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  1. Holy cow, I love this idea!! We are in the middle of our text structures unit, and are just beginning a big four month long research project. This would be a perfect writing project to combine the two, and a great visual for the parent night where they share their projects. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. I love this!! What an engaging way to get the kids applying text structure lessons. Fabulous, Mary, as always 🙂

    Teaching in Room 6

  3. What a great way to get the kids using the text features! And I love the idea of having them SCOOT to see each other's work. Thanks for sharing!

    The Craft of Teaching

  4. I LOVE this idea!!! I was going to ask my students write in the different text structures tied into the Olympics this week and I will definitely do this with your magazine format. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    I adore your new blog design, it is gorgeous!

  5. LOVE your new design!!! SO SO pretty! And I love tying this idea into the Olympics – FABULOUS!!!

    Runde's Room

  6. This is a great idea! I love how you had the students create their informational text!!!!


  7. Mary,

    This looks like such a fun activity! I just finished using your Text Structure Task Cards in my 4th grade classroom. What a lifesaver! I mentioned how much I loved them on my blog today. 🙂

    Have a great week!
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  8. We have been learning about the five different text features…and my students can NOT wait to make their magazine!!! Thank you SO much for sharing this. You totally inspired me and got me to be excited about a topic that i was putting off teaching because I felt that it was SUPER boring!!!

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Shannon! I have to tell you…just yesterday, I was taking our magazines off the bulletin board, and one of my students said "OH, Mrs. M. that was my favorite project we've done!" Other kids chimed in and agreed with her. I hope your students love it just as much. 🙂

  9. Ok! I am planning to do this 2nd quarter after we discover text structures in 1st quarter and remind ourselves of what we learned in 4th grade (I teach 5th). I have a few questions that I am struggling to figure out.
    1. How did you guide them to pick topics? Did you let them just pick out of thin air or did you give them guidelines?
    2. If you did this in class, what was your timeline? How long did this take? Was research done on their own?

    This project is incredible and I can't wait to tackle it! Thank you so much for sharing. This is an excellent assessment/final project to really determine if they understand the text structures!

  10. Thank you for the great idea. We have just started working with our students on their text structures and they can't wait to start their magazines. I was wondering if you have a specific rubric for scoring these? Thanks for the wonderful resource!!

  11. My students are working on this now and loving it – so engaged!
    I'm also wondering about how to assess, is there a rubric?

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  14. Thanks Mary, very nice blog!
    I've been reading your articles and many tips share with my writers from assignmentemperor.

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