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Tackling Text in Ten Steps
Transcript of 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
or chunk - Do you still agree with your initial
(literary or informational)?
STEP 4: Make a
Still filling in the blanks...
STEP 5: Make
with the text.
If the text is....
If the text is....
Literary: What do you predict this
will be about?
Informational: What do you predict the
of this text will be?
Fill in the blank
STEP 1: Read the
- Predict whether this text is
STEP 2: Quickly
skim and scan
the text for clues to the
(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
Are you focusing on elements of literary or informational text? (Look at the chart on your hand out)
mark the text
as needed to help make meaning.
the text and # each section. What
note taking/text marking
strategy are you going to use?
You are almost done!
STEP 9: Stop periodically to ask yourself
questions about the text
. (See handout for questions)
Let's try it out!