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Teacher Tip: 5 Effective Practices for Teaching with Text Sets

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A text set is a collection of two or more books that can be connected because they have common features. They connect books in a way that helps students build specific understandings from book to book. Here are five effective practices for teaching with text sets:

  • Texts are versatile. A single text can be part of many different sets. A text set need not be a static collection.
  • After students experience a text set, encourage them to suggest other titles that are connected.
  • Keep lists of potential text sets rather than assembling them physically to allow more flexibility in how you use individual books. If you have a list, and a system for storing books for quick retrieval, text sets can easily be assembled when needed. 
  • Keep an eye out for new titles to add to your text sets.
  • Pull from text sets clear examples of particular characteristics for reading and writing minilessons.

From  The Literacy Quick Guide: A Reference Tool for Responsive Literacy Teaching by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Copyright (C) 2018 by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Published by Heinemann.

Topics: Home, Teacher Tip Tuesday, Interactive Read-Aloud, Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™

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