May 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 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 descriptive manor by
creating an original work that includes descriptive signal words.

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

I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, descritpion, to the narrative texts, The Great Kapok Tree and Homo Sapiens.

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

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


a topic, idea, person, place, or thing is described by listing its features, characteristics, or examples.

Goose bumps make me shiver. I get little bumps on my skin. They look like sesame seeds.

Signal Words

For Instance, Such as, To begin with, An example, To Illustrate, Characteristics are, Most important, For example, Looks like, Consists of

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


The Great Kapok Tree

Listen to the story.
Write a 20 word or less gist statement about the story using good descriptive words.

Homo Sapiens---Go to Read Works

Read the narrative.
Write a 20 word or less gist statement with good description about the narrative.