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We’re Ready for Text Structure

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Listen to a literacy coach discuss why it’s important to teach text structure beginning in kindergarten. She describes the differences between narrative and expository text structure and gives...

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Gertrude Took a Nose Dive: Identifying Problem and Resolution

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Watch a third-grade teacher demonstrate how to teach narrative text elements using a graphic organizer. The teacher incorporates several strategies throughout the lesson, such as modeling,...

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Interactive Strategies for Teaching Nonfiction Text Structure

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A third/fourth-grade teacher shares instructional activities designed to help her students understand the compare-contrast and sequence nonfiction text structures. She uses cooperative learning...

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Compare-Contrast Graphic Organizer: A Whale Is Not a Fish

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Watch a third-grade teacher use a graphic organizer to help students compare and contrast information in a nonfiction text. She models the use of clue words and provides practice through partner...

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Teaching Character and Setting in an Inclusion Classroom

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Hear how a kindergarten teacher adapts a lesson on narrative text elements for her special needs students. Instructional strategies include building on background knowledge, using visual materials,...

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Story Elements Graphic Organizer

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This organizer was used by a third-grade teacher during a lesson on teaching narrative text structure, specifically identifying problem and solution. Watch the video Gertrude Took a Nose Dive:...

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Sample Material

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Text Structure Activities and Student Work

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This sample material includes a lesson plan, signal words, literacy cards, and graphic organizers used to help students learn about text structures. Two examples of student work are included to...

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Sample Material

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Bat-Bird Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer

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This organizer was used by a third-grade teacher to teach the compare and contrast nonfiction text structure. It includes filled-in student examples, sections for recording similarities and...

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Sample Material

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Kindergarten Lesson Plan: Character and Setting

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This plan was developed by a kindergarten teacher. It provides details on standards, objectives, and essential questions guiding text structure instruction, and describes lesson activities and ways...

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