After reading my book No Monkeys, No Chocolate, the students made book maps to get a stronger sense of the architecture of the main text, which has what I call a cumulative sequence structure (my mentor texts were traditional cumulative tales, such as The House that Jack Built and I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.)
Then each child chose one example from the text and rewrote it with a cause and effect text structure.
Wow, what a terrific idea!
Doesn’t this student work blow you away? I’m so impressed with the fourth grade writers at Kennedy School.