development
2. Social Studies-Think like a historian
The Stone Ages---The Center of the City---Inquiry Chart (Assessment)
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Informative/Explanatory---Fatty Foods Flunk Out of School----Frayer Model (Assessment)

Week of September 5th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using Whether or Not.

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

Word Poster Splash
What does interdisciplinary mean?
Defintion Description
Signal Words
Descriptive Paragraph (Assessment)
Narrative Writing Sticky Note
Idea Development Sticky Note
Narrative, Expository, Argumentative Bookmarks
Text structure Frame (1)


Weeks of March 5-March 16

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding the six traits of writing
to text and utilizing the my assigned
text structure by
creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon the way that writing is organized by creating an original work including based on The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs in the assigned text structure.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of sentence structure, using the author's words in my essay to support my topic.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
my knowledge of the the five text structures and the six traits of writing to my text structure essay.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in my assigned text structure and how the books are applied to that text structure.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
signal words and signal questions, while using a text frame to create my text structure essay.
Activities & Assessments

The Three Little Pigs

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


1.Open the text structure frame document that I have shared with you in Google Drive.
2. Copy the text frame and directions for the text structure that you have been assigned.
3. Title the document with your text structure essay and SHARE it with me.

EX. Cause and Effect Text Structure Essay Nicole Matthews

4. Not all text structures use both books, The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.
5. You must determine what digital texts you are going to be using and what information,
text evidence you will need to collect from the text(s) that you are using.
6. Take notes in your notebook on the text evidence that support your text structure.
7. Then, you must create a thesis that shows what your three body paragraphs will be focused on.
8. Once your thesis is written, write in on lined paper and turn for approval.
9. Then you will make REVISIONS to your thesis.
10. After your thesis is set, work on your opening, introduction paragraph.
11. After you complete a paragraph, make sure that you have accomplished
the thesis goal for that paragraph and that your work is explained clearly.
12. Once you have filled in the entire frame, remove the frame so that you have a traditional essay setup.

*** Please do not put separating lines between the paragraphs, but just indent to show where a new paragraph starts.***

13. The following list is going to assist you with EDITING your work. Here is what to look for:

1. Missing capitals and periods
2. No proper punctuation to start a direct quote
3. Transitions to start a paragraph
4.Spelling errors
5. Missing a title,
try to be creative and come up with a title
that grabs your reader s attention
14. Once the edits have been made,and all 5 mentioned items above are correct,
if necessary, use the rubric to continue your editing.
15. At this time you are ready to read it to a classmate and get their feedback on your writing.
NOW YOUR WRITING IS READY TO BE GRADED!


Week of February 26th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding more complex sentence structure
to text and utilizing the text structure of compare and contrast by
creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a compare and contrast manor
by creating an original work including a comparison and contrast with two or more components of a book.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of sentence structure.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, compare and contrast, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a compare and contrasts piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a compare and contrast piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Cause and Effect Diagram
The Day the Earth Danced
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Compare/Contrast:
shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.


Signal Words

same as
similar to
alike
as well as
not only...but also
both
instead of
either...or
on the other hand
different from
as opposed to
in contrast
however
yet
although


Town and Country Mice
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Six Traits Sentence Fluency
Mentor Texts Meanwhile…
Mentor Text Excerpt The Vast Fields of Ordinary
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Science--- Fossils


It Would Be Hard to Smile at a Smilodon
Develop and Strengthen Revising

Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude
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Narrative---Arachne the Weaver

Signal Questions---What things are being compared?
In what ways are they alike?
In what ways are they different?


Compare/Contrast:

shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.
Signal Words---

Same as, Similar to, Alike, As well as, Not only but also, Both,
Instead of, Either or, On the other hand, Different from, As opposed
to, In contrast, However, Yet, Although, But
Words that end in est like---------best, fewest, tallest, etc.

Signal Questions---

What things are being compared?
In what ways are they alike?
In what ways are they different?


Cause and Effect Signal Questions

Signal Questions---What happened?
Why did it happen?
What caused it to happen?
What were the results or outcomes caused by the event?


Week of February 20th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

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Informative/Explanatory
“A Constitution for Kids”

Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Social Studies—China
“Freedom’s Road”
Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Develop and Strengthen Planning ------------------------------------------------------------


Week of February 12th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

The Great Kapok Tree
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Robert Frost: Poems Summary and Analysis of "The Road Not Taken" (1916)

The Road Not Taken

1. Label poem, box A lines, double underline B lines, circle vocabulary
2. Define vocabulary words based on the poem using dictionary.com
3. What each stanza means.
4. Create a 5th stanza, continuation of poem, title, same pattern,
explanation with 3 sentences or more.



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The Road Not Taken, Stanza 5 with explanation.
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Informative/Explanatory
“A Constitution for Kids”

Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Social Studies—China
“Freedom’s Road”


Week of February 5th, 2018

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

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A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

Homonyms/Idioms
Identify the homonym or idiom on each page and
explain its true meaning from how it is written
and then the meaning that is shown in the picture.

There will be one per page.
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How to Write an Essay - Basic Essay Structure in 3 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1KbANXoWlo Cause and Effect
Article:Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
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Cause and Effect
Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
Article: Word Choice ------------------------------------------------------------
Cause and Effect
Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
Article:Cause and Effect


Week of January 29-February 2nd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding voice to text and utilizing
the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor
by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that
has at least one solution.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze
(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Social Studies
-Think like a historian
Social Studies---Egypt
Where Did King Tut Get His Eyebrow?


How to Organize Your Essay (The Machine)
How to write a thesis for beginners
Create an Outline about Where King Tut Got His Eyebrow? ------------------------------------------------------------
Argumentative
Sun Burn
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Cause/Effect:

Definition:
Cause is why something happened.
Effect is what happened.
(Sometimes the effect is listed first.)

Example:
The first day of school is always an interesting day.

Signal Words

So
Because
Since
Therefore
If ,then
This led to
Reason why
As a result of
May be due to
Effect of
Consequently
For this reason
In to order to
Caused by
Result
Outcome
Impact
Brought about by
Mentor Texts---If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Text Structure Frame
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Articles

Fact/Opinion

NY Times Fact and Opinion

Fact and Opinion Article

Read the article, answer the quiz questions, then write the paragraph.

In your notebook, pick a topic .
Label the next page in your notebook Fact and Opinion.
Write one paragraph that is factual.
Write one paragraph that is based on your opinions.
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Six Traits---Word Choice
Mentor Texts---Chocolate Moose for Dinner
Mentor Text---Excerpt Leviathan
January 30th, 2018

Good Day students,

Hopefully today the doctor's tests will show what is wrong with me.

Please continue to do your very best.

Today you are going to be reading a Social Studies based article and thinking like a Historian.

The article is called:
Where Did King Tut Get His Eyebrow?

The article is at www.readworks.org

First, read the article by yourself.

Then, take turns reading the article with a partner.

Open your notebook to a brand new clean page.

Copy the Outline below into your notebook and with your partner you will need to fill in the outline.

THEN STOP!!!

Before you fill in the outline,
watch the two videos to assist you in understanding the setup of
the outline,
organizing an essay,
and what makes a good thesis.

How to Organize Your Essay (The Machine)
How to write a thesis for beginners

King Tut Outline


Introduction Paragraph

Opening Hook sentence____________________________________________________________________________.

Interesting Fact_________________________________________________________________________________.

Thesis statement_____________________________________________________ because_________________________________________(paragraph 1),

_______________________________________(paragraph 2) and _______________________________________(paragraph 3).

Paragraph 1

Transition__________________________________________,
Restated thesis statement______________________________________________________________________________________________________.
Text evidence__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Paragraph 2

Transition__________________________________________,
Restated thesis statement______________________________________________________________________________________________________.
Text evidence__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Paragraph 3

Transition__________________________________________,


Restated thesis statement______________________________________________________________________________________________________.
Text evidence__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

Conclusion Restated Thesis Statement(NEW WORDS)_____________________________________________________ because_________________________________________(paragraph 1),

_______________________________________(paragraph 2) and _______________________________________(paragraph 3).
Closing sentence________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.


January 29th, 2018
Period 3 only.


Students,

I am out again, but have left plenty of work for you to complete.

Please choose 1 of the copied packets in the brown box on top of the cabinet to complete.

These packets are like the drawing conclusions one that we have already done.

There are several skills that I would like you to work on.
When the packet is completed, please also do the writing selection at the end.

The packet should be labeled with your name and placed back in the box at the end of the period.


January 29th, 2018

Hello Students,

Please continue to do your best work on have your best behavior.

Voice

Activity 1

Play video and look at how the autor uses voice.

Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?

THEN,

in your notebook, write your own version of the story with something that you want.

There needs to be 10 examples with at least a two sentence detailed explanation.

EXAMPLE 1
Can I have a ______________________, Mom?
Can I?
Please!? If I had a __________________, Mom...
____________________________________________________.
____________________________________________________.


Activity 2

In your notebook,
create a chart titled

Author Says / I Say

You will need 4 Cloumns:

I wonder (3 questions that you have based on the title)

The author says (Direct quotes that either answer the question or is interesting)

I say (Your response to the author's words)

An so(Why is this important or why does it matter?)

The article is found in www.readworks.org.

It is called, Homo Sapiens.

Whatever is not finished is HOMEWORK.




1. Timeline of Eyewitness to History-Memories of a German Soldier. (This will be collected Monday).

2. Crash! paragraph written in the notebook.

3. Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and the 5 parts of Voice typed on Google Slides.[SHARED]

4. Barletta Graphic Organizer on Google Slides.[SHARED]

5. Earth and Space Paragraph, each sentence colored as shown in the directions.[SHARED]




The Giant of Barletta (Do not forget to underline the title of the book.)

Video reading of The Giant of Barletta


1. Play the video and just listen.

2. Play the video for the second time.
This time write in your notebook the problem, three parts to the solution and the outcome.

3. Make a graphic organizer, using Google slides,insert shapes and insert lines to show the problem,
solution(3 parts),and outcome



It is necessary that you begin class by independently finishing your reading of Crash
and writing the paragraph that includes text evidence and your stated side of the argument.
There can be multiple positions take, please choose one and explain why you take that position.

THEN

Today you will be focusing on Voice.

This is as I have told you, what one hears from the author's words,
it is the most difficult of the six traits of writing.

Voice can be broken into 5 different pieces.

FIRST

You will need a partner.
Watch the book reading Video of Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Open Google Slides

Create a slide with all 5 elements of Voice: Personality, Emotions, Style, Point of View, and Experience. Each element, in words, needs to be on the slide EX. PERSONALITY,
have an image(Google picture),
and words explaining how this was shown in the book about Alexander.

SECOND

Again, this can be with your partner.
Read, From the Earth to Outer Space.
You need to type a 5 sentence paragraph about the article.

This paragraph should be typed on your second Google Slide.

The first sentence should show PERSONALITY.
The second sentences should show EMOTIONS.
The third sentence should show STYLE.
The fourth sentence should show POINT OF VIEW.
The fifth sentence should show EXPERIENCE.
The entire paragraph should be speaking about the article using VOICE.


You must also include an image.


Mrs. Matthews' Example

What were people thinking stating that there was a face,
covered in cream with angry natives on the moon, thank
goodness that we know better today. It should have been a
woman that discovered the first method to get into outer space,
but even though it was not, I believe that a sequel to this
article will be how women get themselves into space. I am glad
to know that, “Only after a long time did they ever put a person
inside a rocket and shoot him into space.” In my opinion, it is
going to take a lot of convincing and new design / testing to
convince the vast majority of the public to get into a rocket
to explore the moon, no less Mars. Space travel is something
that continues to fascinate the culture of the world, even I
was excited to visit Kennedy Space center in Florida, and the
frontier will one day be discovered.





Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Week of January 22nd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that has at least one solution.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,No Good, Very Bad Day
Discuss with a partner the 5 parts of voice demonstrated in the book.
From Earth to Outer Space
Google Slides, create a paragraph, based on From Earth to Space using
personality, emotions, style, point of view, and experience.
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Signal Questions
What is the problem?
Why is this a problem?
Is anything being done to solve the problem?
What can be done to solve the problem?
What are the pros and cons of the solutions offered?

The Giant of Barletta
Graphic Organizer...create...to show problem,solution(3 parts), and outcome
...using Google slides, shapes, and lines.
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Homo Sapiens

History Change Frame
Author Says...I Say
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Homo Sapiens chunking
Teacher exemplars
History Change Frame
Author Says...I Say
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Voice Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?

Lightning and Fire

Can I live in Florida, Mom?
Can I?
Please!? If I lived in Florida, Mom...

3 reasons from the article using voice


Week of January 16th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that has at least one solution.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Capturing Authentic Narratives, Michele Weldon
Social Studies---Timeline/history---Eyewitness to History
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Argumentative---Crash!
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Problem/Solution:
Tell about a problem (and sometimes say why there is a problem) then gives one or more possible solutions.

Goose bumps make me shiver. But they disappear as soon as I cover up with a jacket or sweater.

Signal Words
Question is
Dilemma is
The puzzle is
To solve this
One answer is
One reason for the problem is
Problem is
Because
Since
This led to
The main difficulty
One possible solution is
One challenge is


Text Structure Frame

Seven Blind Mice
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Teaching with current events---NY Times
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Voice
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day
The Desperado Who Stole Baseball

Week of January 8th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures,
specifically sequencing, to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our
second of the six traits of writing, organization.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of organizing text and sequencing details
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a sequential manor by creating an original work including sequencing.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal questions belong.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
a sequential topic to a text structure frame.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequenced piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequenced piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Science--- Scientific Method
Meet the Ologist-Mark Norell There are 25 questions that will be included in the outline.

Here are the Roman numerals:
I, II, III, IV, V,
VI, VII, VIII, IX, X,
XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV,
XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX,
XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV

When to use me, myself and I - Emma Bryce
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Content Articles---Narrative---What Different Houses Have
Skill Lessons---Selecting the Right Lead
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Mentor Texts---George Washington s Teeth
George Washington's Teeth Read Aloud
Graphic Organizers---Knowledge/Question/Response Chart
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Content Articles---Informative/Explanatory---Living on the Edge
Skills---Transitions to Clarify
Transition words
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Six Traits---Organization Mentor Texts---Goldilocks and the Three Bears B/D/A Questioning Chart
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Week of January 2nd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our second of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of organizing text and sequencing details
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a sequential manor by creating an original work including sequencing.

I Can... evaluate signal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
a sequential topic to a text structure frame.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequenced piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequenced piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Informative/Explanatory---Fatty Foods Flunk Out of School
Frayer Model (Assessment)
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Idea Development
Argumentative---News Debate:---F---Is for Fat
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Sequence:(definition)
Describe items or events in order or tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.
Signal Words:
First, Second, Next, Then, Before, After, Finally, Following, Not long after, Now, Soon, Prior to, While,
Meanwhile, At the same time, At last, Directions, In the end, On(date), At(time)

Mentor Texts---The Giving Tree
Graphic Organizer---Identify the Passage
Text Structure Frame
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Six Traits---Organization
Mentor Texts---Fish Faces


Week of December 18th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using Whether or Not.

I Can... evaluate signal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

Six Trait Sticky Notes

Writing Rubrics & Bookmarks

Description Signal Questions

What specific topic, person, idea, or thing is being described?
How is it being described (what does it look like, how does it work, what does it do, etc.?
What is important to remember about it?
How can the topic be classified? Ex. Robin=type of bird

Mentor Text

At the Waterworks(Description)
Inside a Hurricane(Description)
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Skills---Introduce and Conclude the Topic

The power of a great introduction

Register for Readworks

Science
Weather or Not (Discovery Education Video)
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Mentor Texts A Bad Case of Stripes---Idea Development
Narrative
A Lincoln Portrait Narration Transcript
Vocabulary Overview Guide (Assessment)
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Mentor Texts

Cinderella Penguin or The Little Glass Slipper---Idea Development
Social Studies-Think like a historian
The Stone Ages---The Center of the City

Inquiry Chart (Assessment)
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Informative/Explanatory---Fatty Foods Flunk Out of School

Frayer Model (Assessment)


Week of December 12th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using Whether or Not.

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

Word Poster Text Structure Splash
Text Structures and Six Traits of Writing
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What does interdisciplinary mean?
Defintion Description & signal words

Text structure Frame (1)

Descriptive Video

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Text structure Frame (2)

Descriptive Paragraph Google Slide (Assessment)


Week of November 27th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding more complex sentence structure
to text and utilizing the text structure of compare and contrast by
creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a compare and contrast manor
by creating an original work including a comparison and contrast with two or more components of a book.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of sentence structure.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, compare and contrast, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a compare and contrasts piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a compare and contrast piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
Gist Statement
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Fortunately
Sentence Fluency
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Creating a Good Hook

Social Studies---Greece
Archaeologists Hit a Home Run


Revising and Editing
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Argumentative
Debate: Are Zoos Bad News?
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Mentor Texts Punctuation Takes a Vacation
Graphic Organizers Chapter Tour: Search and Find Text Features
Mentor Text Excerpt Wintergirls


Week of November 20th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding more complex sentence structure
to text and utilizing the text structure of compare and contrast by
creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a compare and contrast manor
by creating an original work including a comparison and contrast with two or more components of a book.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of sentence structure.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, compare and contrast, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a compare and contrasts piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a compare and contrast piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

The Three Little Pigs

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs


1. Go to www.starlearners.com

2.Click Enter

3. Choose Text Structure

4. Then Choose Compare and Contrast

5.Go all the way to the bottom

6. Click on Frame 2, copy into your notebook and then fill in.

7. Once you are done, use frame 1 with frame 2

to make a large paragraph comparing and contrasting
the two versions of the Three Little Pigs.
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Week of November 13th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding more complex sentence structure
to text and utilizing the text structure of compare and contrast by
creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a compare and contrast manor
by creating an original work including a comparison and contrast with two or more components of a book.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of sentence structure.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, compare and contrast, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a compare and contrasts piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a compare and contrast piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Cause and Effect Diagram
The Day the Earth Danced
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Compare/Contrast:
shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.


Signal Words

same as
similar to
alike
as well as
not only...but also
both
instead of
either...or
on the other hand
different from
as opposed to
in contrast
however
yet
although
but
--est words best, fewest,tallest,etc.

Frame, compare and contrast

Town Mouse Country Mouse
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Six Traits Sentence Fluency
Mentor Texts Meanwhile…
Mentor Text Excerpt The Vast Fields of Ordinary
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Science--- Fossils


It Would Be Hard to Smile at a Smilodon
Develop and Strengthen Revising

Does grammar matter? - Andreea S. Calude
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Narrative---Arachne the Weaver

Signal Questions---What things are being compared?
In what ways are they alike?
In what ways are they different?


Week of November 6th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Develop and Strengthen Planning ------------------------------------------------------------


Week of October 30th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

The Great Kapok Tree
Virtual tour of the rain forest
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Robert Frost: Poems Summary and Analysis of "The Road Not Taken" (1916)



1. Label poem, box A lines, double underline B lines, circle vocabulary
2. Define vocabulary words based on the poem using dictionary.com
3. What each stanza means.
4. Create a 5th stanza, continuation of poem, title, same pattern,
explanation with 3 sentences or more.



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The Road Not Taken, Stanza 5 with explanation. ------------------------------------------------------------
Informative/Explanatory
“A Constitution for Kids”

Double Trouble in Walla Walla
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Social Studies—China
“Freedom’s Road”


Week of October 23rd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:


I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

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Chocolate Moose for Dinner
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How to Write an Essay - Basic Essay Structure in 3 Minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1KbANXoWlo Cause and Effect
Article:Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
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Cause and Effect
Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
Article: Word Choice ------------------------------------------------------------
Cause and Effect
Science--- Matter
“All the Pieces Matter”
Article:Cause and Effect
Week of October 16th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the
text structures to assist us in
reading and creating
(interdisciplinary) science and
social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas
with our first of the six traits
of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding voice to text and utilizing
the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.

I know I am successful when I can
synthesize my knowledge of
adding word choice to text and utilizing
the text structure of cause and effect
by creating an original writing
that uses signal words and answers
the key questions of this category
of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor
by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that
has at least one solution.

I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a cause and effect manor
by creating an original work including a cause with
multiple effects or an effect that could have multiple causes.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze
(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)

works of literature for their value of word choice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, cause and effect, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a cause and effect piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a cause and effect piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Social Studies
-Think like a historian
-Why does it matter?
-Is a source trustworthy?
Social Studies---Egypt
Where Did King Tut Get His Eyebrow?

Skills---Sensory Language Conveyed

How to Organize Your Essay (The Machine)
How to write a thesis for beginners
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Argumentative
Sun Burn
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Cause/Effect:

Definition:
Cause is why something happened.
Effect is what happened.
(Sometimes the effect is listed first.)

Example:
The first day of school is always an interesting day.

Signal Words

So
Because
Since
Therefore
If ,then
This led to
Reason why
As a result of
May be due to
Effect of
Consequently
For this reason
In to order to
Caused by
Result
Outcome
Impact
Brought about by
Mentor Texts---If You Give a Moose a Muffin

Text Structure Frame
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Articles

Fact/Opinion

NY Times Fact and Opinion

In your notebook, pick a topic .
Label the next page in your notebook Fact and Opinion.
Write one paragraph that is factual.
Write one paragraph that is based on your opinions.
Homework if not finished in class.
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Six Traits---Word Choice
Mentor Texts---Chocolate Moose for Dinner
Mentor Text---Excerpt Leviathan


Week of October 9th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that has at least one solution.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible,No Good, Very Bad Day
Discuss with a partner the 5 parts of voice demonstrated in the book.
From Earth to Outer Space
Google Slides, create a paragraph, based on From Earth to Space using
personality, emotions, style, point of view, and experience.
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Signal Questions
What is the problem?
Why is this a problem?
Is anything being done to solve the problem?
What can be done to solve the problem?
What are the pros and cons of the solutions offered?

The Giant of Barletta
Graphic Organizer...create...to show problem,solution(3 parts), and outcome
...using Google slides, shapes, and lines.
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Homo Sapiens

History Change Frame
Author Says...I Say
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Homo Sapiens chunking
Teacher exemplars
History Change Frame
Author Says...I Say
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Voice Can I have a Stegosaurus, Mom? Can I? Please!?

Lightning and Fire

Can I live in Florida, Mom?
Can I?
Please!? If I lived in Florida, Mom...

3 reasons from the article using voice


Week of October 2nd

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of adding voice to text
and utilizing the text structure of problem and solution
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a problem and solution manor by creating an original work including a distinctive problem that has at least one solution.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of voice.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, problem and solution, to both science and social studies texts.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a problem and solution piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a problem and solution piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Capturing Authentic Narratives, Michele Weldon
Social Studies---Timeline/history---Eyewitness to History
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Argumentative---Crash!
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Problem/Solution:
Tell about a problem (and sometimes say why there is a problem) then gives one or more possible solutions.

Goose bumps make me shiver. But they disappear as soon as I cover up with a jacket or sweater.

Signal Words
Question is
Dilemma is
The puzzle is
To solve this
One answer is
One reason for the problem is
Problem is
Because
Since
This led to
The main difficulty
One possible solution is
One challenge is


Text Structure Frame

Seven Blind Mice
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Teaching with current events---NY Times
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Voice
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day
The Desperado Who Stole Baseball


Week of September 25th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of organizing text and sequencing details
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a sequential manor by creating an original work including sequencing.

I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal questions belong.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
a sequential topic to a text structure frame.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequenced piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequenced piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Science--- Scientific Method
Meet the Ologist-Mark Norell
When to use me, myself and I - Emma Bryce https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XakoA2D0Okw
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Content Articles---Narrative---What Different Houses Have
Skill Lessons---Selecting the Right Lead
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Mentor Texts---George Washington’s Teeth
Graphic Organizers---Knowledge/Question/Response Chart
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Content Articles---Informative/Explanatory---Living on the Edge
Skills---Transitions to Clarify
Transition Words ---https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0y89jP-Rfg
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Six Traits---Organization Mentor Texts---Goldilocks and the Three Bears B/D/A Questioning Chart
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Week of September 18th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of organizing text and sequencing details
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
upon organized writing that is done in a sequential manor by creating an original work including sequencing.

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
a sequential topic to a text structure frame.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequenced piece of writing.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequenced piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments

Idea Development Mentor Text---Excerpt---Arch Enemy
Argumentative---News Debate:---F---Is for Fat
Assessment
develop an idea and then compose a descriptive paragraph
that includes signal words and answers signal questions
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Sequence:(definition)
Describe items or events in order or tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.

Signal Words:
First, Second, Next, Then, Before, After, Finally, Following, Not long after, Now, Soon, Prior to, While,
Meanwhile, At the same time, At last, Directions, In the end, On(date), At(time)

Mentor Texts---The Giving Tree
Graphic Organizer---Identify the Passage
Text Structure Frame
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Articles Activities---Expository rules 1-10, Rules to Writing
Six Traits---Organization
Mentor Texts---Fish Faces
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Six Traits---Organization Mentor Text---Excerpt---After Ever After
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Week of September 11th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using "Whether or Not"

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

1. HOW DO I KNOW IF A PIECE OF WRITING IS DESCRIPTIVE?

Signal Questions
What specific topic, person, idea, or thing is being described?
How is it being described (what does it look like, how does it work, what does it do, etc.?
What is important to remember about it?
How can the topic be classified? Ex. Robin=type of bird
2. Skills---Convey Ideas and Descriptive Ideas
VIDEOHow to write descriptively - Nalo Hopkinson
3. Mentor Text-----At the Waterworks(Description)
Inside a Hurricane(Description)
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1. Skills---Introduce and Conclude the Topic
2. VIDEO The power of a great introduction - Carolyn Mohr
3. Science---Weather or Not (Discovery Education Video)
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1. Mentor Texts---A Bad Case of Stripes---Idea Development
2. Skill Lessons-----Decide Where to Begin
3. Skill Lessons Writing the NO-Time Narrative
4. Narrative---A Lincoln Portrait Narration Transcript---Vocabulary Overview Guide (Assessment)
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1. Mentor Texts---Cinderella Penguin or The Little Glass Slipper---Idea Development
2. Social Studies-Think like a historian
The Stone Ages---The Center of the City---Inquiry Chart (Assessment)
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Informative/Explanatory---Fatty Foods Flunk Out of School----Frayer Model (Assessment)

Week of September 5th

Learning Intention:
We are learning to utilize the text structures to assist us in reading
and creating (interdisciplinary) science and social studies texts.
We are learning to develop ideas with our first of the six traits of writing.

Success Criteria:
I know I am successful when I can synthesize
my knowledge of creating ideas and descriptive text structure
by creating an original writing that uses signal words
and answers the key questions of this category of writing.
I Can... reflect(transfer, extended, abstract)
using Whether or Not.

I Can... evaluatesignal words and analyze(deep, rational)
to which text structure the signal word belongs.

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
narrative components to a text structure frame that is originally created.

I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
what is important to remember from the text a topic in a written descriptive paragraph.

I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a descriptive piece of text, using signal words a narrative text an introduction and conclusion.
Activities & Assessments

Word Poster Splash
What does interdisciplinary mean?
Defintion Description
Signal Words
Descriptive Paragraph (Assessment)
Narrative Writing Sticky Note
Idea Development Sticky Note
Narrative, Expository, Argumentative Bookmarks
Text structure Frame (1)