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Fifth Grade Students Work Collaboratively

Students in Mrs. Menosky’s Fifth Grade AIG class worked collaboratively to take their understanding of text structure in nonfiction passages to the next level by participating in a Stick-it Together Reading Response. Students were given a nonfiction passage to read independently, paying close attention to how the passage was written using compare/contrast. Then, each student responded on a sticky note to the question, “Why is the compare/contrast text structure the BEST way to write for this topic?”. Students were placed in groups of four and shared their answers with one another by placing their sticky note on the sheet. They had to then take all four answers and combine them to record their best answer using supporting evidence, strong vocabulary, proper sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation.