A few days ago I shared how challenging it can be to find useful Common Core Resources in Spanish. I have been working on a few items myself (if I do not find them out there, I have to create them). I uploaded three finished units on my TPT store and here I am sharing some photos of what my students and I have been up to.
The entire unit on non-fiction began before we went on Winter Break. We started with text features (table of contents, glossary, maps, titles, subtitles, and more). Once we became ‘experts’ on those, we moved to text structures. This was a bit challenging for some as it is not always crystal clear how a text is ‘really’ organized – in fact texts can have more than one structure.
Through a series of mini-lessons, we looked closely at the different structures of non-fiction text: compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution, chronological order (sequence), descriptive, and question/answer. Each day, we read different samples of informational text (their table of contents to be specific), and defined what made each structure special. The photo below shows the chart each student had inside their reading journals/notebooks. Again, it started empty and day by day we filled it out.
|How the table started (this is my journal/the one I use to model)|
|This is one of my student’s journals once we had looked at the first two text structures|