This resource is great for providing students with instructional charts illustrating the various text structures found in nonfiction text. This is a great teaching aide when introducing the concepts to the students. I use these charts as a reading resource that is inserted into my students’ binders using sheet protectors. I also got these charts enlarged as posters (Kinkos/ Staples) and I have them hanging in my classroom. Students are encouraged to reference these charts for support. The goal is to strengthen their understanding through the use of their own personal reference tool.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.