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8th Grade Unit 3: Informational Text

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Mrs. Schick

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of 8th Grade Unit 3: Informational Text

Immersion Lessons 1-3 Informational text readers understand the text structures within informational text Reading Reading Lessons 7-8 Writing Lesson 1-3 Writing Lesson 4-6 Writing Lessons 7-9 Writing Lessons 10-12 Writing Lessons 12-13 Readers study mentor texts in partnerships and identify the qualities that informational texts demonstrate Informational text readers understand the text features within informational text Non fiction readers understand the organizational pattern of a paragraph Lessons 4-6 Non fiction readers find the main idea by asking, "What is the author's biggest idea here?" Non fiction readers find the main idea by looking at the first and last sentence. Non fiction readers find supporting details by looking at evidence and examples that tell how, what, when and where
MWI: Non fiction readers pay close attention to signal words (evidence based words/transitions) Reading Non fiction readers use an outline to grasp main ideas and supporting details
MWI: Non fiction readers use the organizational pattern of a paragraph to help find main ideas and supporting details Non fiction readers evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of gathering information from different medias Writers brainstorm ideas for informational writing by thinking of their interests (person/place) Writers plan their writing by using an outline or graphic organizer Writers try different organizational text structures for informational writing Writers make plans for the research they need to do
MWI: Researchers know that not all resources are reliable/credible and make wise choices while researching. Writers research interesting and current information about their topic. Writers use a formal style introduction that engages the reader and includes a clear thesis statement Writers use topic sentences in their body paragraphs that makes overall claims about the subtopics Writers create cohesion in their writing by using transition words, phrases, and sentences Writers leave their readers thinking by crafting a strong conclusion that includes the five basic ingredients and inspires the reader to get more information on the topic Informational writers don't just use words, they use text features such as charts, subheadings, pictures, and other tools that might help the reader understand. Writers create a Works Cited page to indicate the resources they have cited Writers participate as reflective and knowledgeable members of a writing partnership (peer conference) Writers publish their writing and share with peers. Writing Writers edit and revise their papers in groups, giving thoughtful and constructive feedback Lesson 14
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