Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Homework Info

Language Arts Homework

You are responsible for getting this work completed...not your family. However, I encourage you to read this with someone and it is fine for an adult to help you.

A passage and a set of questions will come home every Monday or Tuesday. It will be due on Thursday.

You will get 5 points for returning the work on time. You will get 3 points if you bring it in on Friday. There are no points for anything later than Friday. It is counted both in your Reading and Writing grade.

Please be sure you are using correct capital letters and punctuation.

Every answer should be in complete sentences.

TAKE YOUR TIME. Questions that ask you to explain normally need 3-4 sentences.

Underline your evidence. Support your answers with the text.  Some questions you can’t do this for, but you can do this for MOST of the questions.

Why are we focusing on teaching this? Well I found another website Ms. Jordan Reads that explains this...

Non-fiction text structures refer to HOW an author organizes information in an expository text. When faced with a new text, students can observe the organizational pattern of the text and look for cues to differentiate and pinpoint which of the text structures was used by the author. Students can then organize their thinking to match the structure of the text, allowing for effective comprehension of the subject matter.
Why are the text structures important?
Understanding non-fiction text structures is critical for “Reading to Learn” (i.e., reading for information). Students should be familiar with the five most common text structures and should be able to identify each structure using signal words and key features. Understanding which text structure is used helps students monitor their understanding, while learning the specific content that is presented. These text structures need to be explicitly taught in the classroom.

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