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Exploring the Literacy Standards: Word Choice & Text Structure
Review R. 6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. What graphic organizer(s) did you try with students? What successes or challenges did you experience?
Focus Standards R. 4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. R. 5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Focus Standards Word Choice – –Denotation v Connotation – –Figurative Language Simile: Comparison using “like” or “as” Metaphor: Comparison without “like” or “as” Allusion: Reference to something historical, cultural, or content specific Alliteration: Repetition of consonant sounds Imagery: Words that create pictures
Focus Standards Text Structure –Literary Text Divisions Book sections –Informational Headings Text type (bold, italic) Graphics
Graphic Organizers Word Choice Denotation v Connotation* Describing Wheel Figurative Language Figurative Language Chart* Figurative Language Inferences* Language Impact Text Structure Informational Text Features* Text Feature Analysis* Text Features*
Assignment Assign at least one of the graphic organizers to students. May or may not ask students to write a paragraph as a result of the graphic organizer. Bring stories of successes or challenges to the next meeting/workshop.
Review What is the nugget from Session #1 (R.2)? What is the nugget from Session #2 (R.1)? What are the nuggets from Session #3 (R.6)? What are the nuggets from today’s session (R.4 & 5)?