Introducing Topics and Grouping Related Information – Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard W.3.2.A. They learn how to introduce a topic, group related information, and include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension. Students are guided through the steps of identifying introduction sentences, categorizing information, and using illustrations to help readers understand the text. Students apply what they learned in the playlist by conducting research on a selected topic and writing an introductory paragraph. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• One link to an instructional video or text
��� Two links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of key terms, such as topic and category
• Example sentences and paragraphs showing how to introduce a topic, put information into categories, and use illustrations

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• Differentiated instruction activity for students who work best in groups and a sample response
• Links to additional resources, such as an article describing ways to teach third graders how to write a simple paragraph

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Created: Oct 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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