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Tackling Text in Ten Steps

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Krista Young

on 9 February 2015

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Transcript of Tackling Text in Ten Steps

Tackling Text in Ten Steps
What's the difference between literary and informational text features?
Back to filling in the blank...
STEP 3: Read the first
paragraph
or chunk - Do you still agree with your initial
prediction
(literary or informational)?

STEP 4: Make a
prediction
!


Still filling in the blanks...
STEP 5: Make
connections
with the text.

If the text is....

If the text is....

Literary: What do you predict this
narrative
will be about?

Informational: What do you predict the
main idea
of this text will be?
Fill in the blank
STEP 1: Read the
title
- Predict whether this text is
literary
or
informational
text

STEP 2: Quickly
skim and scan
the text for clues to the
text type
(literary or informational).
Literary Text features:
Narrative structure (beginning, middle, and end)
Use of quotes and dialogue tags
Reference to first names only
Visuals: pictures or illustrations
Author's name is prominent and possibly familiar
Informational Text Features:
Various informational text structures
Headings and subheadings
Dates, facts, figures, and complete names
Content specific vocabulary
Visuals: charts, graphs, text boxes, and photos with captions
Fill in the blanks and look at your handout
STEP 6: Now that you know the text type,
establish a purpose/focus
for reading.

Are you focusing on elements of literary or informational text? (Look at the chart on your hand out)

STEP 7:
Take notes
or
mark the text
as needed to help make meaning.

Chunk
the text and # each section. What
note taking/text marking
strategy are you going to use?
You are almost done!
STEP 8:
Pay attention
to your
purpose/focus
during reading
STEP 9: Stop periodically to ask yourself
questions about the text
. (See handout for questions)
STEP 10:
Synthesize
and
summarize
the text!
Let's try it out!
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