I (and the students) are still plugging away at summer school. We have two weeks left, including this week, and then I get a small break before **actual** school starts up. EEK....did I just type the words "actual school"......
Last week I began my blog series (I guess you can call it that) over interactive notebooks, where I showcased our word work section. This week I am going to feature another component of our interactive notebooks---the text structure page!!
We all know how important informational text is with common core, so this year I planned my summer school instruction around non-fiction text. To gain a deeper understanding of non-fiction text, the students studied (and are currently studying) text structure. The first week we read articles about description, this week we will read sequence and cause and effect; next week will bring compare and contrast and problem solution.
As an introductory activity to text structure, my students used a foldable from Lovin Lit, which is pictured below. This foldable is AMAZING...and is currently on sale for $1.00 on TPT. Great deal if you ask me!! We used the text structure posters included in the TPT purchase to review the 5 types, and then cut, sorted and pasted our foldables into our notebooks. Check out the pics below!
I love that these foldables name the 5 different text structure types, provide a kid-friendly definition AND a text map of each type. The text map is perhaps my favorite part, because after we finish reading a story the students and I refer back to this foldable and discuss what text type was featured. When we come to a consensus....we know which map we can use to better understand the text. LOVE IT!
Again--I wish I could claim this foldable as my own---but Lovin' Lit made it...so click the pictures above to go to her TPT site. Thanks Lovin' Lit!!