Organizational Formats


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Organizational Formats

  1. 1. <ul><li>Formats Found In </li></ul><ul><li>Informational </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>When you read a story, your knowledge of story elements helps you. </li></ul><ul><li>You know that all stories have a main character, setting, problem, and solution. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing this structure helps you read the story successfully. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Informational Text is more challenging for most kids to read, than stories are. </li></ul><ul><li>One reason for this is </li></ul><ul><li>that they are unfamiliar with the organizational formats of informational text. </li></ul>
  4. 4. EQ – What are some formats often found in informational text? <ul><li>Time Order </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Problem and Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Question and Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Step by Step </li></ul>
  5. 5. Time Order <ul><li>Where have you seen events written in time order before? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Time Order <ul><li>The first thing I do each morning is make sure I have all my supplies for that day’s lessons. The next thing I do is stop to chat with some of my teacher friends. Pretty soon the kids arrive. Next we watch the morning announcement show. Finally, we start our first lesson. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step By Step <ul><li>Where have you seen step by step writing before? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step by Step <ul><li>The first step to being an effective teacher is to have excellent classroom management. </li></ul><ul><li>The second step is to get to know your students’ strengths and weaknesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Lastly, you must plan interesting lessons. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Cause and Effect <ul><li>Where have you read information written in a cause and effect format before? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cause and Effect <ul><li>As a teacher, it is important to me that I motivate my students to read, read, read! This causes me to always be on the lookout for terrific books for my classroom. As a result, I spend an enormous amount of money buying books. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Problem and Solution <ul><li>Where have you seen information written in a problem and solution format before? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Problem and Solution <ul><li>One problem that many teachers have is that they cannot get all the students’ work graded during the school day. The solution for most teachers is that they grade the papers at home. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Question and Answer <ul><li>Where have you read something written in a question and answer format before? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question and Answer <ul><li>What type of training do you need to become a teacher in NYS? </li></ul><ul><li>You must receive a four year college degree to earn your initial certification. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the best thing about being a teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>Every day is different. Your job is never boring! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Compare and Contrast <ul><li>Where have you read information presented in a compare and contrast format before? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Compare and Contrast <ul><li>Both elementary and middle school are lucky enough to work with children. Elementary teachers get to enjoy one group of children all day long. Middle school teachers on the other hand, have a new class each period of the day. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Now it is your turn! <ul><li>You are going to write about your life as fifth grader. You will write a brief selection in each format listed below: </li></ul><ul><li>Time Order </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Problem and Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Question and Answer </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Step by Step </li></ul>
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