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Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
Genre study of informational text
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  • 1. The Genre Study of Informational Text provides aframework for understanding the types of texts thatall students will be expected to read proficiently.This presentation is divided into key sections:• Definitions• Essential Questions• Patterns• Selected Books INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 2. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 3. KEY TERMS FOR SHARED UNDERSTANDING The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. www.corestandards.org INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 4. KEY TERMS FOR SHARED UNDERSTANDINGArizona’s Common Core Standards INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 5. KEY TERMS FOR SHARED UNDERSTANDING Informational Text is used as the broad term for academic, non-fiction, and functional text, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 6. KEY TERMS FOR SHARED UNDERSTANDINGText Complexity is defined by three equally important components:1. Qualitative dimensions of text complexity, such as levels of knowledge demands.2. Quantitative measures of text complexity, such as word frequency and sentence length, which are typically measured by computer software.3. Reader and Task considerations, such as students’ knowledge, motivation and interests. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 7. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 8. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 9. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS What is the audience, task, purpose, a nd discipline? INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 10. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS What are the assumptions within the author’s argument? INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 11. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONSWhat is the evidence? INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 12. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONSWhat is the target? Grade Literary Information Span Text al Text K–5 50% 50% 6–8 25% 75% 9 – 12 10% 90% INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 13. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONSIs there a pattern? INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 14. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 15. PATTERNS WITHIN INFORMATIONAL TEXTMain Idea 1.Supporting Idea 2.Supporting Idea 3.Supporting IdeaConcluding Information INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 16. PATTERNS WITHIN INFORMATIONAL TEXT Main Idea Supporting Detail #1 Supporting Detail #2 Supporting Detail #3 INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 17. PATTERNS WITHIN INFORMATIONAL TEXT Idea Idea #1 #2 INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 18. PATTERNS WITHIN INFORMATIONAL TEXT Cause #1 Cause #2 Effect Cause #3 INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 19. PATTERNS WITHIN INFORMATIONAL TEXT • Effect #1 • Effect #2 Cause • Effect #3 INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 20. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 21. SELECTED BOOKS In order to make good choices as we select books for our students, we must understand the purpose of using informational text. INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 22. SELECTED BOOKS The attached list is arranged to allow for access to materials using a variety of criteria. These are the headings:Title Author Subject Expositor Grade Area y Pattern Level INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE
  • 23. SOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATIONCouncil of Chief State School Officers http://www.ccsso.org/What_We_Do/Standards_ Assessment_and_Accountability.htmlArizona Department of Education http://www.azed.gov/standards- practices/common-core-state-standards/Common Core State Standards Initiative http://www.corestandards.org/ INFORMATIONAL TEXT: IMPORTANT SHIFTS IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMON CORE

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