Reading-lesson-RI.3.8.-Describe-the-logical-connection-sentences-and-paragraphs-part-2-April-16-2012 by wanghonghx

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									Brooks Elementary School                Subject:   Unit:
3rd Grade Date: week of April16, 2012   Reading
                                                           RI.3.8

                                                   Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and
                                                   paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in
                                                   a sequence).
Core Content                                   Procedures/Activities                                        Daily
                                                                                                          Assessment
               Background information for teachers: Helping students understand how different
               types of texts are structured can greatly improve their reading comprehension.

               Story maps or graphic organizers can also be used to teach the parts of a story.
               When introducing these tools, teachers should explain how each tool or strategy can
               help students understand what they are reading. This way, students are more likely to
               think about the story elements as they read, and not just when the tools are used in
               class discussion

                Examples of informational text structures include compare and contrast, description,
               sequence, problem and solution, and cause and effect.

               Students can also be helped to recognize clue words in a passage so that they can
               identify the text structure. Words such as alike, unlike, both, but, and however can
               signal a compare-and-contrast text, while before, after, next, and then can indicate a
               sequence-of-events text. It is important, however, that students are not taught to rely
               solely on clue words to identify text structure.

               Students should be encouraged to pay attention to text structure in all of their reading
               experiences, and may need to be reminded to do so before reading periods

               INTEGRATION IDEAS Understanding that every paragraph consists of sentences
               that form a unit of thought or conversation based on one central idea supports the
               ability to read increasingly complex texts.

                     Describing the connections (cause and effect, compare and contrast
                      sequencing) between particular sentences within and between paragraphs
                      supports all levels of reading comprehension. Making logical connections
                      between sentences within a paragraph and between a series of paragraphs
                      supports written and oral expression. Making connections between particular
                      sentences and paragraphs requires a level of knowledge of grammar and
                      vocabulary, particularly signal words.
                      QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION
                     What is the relationship between a sentence and a paragraph?
                     How are sentences connected and logically organized to form paragraphs?
                     What must students know about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and
                      sequencing to be able to describe logical connections between sentences and
                      paragraphs?
                     What “signal” (transition, connecting) words must students know to be able to
                      describe connections between sentences and paragraphs.
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    RI.3.8                                                  Model how to determine the connection between paragraphs or sentences by thinking        Participation
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N   Describe the logical connection between                 Using a think aloud, share with students how the sentences in the paragraphs from the
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    particular sentences and paragraphs in a                link below are connected. You may even want to point out signal words that helped you
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    first/second/third in a sequence).                      know that the author was comparing and contrasting. Continue this process with a
                                                            variety of short sections from different texts. Using passages from texts on the same
    I can identify how a passage is organized               topic is a powerful way to show students the differences between how authors organize
                                                            their information

                                                            During work time (small group instruction and independent practice), have students
                                                            continue to read informational books or magazines. While reading, students use post-it
                                                            notes to mark 2-3 paragraphs from the text and identify how the sentences in that
                                                            paragraph were connected or organized. Students then meet with partners to share
                                                            their thinking. Students should answer the question using one of the thinking stems.
                                                            Thinking Stems/Anchor Charts:
                                                            • How does the author connect their ideas in paragraph __?
                                                            • Why do you think the author chose to use (sequence, cause/effect, problem/solution)
                                                            to organize his/her ideas in this paragraph?
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