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7th Grade - Organizational Structure

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Identify the organizational structures of informational texts (e.g., chronological, sequential, cause-effect, comparison-contrast, problem-solution). 0701.6.7


Links verified on 6/4/2014


    Cause-Effect

    1. Adverb Clauses: Cause and Effect Relationships - complete the statement to create a cause and effect This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Cause and Effect Transitions - Combine two sentences using connecting words to show cause and effect. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    3. Cause and Effect - Quia Quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    4. Cause and Effect Activities and Quizzes - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
    5. Cause and Effect Diagrams - Lesson showing how to think through causes of a problem
    6. Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer - Use this to help determine relationships.
    7. Cause and Effect Sheet - Read passage online and answer questions on paper This link includes something for the teacher to print
    8. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause and Effect Lesson - explore some cause and effect situations using graphic organizers [These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages don't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
    9. Cause and Effect Pretest - Short passages to read, followed by questions, after taking the pretest try another Pre- test [These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages don't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    10. Cause and Effect quizzes - Quiz One | Quiz Two | Quiz Three | Quiz Four | Quiz Five This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    11. Cause and Effect Slide Show Presentation - online audio lesson Grade 6-8. Use Quiz as follow-up [These expired links are available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the pages don't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    12. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCause-and-Effect Writing Challenges Students - The cause-and-effect relationship is both a way of thinking and a format for writing. Teachers who emphasize cause-and-effect writing say that they are helping students learn to think critically as well as write cogently. Read what three experienced teachers have to say about this teaching approach, which can be used with students of all ages. This is an article from Education World magazine. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]

    Compare-Contrast

    1. Compare and Contrast Activities - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
    2. Compare and Contrast Lesson Plans - a collection of resources at Internet4Classrooms Internet4Classrooms step-by-step module
    3. Compare or Contrast? - Which is it? Read the sentence and decide whether you are comparing or contrasting
    4. Comparing and Contrasting Fables - apply literal, interpretive, and critical thinking skills to two versions of a fable. They will then draw a cartoon to illustrate the moral of one of the fables they read. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
    5. Comparing and Contrasting: Picturing an Organizational Pattern - investigate picture books organized in comparison/contrast structures to discover methods of organization A lesson plan can be found at this site
    6. Compare/Contrast Online Activities - These activities help students read and write using compare and contrast. A good place to start would be "Help Lee Decide." After that, try "What Should Maria Do?" [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    7. Enchanting Readers with Revisionist Fairy Tales - students will read three examples of literature in which common fairy tale themes are revised and then compare and contrast them thematically and in terms of form. A lesson plan can be found at this site
    8. Practice with Comparison and Contrast - lab activity to find and organize similarities and differences [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    9. Test Tutor - compare and contrast practice This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    10. Ordering the Phrases - interactive quiz - learn about the different stages of a presentation and to learn some phrases that tell your audience where you are in your presentation [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    11. Patterns of Organization and Their Clue Words- handout; defines term with example word usage [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    12. Principles of Organization - scroll to middle of page to get to this section - four broad principles
    13. Planning, Writing, and Completing Oral Presentations - quiz with 30 multiple choice questions and 5 essay questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

 

 

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