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Expository “My Research” Cut–and-Fold Booklet

by Sheila Zagula October 08, 2015 1 min read

The Core of the Core ManualThe “Core” of The Core manual contains many hands-on materials for student use. One of my favorites is the Expository Research Booklet BackResearch Booklet Front“My Research” Cut–and-Fold Booklet (manual pages shown at right). I have used this in many settings and grade levels, including centers and with intervention groups. Instructions are included in the manual.Turtles by Gail Gibbons

Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons is one book that works very well with this activity since it includes all expository text structures. As an added resource, Maryellen recently did a section of a webinar on the topic of sea turtles that you might be interested in viewing. (Click here to view Sea Turtles expository analysis excerpt.)

Depending on skill levels, students may work by themselves, with partners, or in teacher-led discussions to complete the booklet shown below.

Booklet Cover
Booklet 1-2
Booklet 3-4
Booklet 5-6
Booklet 7-8

Booklet 9-10

As you can see, this one book by Gail Gibbons provides multiple opportunities to talk about expository text structures with students! The children may then work together using the booklet to share what they have learned.

Sheila Zagula
Sheila Zagula

Sheila Zagula works with MindWing Concepts in product development, drawing on her expertise and talents as well as many years of implementing the Story Grammar Marker® and related materials. Her teaching career spans thirty-eight years, most recently as literacy coach in the Westfield Massachusetts Public School System. Sheila has experience as an early childhood educator, a teacher of children with special needs, and a collaborative instructor within an inclusion framework serving children in grades K-5.

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