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This Descriptive Text Structure Package includes two resources for teaching the text structure of description - the set of Description Task Cards, and the Description Slide Presentation.
The PowerPoint presentation explains the concept and includes examples and student practice slides. There is also a fill-in notebook page for students to complete as they view the slides.
The set of task cards includes thirty large cards with a variety of activities designed for middle school and upper elementary students.
The slide presentation is great for introduction or review and whole-class practice. The task cards work in a variety of situations including small group or individual practice, classroom games, centers, and stations.
Both resources address the concept of identifying the descriptive text structure, using text evidence to identify descriptive details, using a graphic organizer to illustrate the text structure, and identifying key terms. With a variety of activities, they work well with kids at various skill levels.
These resources support the Common Core standards for reading informational text, identifying text structures, using text-based evidence, and reading proficiently with understanding.
For task cards and slide presentations about other text structures, and for additional reading skill resources, see: Reading Skills.
From Classroom in the Middle