Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Ask students to identify the organizational patterns that are used while reading a text in a whole-group or small-group context.
- What organizational pattern did the author use in the book and why would he or she have chosen that?
- Do you think this book uses chronological order or cause and effect?
- I see a lot of words and phrases like next and finally. What organizational pattern is the author using and why do you think the author is using that pattern?