RI.3.8

Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

 


VOCABULARY

  • compare
  • contrast
  • cause
  • connection
  • paragraph

  • relevance
  • sequence (first, second, third)
  • effect
  • sentence

INTEGRATION IDEAS what's this
  • Understanding that every paragraph consists of sentences that form a unit of thought or conversation based on one central idea supports the ability to read increasingly complex texts.
  • Describing the connections (cause and effect, compare and contrast sequencing) between particular sentences within and between paragraphs supports all levels of reading comprehension.
  • Making logical connections between sentences within a paragraph and between a series of paragraphs supports written and oral expression.
  • Making connections between particular sentences and paragraphs requires a level of knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, particularly signal words.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • What is the relationship between a sentence and a paragraph?
  • How are sentences connected and logically organized to form paragraphs?
  • What must students know about cause and effect, compare and contrast, and sequencing to be able to describe logical connections between sentences and paragraphs?
  • What “signal” (transition, connecting) words must students know to be able to describe connections between sentences and paragraphs.


LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RI.2.8 to see skills mastered prior to this.