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How do text features help me identify the sequencing patterns of the text to increase my comprehension?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 3
High School - English - Reading - Unit 3
Unit 3 Killer Plagues
This unit has a comprehension focus of sequencing and nonfiction narrative writing to relate to real world issues. Students will complete a vocabulary study, read a variety of scientific nonfiction writings (newspaper, magazine, and science text feature) and use text features to identify the sequencing pattern in written texts. The students will use specific strategies to read a chart and answer questions. Word study includes synonyms, antonyms and works in context. Lastly, students will write a narrative paragraph that tells a personal story about illness that will concentrate on sequencing, prewriting, drafting and revisions. Students will also focus on sentence fragments and using correct capitalization. Lastly, students will explore 21st Century functional literacy, such as a pharmacist technician and interpreting medicine labels.
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analyze and evaluate information from text features (transtional devices, table of contents, glossary, bold or italized, subheadings, illustrations)

write to practice specific literary techniques, employ literary devices, and descriptions. 

clarify, elaborate, summarizing, main ideas, supporting details and sequences. 

listen, read, discuss conceputally challenging text. 

identify word relationships and determine meaning in context, pronuncation, and etymologies

use reading strategies to repair comprehension of grade level apporpriate text when self monitoring to clear up confusion, such as re reading, checking for context clues, predicting, note making, summarizing, using graphic organizers, questioniong, and clarifying sources. 

read a vareity of abilty and age level texts 

adjust reading rate based on purpose, difficulty, form, and style.

use information found in the text to answer questions, to state the main idea or provide relevant details. 

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Students will...

 

preview text features to activate prior knowledge, set purpose, and generate questions before reading. 

Identify steps used to find sequences in text. 

Find linking phrases or transitions that signal a change in the details that lead to different events in the sequence. 

use graphic organizers to organize information to increase comprehension. 

state point of view and use the evidence from readings to support ideas in discussion and writing. 

read and interpret a diagram 

practice syllabication, word attack skills, synonyms and antonyms. 

brainstorm, draft, and revise an ondemand writing to utizlie transiton words in a narrative paragraph and acess writing with a rubric. 

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CRITICAL VOCABULARY Show All | Hide All | Top

contagious, epidemic, impact, internal, resistance, feasible, expose, infect, estimate, courageous, transtions, 

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reading plus, lexia, google classroom 

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activating prior knowledge, questioning, visualizing, analyzing text structure. 

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