Students use visual displays to record and organize information from the expository texts they are reading. In the process, they practice identifying common text structures, an effective strategy for improving understanding and retention!
• materials needed
• procedures for teaching
• suggestions for Differentiated Learning
• student instructions sheet
• Graphic Organizers
Grades 3 - 5
Preview the texts students will be using at the Informational Writing Center to make sure there are graphic organizers to match the predominant text structures!