The end of the school year has come and gone…. Can you believe it? I just finished my 7th… you read it, 7th year of teaching. That’s insane! I will finish this Close Reading book because I have so many more I want to get into! This is going to be a short post because I’m so far behind with my posts. I am already on chapter 6, and I haven’t even started the chapter 5 post.
Chapter 4 was actually very informative since this is one of our 5th grade reading standards.
- Students should describe the author’s organizing structure and describe the purpose of them.
- Students can then talk about the author’s structure by describing the author’s organizing choices and describing the purpose behind them (why did the author choose to use them?).
- Students should learn to see texts as having parts and knowing the language to describe the parts (genre, location of the parts in a larger text, techniques the author uses).
- STUDENTS SHOULD ALWAYS DESCRIBE THE PURPOSE OF EVERYTHING AN AUTHOR DOES!! (that was a HUGE concept that was mentioned over and over.)
The author then went into examples of structure terminology: dialogue, descriptions, flashbacks, definitions, purpose, etc…