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R.I 3.8 -Describe the logical connection between sentences and paragraphs in a text.
The first FIVE texts focus solely on comprehension and looking back in the text (R.I 3.1), as well as identifying the organization style of the text. (R.I 3.8)
These 16 text organization task cards can be used in a variety of ways: *Pair your kids up and play a game of Scoot*Use in small group* Display on the Smartboard* Use as a literacy center or as a re-teaching tool*
Students need to decide if the text is organized as: cause and effect, sequence of ev
The Text Organization Task Cards are perfect for reviewing text structure and text purpose as well as for testing preparation. Use as a center station, for an introduction activity to your daily class, for whole-class instruction, for a partner review activity, as test preparation, etc.
This "Good Readers" text organization resource contains 14 no-prep mini books that will complement any Language Arts program, all year long!
You’ll find both instructional and practice booklets for:
• Cause and Effect - 2 booklets
Common Core Standard RL.2 (Literature Standards) asks students to determine how chapters fit together to provide the overall structure of the text. These text based questions are asked at a variety of levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to help with assessing student comprehension. The text uses the same tec
Students match ten paragraphs with ten types of text organization patterns including cause/effect, problem/solution, persuasion, narrative, compare/contrast, etc. Copy the game on one piece of paper or cardstock and then cut apart. Great hands-on activity for groups or individuals. Uncut, the pag
Do you have TONS of Mentor texts? Are they stored in bins but not organized? Do you find yourself wishing you remember a text after you taught a skill or strategy? Well if you said "YES", then you are like me! But now you too can get organized and ready for instruction with my mentor text organizati
Help students practice identifying the different types of text organization (text structure) with these task cards. This set of task cards contains 25 different cards about high interest topics for students (Twitter, Instagram, Drake, Messi, Lil Wayne, basketball, One Direction, dinosaurs and the m
A list of transition words for different organizational structures. A visual at the top of each column reminds students about the meaning of each organizational structure.
This could be used as a hand-out, wall poster, or displayed on a smartboard. In addition to the chart, a sorting activity is i
Do you have tons of mentor texts, but have no way of organizing them? Can't remember what skill you taught with a mentor text? If you are like me and answered yes to both of these, then I have just what you need!!
In this unit you will find materials for organizing your writing mentor texts. A men
"Text organization" seems to be a challenge for my students to remember when reviewing for our state assessment.
These simple and inviting posters, each accompanied by a key words poster, are excellent reteaching/review resources that do the teaching for you! Extend the review with the simple wo
Comprehension of nonfiction text is based on understanding text organization and structure. This print-and-go sheet teaches students about how text is organized and shows the most commonly used forms of nonfiction comprehension strategies.
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The focus of this lesson HOW AND WHY AN AUTHOR WROTE A PARAGRAPH THE WAY THAT THEY DID. Students will learn to ANALYZE THE ORGANIZATION OF A PARAGRAPH such as CHRONOLOGICAL, LOCATION, CLASSIFICATION, ORDER OF IMPORTANT (least-to-most and most-to-least), COMPARE AND CONTRAST, AND CA
Do you have a ton of professional teacher texts that you use when planning your lessons? Tons of printables but no place to house them all? Well I have created an organization tool just for you! This is is packed with 300+ resources!
In this unit I have included five subject areas as well as the st
This text organization (text structure) product includes one foldable and a slide show to teach text organization (cause and effect, problem and solution, compare and contrast, description and chronological order).
There are three different activities included in the slide show.
First, there are
This 34-question exam can be used for test-prep or for a summative assessment. It is based on sample PA Keystone questions for author's purpose, text organization, and literary forms skills. Features eight passages of a variety of fiction and nonfiction passages with 33 multiple choice questions ask
Here is a way for students to focus attention on the organization of narrative and expository texts and the way to comprehend them. These sheets can be used in 9 different ways.
Product comes with 4 templates and directions to teacher.
Great to use as a homework assignment
I designed this activity to introduce students to the different ways to organize text. I have them work in small groups to read through each passage and vote on which format it follows. As a class, we tally the votes, and discuss the reasoning for their choices.
This is a great assessment to see if your students are understanding internal and external text organization. It includes multiple choice items, fill in the blank/word bank items, and matching, along with application questions.
This is a great application-level review of 6 major organizational patterns: compare/contrast, problem/solution, order of importance, chronological order, sequential order, and cause/effect! It involves cooperative learning and some kinesthetic opportunities. The game gives students a real-life sce
COMMON CORE ALIGNED LESSON
-I Can Statement Included
-Outlines different ways texts can be organized
....Compare and Contrast
..... Cause and Effect
**Provides students an opprtunity to practice with examples given in the PowerPoint!
Third grade Common Core Informative Writing Standards written in kid friendly "I can" statements followed by organizational sheets that will help writers categorize their research regarding the animal's appearance, habitat, diet, etc as required by the standard. A vocabulary organizer is also inclu
This is a SAMPLE of my "Good Readers" Text Organization Mini Books resource, which is perfect for students in second to fifth grades!
This 8-page resource is a sample of the 13 no-prep mini books that are part of the
Text organization is the key to strong comprehension. Having a strong understanding of this skill will help students to find information in a text, write summaries, understand the author’s purpose and improve the organization of their everyday writing. This book introduces 5 common forms of paragr
This is an activity for students to do to analyze the text structure of persuasive text. The actual text is not included, but the activity works with any short (one page) persuasive text. Students will identify the type of text organization being used, and provide text evidence support their answers
Power point and notes sheet defining the different types of text organization and examples for the students to practice identifying. This is a great introductory piece to text organization or a way to review prior to a standardized test.
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Main Idea (Non-Fiction) Students can practice identifying the main idea and supporting details through color coding. This resource gives students multiple opportunities to practice recognizing text organization. When students can see the organization of a written paragraph, they ca
This document contains 100 different passages for quick and daily Common Core reading practice. This 20 week bundle contains informational text, literature, poetry, historical fiction, suspense, plays, fantasy, and many more stories. A reading passage and Common Core questions are included for eac
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This BUNDLE of all my "Good Readers" Reading Comprehension Mini Books is perfect for younger learners! It contains 118+ mini books including comprehension strategies, genre, text features, text organization and story elements that will complement any Language Arts p
Quick, Daily Common Core ELA Practice! Five weeks are included. This document is a convenient way to cover and review the Common Core Reading Standards in 5 minutes a day. Use these short passages as a daily morning activity, as nightly Common Core homework, or as a quick daily review. Each week is
This daily Common Core practice is unique because it provides quick Common Core reading practice in just five minutes a day. Students read original literature and informational text passages that use the same writing techniques as award winning writers. The Common Core Standard is written next to
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96 ELA picture Word Wall posters showing all the academic vocabulary words used in Grades 3-5 reading and writing
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If you are making the transition to Common Core, these activity cards will be helpful. At grade 5, the Common Core Standards wants students to compare text structures (RI.5.5) and explain how chapters, scenes, and stanzas fit together (RL.5.5). This collection of 30 activity cards TEACHES and REVI
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Common Core Standard RI.4.5 wants students to describe text structure. This document teaches the different text structures such as description, cause and effect, problem/solution, etc. and the signal words associated with these structures.
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This resource is perfect for providing your students with independent activities during center/workshop time. I’ve included a series of activities that students can complete before, during and after they read the book Enemy Pie. These
Interactive notebooks can be very beneficial for students in your classroom. They can not only anchor the student’s learning, but make learning more engaging. Students can use this reference to go back and refer to the lessons that you have taught throughout the year.
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Response to Literature (aka Literary Analysis, Literary Response), Common Core Aligned product is full of everything you need to help students grasp the concept of writing a Response to Literature essay, the essent