Presentation on theme: "Text Organization. Skimming I. Browsing quickly through a textual selection. A. Looking for the main idea of a selection. a. Main Idea 1. tells the topic."— Presentation transcript:
Skimming I. Browsing quickly through a textual selection. A. Looking for the main idea of a selection. a. Main Idea 1. tells the topic of the paragraph.
Elements of text organization I. Title A. The heading or B. the name of the selection II. Subtitles A. Smaller headings B. found beneath the title or within the selection C. Assists the reader with identifying the purpose (main idea) of the paragraph
Elements of text organization III. Visual representations A. Any illustration located within the text. B. Whenever you hear the words… 1. Photographs 2. Images 3. Drawings 4. Imagery 5. Snapshots 6. Visualization 7. Paintings 8. Graphic Aids, or the most simple way to think of it is 9. Pictures IV. Captions A. Small explanations of illustrations B. located above or beneath visual representations C. Usually uses smaller text and is in bold type
Elements of text organization V. Side Bar A. To the right or left of an article B. Couple of lines that explain what’s happening in the text. VI. Italics A. Cursive looking print VII. Bold Print A. Any text that is darker than the rest of the text VIII. Footnotes A. Notes that are sometimes located at the bottom of a page.
IX. 5 W’s & How A. Who? B. What C. When D. Where E. Why & F. How X. Summarize what you’ve learned in 30 words or less… Elements of text organization
Guided Practice I. Group A ~ Reading Workshop A. Write down the instructions for the Reading Workshop B. Review selections provided for reading groups C. Come to a consensus as to which text you will be reading for the first half of Quarter 1 D. Initiate your reading of your selected text. II. Group B ~ Writing Workshop A. Write down the instructions for the Writing Workshop B. Review the writing requirements for Quarter 1 C. Select a genre D. Initiate the writing process. III. Group C ~ Research Process A. Write down the Research Process B. Start with Step #1 and continue through process until center changes. IV. Group D ~ Guided Practice/Teacher Conferences A. Finish the assignment provided for the entire class. B. Write down process for conducting a Student/Teacher Conference C. Prepare for Individual Conferences
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