Thursday, February 2, 2012

Teaching Common Text Types

Do you ever take the time to look at the teaching ideas on the New York Times Learning Network? This post from December is worth a look. Find ideas for teaching three common text types: the cause and effect text, the compare and contrast text, and the problem and solution text. (And have a look in the comments section for input from Krashen.)

And as a related aside, there are great sample Venn diagrams all over the internet, many with a light and humorous touch to get students playing with the concept of comparison and contrast. This Tumblr is a fun place to look for samples. This site has Venns as well as other sorts of graphics and charts, all infused with a bit of humor and wisdom.

Venn diagram from Indexed.

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