1. Topic-
Text Structure/Text Features in informational text
2. Content-
"I use a Robot to go to School" Lexile 920, From Scholastic Action magazine

CCSS ELA 7.1 Textual evidence to support an idea/analyze text

CCSS ELA 7.5 Identifying text structure
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Students will be exposed to various text structures and features in informational text
2.Do a close and critical read of an information grade level appropriate article
3.Begin filling out a teacher directed organizer to write a well constructed paragraph on text features.
4. Objectives-
1. Students will participate in large group and small group discussion
2. Students will read an informational article about a student that is unable to attend traditional school
3.Students will work in groups and with teacher to brain storm and work on a graphic organizer about text features/structures
5. Materials and Aids-
Projector, "I Use a Robot to go to School," advanced organizer, text structure hand out, text features hand out, exit ticket, pencils, highlighters
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Introduce article/vocabulary
2.Generate discussion related to topic
3.Assess students familiarity with topic

B. Development-

1.Read article as a class
2.While reading stop and have students look at text features list
3."Talk to the text" while reading to highlight text features

C. Practice-

1. In small groups discuss text features found- use white boards
2.Students will pick a text structure and support answer
3.Students will see organizer modeled for them, and they will fill in blanks or write on separate sheet of paper.

D. Independent Practice-

Students will finish organizer after watching several examples

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Physical copies of articles and projected copy at all times
2.Articles at different levels if needed
3.Small group/full group instruction, cooperative groups
4. Organizer if needed

F. Checking for understanding-

2.Reflection/Exit Ticket
3.Group discussion

G. Closure-

1.Review text structure that we assigned to article
2. Review text features discussed and how they relate to an author's purpose of writing

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