Enjoy this FREE, colorful "Non-Fiction Text Structure" Student Reference Sheet to introduce or review the five most common non-fiction text structures!
Students can use the signal words and visual reminders on this reference sheet to identify text structures, and integrate the organizational patte
In today's day and age it is incredibly important that our students can recognize and describe the text structures that they experience in their reading. Teaching students to recognize the underlying structure of texts can help readers focus attention on key concepts, relationships, and anticipate w
This Non-Fiction Text Structure BUNDLE is perfect for introducing or reviewing the text structures of informational text.
Build up your classroom toolbox of informational text resources! All five text structure packets have been compiled into one big BUNDLE just for YOU! Not only is it easy-to-acc
This pack contains 8 posters to help teach text features/structure found in fiction text. Posters are created to match the non-fiction text features poster set.
- Point of View
- Central Message
Please take note of the t
Anchor charts: "Clue Words" for different text structures
*Descriptive text clue words
*Sequential text clue words
*Compare/Contrast text clue words
*Cause & Effect text clue words
Graphic organizer for every text structure
*blank graphic organizers for descriptive, sequential, compare/contras
With “Let’s Investigate: Non-Fiction Text Structure” you will teach your students to determine and compare non-fiction text structure through teacher modeling, a variety of student activities, whole class discussions, independent practice, and an assessment that can be used as a formative or summat
This text structure pack includes; vibrant signs (with definitions, graphic demonstrations and signal words), nonfiction card sort, graphic organizers and a craft for display on a bulletin board.
What is included?
* Non-Fiction Text Structures Display Poster
* Cause and Effect Display Poster
This download includes five practices of identifying text structure in non-tiction passages. It offers non-fiction passages with graphic organizers to help in understanding the logical connections made in the text. The passages have a science theme about fossils and can be used to integrate scienc
The non-fiction text structure mini-office will allow your students to become independent writers while giving you the opportunity to conference with individual students. This mini-office includes mini graphic organizers, clue words, questions to consider before writing, and sentence frames to aid s
This template allows students to fold a piece of paper in half, cut along the dotted lines, and create their own folded graphic organizer. This set of two organizers helps them summarize common fiction text structure: problem/solution and sequential. There is space inside (when printed using doubl
A step by step unit for teaching the different structures of non-fiction text to your dual language or Spanish learning students with plenty of graphic organizers and other printables.
Included you will find:
-Detailed lesson plans for 3 days (condensed as 2 structures are taught each day, but it c
In order to learn important information about a topic, it is advantageous for students to understand the different ways that writers organize the information in their texts. This Non-Fiction Text Structure Bundle is a comprehensive unit that will solidify learning. The bundle includes:
This resource will serve as the perfect addition to your unit on non-fiction text structure. This resource covers all five of the different text structures. When assembled, this flip book will provide your students with a description, a graphic organizer, the signal words, and an example of each tex
The key to helping students understand what they are learning when they are reading non-fiction is teaching them about the different types of non-fiction text structures. Use this printable to teach kids each of the 5 text structures (Descriptions, Sequence, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect,
This product includes resources I use to teach my class these nonfiction text structures: compare and contrast, cause and effect, problem and solution, sequence, and descriptive.
This resource includes:
6 Posters: You can put them up in your class to help students remember these 5 text structures.
This 22 slide PowerPoint presentation helps teach non fiction - informational - text structure with great graphics and key words to help them remember the structure. Includes: Descriptions, Sequence, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, Problem/Solution. CCSS RI 5.5., RI 3.8, RI 4.5 Can be used f
These 24 task cards will allow students to practice non-fiction reading passages and identify the types of text structure.
The five text structures are: description, comparison-contrast, problem-solution, cause-effect, and chronological order.
An answer key is provided.
This activity is great for cl
This reading test includes a compare and contrast article but is ready for use with any non-fiction article. Students preview the article, identify the structure, select a graphic organizer (included) to best represent the information and evaulate the author's organizational choice. Sentence stems a
Whether you are at a Thinking Maps school or want to equip your students with graphic organizers to help them understand non-fiction text structures, this product is sure to deepen your students' understanding of non-fiction text structures, their purpose for writers and readers, and recognizing the
Teaching non-fiction text structure can be challenging. This resource takes students through the different stages of learning: from whole group guided practice to independent application. As students complete these activities, they will gain confidence in determining a text's structure.
Each of the
This product includes:
- 20 Short Paragraphs each representing a different text structure (Sequence, Compare & Contrast, Chronological, Description, Cause & Effect, Problem & Solution)
- Answer sheet for students while working through the gallery walk
- Answer Key for instructor + rea
This product is a comprehensive text structure unit built around a reading workshop (balanced literacy) methodology. Through your use of this unit you will expose your students to authentic, non-fiction texts and teach them not only HOW to identify text structure, but WHY identifying text structure
If you need a great practice or review for non-fiction text structures, look no further! In this activity, students will review compare & contrast, cause & effect, sequence/order, description, and problem & solution.
1. Distribute one copy of both sheets to each student.
Posters to teach with and display for the 5 non fiction text structures. I like to use these to help kids reference when finding structures in non fiction. I also ask them to refer to them during writing when they are working on a non fiction piece.
The students are given information. They have to take that information and write several paragraphs - each one arranging the information in a different structure (compare/contrast, chronological, cause/effect, problem/solution, etc) and highlight the signal words for the text structure. The standa
These notes utilize color and visual organization to enhance the engagement and comprehension of all learners. The activities utilize both imagery and words to gain understanding of the different nonfiction text structures.
Each of these 20 cards includes a short non-fiction passage and a corresponding graphic organizer. The text structure of the passage has been identified, and students must determine the components of that text structure in order to complete the graphic organizer. The passages are about buildings of
This packet includes 6 graphic organizers that help students understand non-fiction text structure. The packet includes a capture sheet for text features, a sequence chart, a description web, a cause/effect map, problem and solution map, and a venn diagram for compare and contrast. The packet itse
If you are looking for a great independent text structure review for your students, then look no further! As students complete their work, they can grab a Text Structure Maze, computer (with internet connection), and go to work! Students work their way through the maze making seven different stops
This product allows you to assess your students ability to identify, label, and summarize non-fiction text structures. It includes project directions and a rubric that can be immediately printed and handed out to students. I have also included a summary of how I have used this in my own classroom
This product is a great way to introduce non-fiction text structure and text features to your students using the National Parks of Alaska. In this product you will find:
• 5 text structure anchor charts: description, cause/effect, problem/solution, sequence, and compare/contrast (in color and B&am
Around Halloween I start teaching my fourth graders about the five non-fiction text structures. I created this activity as their first introduction to this concept. I usually have them do the activity in pairs. First they read a short text. Then they decide what text structure it is and use one
Love anchor charts? Never have time to make them? As a Special Ed, Reading Intervention teacher, I rely heavily on anchor charts but for years never seemed to have the time to make cute, clean, organized charts between all the IEPs and lesson planning that needed to happen. If I did make the
Fun! Active! Engaging! Get active with students and help them build their skills at identifying non fiction text structures. Compare and contrast, cause and effect, order and sequence, problem and solution and description are all covered. Students will be asked identify, provide examples, and provid
This powerpoint helps students gain a better understanding of text structure within a non-fiction text. There are 15 slides with a definition, graphic organizer and signal words so students can get a better grasp. After each of the structures, there is a short paragraph for them to practice determ
Product includes a handout that works well with interactive journals.
Includes the following text structures and signal words:
Compares & Contrast
Problem & Solution
Cause & Effect
I review the text structures as bell ringers before going over signal
Este recurso incluye organizadores gráficos para las 5 principales estructuras de los textos informativos: comparación y contraste, causa y efecto, descripción, problema/solución y orden/secuencia. Úselos para analizar los textos leídos en clase, así como para planificar la redacción de párrafos con
Students will work together to create a magazine on a similar interest non-fiction topic. This final project is a summative assessment following the study of non-fiction reading and is a great “project based learning” report that incorporates real-life ways students can step into the shoes of a pro
This 22 slide Keynote presentation helps teach non fiction - informational - text structure with great graphics and key words to help them remember the structure. Includes: Descriptions, Sequence, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, Problem/Solution. CCSS RI 5.5., RI 3.8, RI 4.5 Can be used fo
Included are two sheets:
1. A recording sheet to determine, record, and make notes about the text structure of non-fiction passages and news articles.
2. A reference guide detailing keywords and a description of the 5 main types of text structure found in non-fiction text:
This is a lesson for 5-8 grades. It is a unique and fun way to get students interested in non-fiction text structure. Students will resort to the days of puzzle working as a way to introduce how authors design and structure non-fiction articles.
These are 5 signs to use in your classroom to remind your students which signal words to use when identifiying text structures in reading. They also show examples of how to organize yout thinking using a graphic organizer. These will support your lessons on these skills. It's based on Common Core st
An activity handout is given for students to create a website (via Google Sites) that covers the five basic text structures: description, compare/contrast, cause & effect, classification, and problem/solution. There is a link to a growth/fixed mindset article for them to read and guidance to cre
In this file you will find Minecraft themed text structure posters.
These posters are bright, colorful, and include signal words.
Compare and Contrast
Cause and Effect
Problem and Solution
Calling all content teachers teaching non-fiction reading strategies and text structures. Don't know where to start? Look no further.
These posters and PowerPoint are perfect for introducing or reviewing concepts. The PowerPoint is more colorful to add a bit of pizzazz when projected. The posters
This is an assessment that is used to assess the overall understanding of non-fiction text structure and the ability to identify non-fiction text features. It also has main idea and detail assessment questions. This could also be used as a culminating classroom assignment after teaching text struc
Calling all English Language Arts and Reading teachers. Don't know where to start when introducing a new skill or reviewing? Look no further.
These posters and PowerPoint are perfect for introducing or reviewing concepts. The PowerPoint is more colorful to add a bit of pizzazz when projected. The
Students in Grade 4+ need to be able to say what text structure an information piece is written and and discuss why it is written that way or how it impacted the story.
This product contains examples, visuals, and features or each text structure (cause/effect, description, problem/solution, sequen
A perfect resource to use at the end of a non-fiction unit. Provide students a collection of books used throughout your unit and allow them to go on a "scavenger hunt" to find main idea and detail as well as compare and contrast text structures. Can be used as a partner activity or as a form of as