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The Rock Stars of Santa Rosa County Bagdad Elementary School Elementary Intermediate Elementary Intermediate Berryhill Central Chumuckla Dixon East Milton Gulf Breeze Holley Navarre Pea RidgeRhodes Jay Elementary Oriole Beach Elementary Russell West Navarre
Today’s Playlist Informational ITunes Participants will understand the importance of informational text and its unique features and structures Soulful Strategies Participants will gain knowledge of strategies that will assist students in comprehending informational text History Hip Hop Participants will gain ideas for Deepening Content knowledge and integrating studies weekly into the literacy block
Why Informational text? According to research, informational text… Is the key to success in school Surrounds us as adult readers
informational text Is All Around us Informational Text
Pillowcase Activity Informational Text Purpose for Reading Strategies Used Newspaper- sports section To read the write up about the game Used index to find sports section; skimmed to find the headline (heading) Cookbook Look up recipe for supper Title pages and skimmed to find name of dish
Why Informational text? According to research, informational text… Is the key to success in school Surrounds us as adult readers Is the favorite reading material for some children
Why Informational text? According to research, informational text… Is the key to success in school Surrounds us as adult readers Is the favorite reading material for some children Builds background knowledge about the world
Why Informational text? According to research, informational text… Is the key to success in school Surrounds us as adult readers Is the favorite reading material for some children Builds background knowledge about the world Builds vocabulary and literacy skills
Informational Text How is it different? Text Features Print Features Graphic Features Organizational Features titles, subtitles, captions, bullet points, sidebars, headings, bold and italic print, pronunciation guides photographs, charts, graphs, maps, timelines, diagrams, labels, insets, cutaways, cross-sections, tables table of contents, glossary, index
Using Text Features as we read We can use text features to… Make Predictions/ Ask Questions Summarize the Text Find the Main Idea Organize the Text
Text structure Text structure refers to how a specific piece of text is “built” or organized. Writers use different structures to build their ideas and each structure communicates the ideas in a unique way. Compare and Contrast Cause and Effect Problem/ Solution Chronology Descriptive
Why is text structure important? When students can identify the text structure it Helps them set a purpose or plan for reading When students can identify the text structure, they can comprehend the text more easily and retain the information longer According to the standards, students must be able to compare the structure between 2 or more texts
Putting the pieces together Informational Texts Determine overall focus Set purpose for reading Read and discuss by asking questions that lead students to the overall meaning and structure of passage or text Bring in additional texts about the same topic Respond to the text in writing to deepen comprehension
Determine structure/overall goal Set purpose for reading Written response to text Ask questions that lead to overall purpose Bring in multiple texts
Stages of a Hurricane: Simple Storms Grow Into Giants A storm progresses through four different stages before it is actually considered a hurricane. First is a tropical disturbance, which has thunderstorms and rotating winds, or what scientists call cyclonic circulation. Next is a tropical depression, which is similar to a tropical disturbance, but has winds between 23 and 39 miles per hour. A tropical storm is the next level, which has stronger wind speeds between 40 and 73 miles per hour. Once winds reach 74 miles per hour, the storm is officially classified as a hurricane. The winds pick up energy from the warm surface ocean water. Excerpt from Hurricanes: Nature’s Wildest Storms by Erin Ryan superteacherworksheets.com
Effects of Hurricane Ivan
Hurricane Safety Tips There is no way to stop a hurricane or make it change direction, so if you ever find yourself in the path of a hurricane, be sure to follow any emergency procedures that your community has in place. Here are some other hurricane safety tips. Be sure you have a battery-powered radio, batteries, fresh drinking water, and a supply of food. Also, if anyone in your family needs special medication, be sure you have a full supply. Tell neighbors, friends, and family members your emergency plans. Tell them where you'll go if you need to leave your home. If you live near the ocean, in low-lying area, or in a mobile home, leave your home and travel inland to a safe place. You could stay with a friend or family member, in an inland hotel/motel, or in an emergency shelter area. Keep listening to the radio if a hurricane is approaching. If local authorities instruct you to evacuate, do it immediately. Before a hurricane arrives, be sure your family's car is filled with fuel. If the electricity goes out, the fuel pumps at gas stations will not work. Stay inside during the storm. You could be seriously injured if you go outside.
Taking it Back to the Classroom Discuss in groups or as a school- how will this impact our planning for informational text? What can we take back to the classroom? next steps…
Getting the most out of studies weekly To understand how studies weekly can be implemented effectively during the literacy block To understand different ways that students can interact with the text to increase understanding
Overcoming obstacles TIME Too much to cover Difficult content Challenging vocabulary Lack of background knowledge
On the road to success with studies weekly Integrate Into Reading
Studies weekly in the literacy block Monday Introduce and read the main article from the Studies Weekly (the main focus for the week) – approximately 20 minutes Tuesday-Friday Students can complete several activities that relate to the SS Weekly during independent work time- you can assign specific activities or give them a choice out of the activities you’ve introduced and modeled
On the road to success with studies weekly Integrate Into Reading Chunking the text Jigsaw
jigsaw Divide students into groups of 3-5 people Assign each group or each student a specific article or section of the studies weekly to read The group or student becomes an “expert” on their particular article and decides how they want to present the information to the class (poster, chart, etc…) Each group presents information on their article to the class/group
If You Have the… Ace: “ New Country with New Problems” King: “Horrors and Hungers” Queen: “ Victory or Death” Jack: “ Cross and Double-Cross”
On the road to success with studies weekly Integrate Into Reading Chunking the text Jigsaw Build Background Bring in multiple passages Response Logs
Response logs/journals Students Can… Respond to an Essential question for each issue. Write sentences using key terms for the week. Write a summary about the main story or a specific section of the issue.
On the road to success with studies weekly Integrate Into Reading Chunking the text Jigsaw Build Background Bring in multiple passages Response Logs Extension activities to reinforce content
Living Venn Diagram Divisions The Revolutionary War was a time of great division. Americans were split into two groups: Patriots and Loyalists. Patriots were Americans who supported the struggle for independence. They believed that Americans should be free from the control of an English king. They fought against the English to establish a new government in America. Loyalists were Americans who remained loyal to the crown. Some of them were happy under English rule. Others believed that they might be rewarded after the Americans lost the war. Though both Patriots and Loyalists lived in America, a deep division ran between them. From:
Viewing With a Purpose As you watch the video clip, I want you to identify the Differences Between the Continental Army And the British Army
The Most Important Book Topic Sentence (Main Idea) Details that Support Main Idea Restate Topic Sentence (Main Idea)
The most important thing about maps is that they serve a specific purpose. Political maps are used to show the boundaries between different countries and states. A physical map shows the physical features of a place such as landforms or bodies of water. A map can be used to locate a specific place or landmark or even show you the best route to your destination. But…The most important thing about maps is that they serve a specific purpose. The Most Important Book Planning Sheet
The most important thing about George Washington is that he was a strategic leader. Detail from Text: Detail from Text: Detail from Text: But…The most important thing about George Washington is that he was a strategic leader. The Most Important Book Planning Sheet
If I Were/How to Be Poems If I Were a House During the Dust Bowl Years By Melanie Lopez If I were a house during the Dust Bowl years, I would live in the middle of nowhere on the Texas Panhandle prairie. I would eat electricity while my owner had it. I would work hard to protect my family from the dust. For fun I would love to be cleaned with a straw broom once every week. My happiest time would be to get a fresh new coat of paint outside. My greatest fear would be that my family would leave me to move west looking for work. I would love to be invincible so the wind would never topple me over, And I would always be able to protect my family.
If I Were a Patriot During the American Revolution I would fight for independence. I would light the lanterns warning others of the British soldiers’ arrival. I would conceal my weapons so they wouldn’t be confiscated by the British soldiers. I would fight courageously. I would attend the Second Continental Congress in I would feel a sense of relief when the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.
Word splash Patriots minutemen American Revolution independence Loyalists compromise
Concept/definition sort Before Reading: Students match the word/concept with the definition they feel best matches After Reading: Students discuss correct meaning of concepts and write a summary using the words correctly Can be used in conjunction with the Word Splash
ConceptDefinition LoyalistsColonist soldiers who supported King George and were loyal to Great Britain PatriotsColonists who fought against the British rule minutemenPatriots who could be ready to fight in 60 seconds or less Revolutionary War War fought in America from to gain independence from Britain compromiseWhen each side gives up something to reach an agreement independenceFreedom
Taking It Back to the Classroom… What is one thing I want to take back and implement in my classroom? What changes will I make in the area of Social Studies this year?