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Happy New Year!
If your child is planning on participating in "Read to Succeed" to win their free ticket to Six Flags, make sure they are keeping up with it. It is due in February, which always seems to sneak up on us! You can send in completed forms anytime.
While text features are visible clues about what is important, text structures are the invisible formats that writers use to guide readers. So far we have discussed problem/solution, compare/contrast, description, and sequence. Next week we will go over the cause/effect structure. These structures help us subconsciously prioritize important information over extraneous details when we read. We are working on making this process conscious instead, so that we can use these structures to determine the main idea (what does the author want us remember).
Ask your child about...
- Weathering and erosion
- Reading graphs and tables
- What is an opinion?
- Text structures and features