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.
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 sequential manor by
creating an original work that includes sequential signal words.
I Can... evaluate signal questions and analyze(deep, rational)
works of literature for their value of sequence.
I Can...apply(deep, rational)
the text structure, sequence, to the narrative texts, The Giving Tree and George Washington's Teeth.
I Can...describe(surface, multi-structural)
specific words that are included in a sequential piece of writing.
I Can...identify(surface, uni-structural)
a sequential piece of text, using signal words and signal questions.
Activities & Assessments
Open your notebook to a brand new page and fold the page on a diagonal.
Label it, SEQUENCE.
On the next page, copy the following notes for sequence.
Describe items or events in order or tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.
Goose bumps make me shiver. First I get cold. Then I shake all over.
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)
What items, events, or steps are listed?
Do they have to happen in this order?
Do they always happen in this order?
What is the beginning event?
What is the final outcome?
Use a different color to write the frame with the lines and then another color to fill in the frame.