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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Product Swap - Expository Text Structures

I'm thrilled to be participating in my first Blogger Product Swap with one of my favorite fellow bloggers, Ann Marie at Innovative Connections. The Swap is organized by the equally fabulous blogger, Jessica at Mrs. Stanford's Class (be sure to check out all the other awesome blogs that are participating in The Swap!) Ann Marie is a middle-school ELA teacher and I just know she must be fabulous in the classroom... her energy and enthusiasm for all things teaching just leap off the pages of her blog. I only wish she lived closer - I have a funny feeling the two of us would really hit it off!

She sent me her package called "Expository Text Structures Signal Words Card Pack: Word Wall/Centers" which is fantastic!!!  It includes a great selection of key words to help students when they're reading, writing or analyzing expository texts. She was kind enough to include everything in two different sizes - one large enough for a Word Wall Display and the other small enough to bundle and attach to an "O" Ring - perfect for use at a literacy center! The entire pack is over 80 pages - but I love that you have a choice to use the large or small size which could save you paper (and ink) with printing!



Text Structures featured in this product:
- Cause/Effect
- Problem/Solution
- Goal-Action-Outcome
- Compare/Contrast
- Concept-Definition
- Proposition-Support

Each of the six different Text Structures has its own Title Card and each set has its own unique visual border. These bright and colorful word wall cards can be used to create a display of Expository Text Structures and their key words. You can use the word wall to remind students what to look for when analyzing an author's pattern of writing or to identify text structures found within a reading selection. I also think that the word wall cards would be great reminders to students when they are doing their own writing - a quick glance at the wall and they would see a wide selection of words to use in their own work.

If you're looking for something to use at a Literacy or Writing Centre the small set is perfect for displaying on an "O" ring for students to flip through quickly and efficiently.  The color coding and each set's unique border will make it easy for students to work with the words and make sense of each type of text structure.  

What a great reference tool for students at a literacy center!


I can't wait to make a display with the larger word wall cards - they'll serve as a great visual tool for students. I've already printed out the large cards and I plan on laminating them next week on to some heavier card stock. so that I can use them year after year for a display.  The bright, cheerful colors she used will really make these posters pop!

*Special SALE - This product is 20% off for Jan. 12 & 13th only!

Be sure to check out more of Ann Marie's great ELA products at her TpT Store and be sure to visit her blog, Innovative Connections if you'd like to learn more about Ann Marie, learn more about and see the product I swapped with her (my bestselling Poetry Resources Package!)

Also be sure to check out all the other amazing bloggers and their products by clicking the link below.



MrsStanfordsClass

3 comments:

  1. Hey Addie! You are the best swap partner! Thanks so much! Cheers!!!

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  2. OOHHH, these look great! I am always looking for things to help my students remember key words in their reading that will then translate into their writing. Fabulous!!

    ~Stephanie
    Teaching in Room 6

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie! These look awesome printed out - going to put them on the wall this week!

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