January 13, 2014 - RI5.5

posted Jan 12, 2014, 8:55 AM by Jeff Maxim
We're going to review RI5.5 today in preparation for the upcoming interim exam.


Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Today's mini lesson has two parts. For the first part, we'll go over everything in class, but here's an online version for you to checkout, too.

The second part you MUST review on your own, and it has three parts:
  1. Here's part one about compare/contrast and cause/effect.
  2. Here's part two about chronology and problem/solution.
  3. The third part is a quick review of everything, and you can see it here

Today's assignment

You'll read for separate paragraphs about Dinosaurs. Each paragraph will have a different text structure. Then, your task is to identify the text structure of each passage. You'll also be asked to provide textual evidence for some of your answers.

Here's the readings ... And here's the questions.

Need Extra Help?

Finish early?

  1. Check out the useful links tab on the sidebar.
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  3. Go to www.i-ready.com.
  4. Watch some of these fun spoken word poetry videos... Video #1 .... Video #2 ....