FREEBIE: Text Structure POKE Activity (or task cards)

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In With Ms Quinn
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In With Ms Quinn


After teaching my students the 5 main ways authors organize information separately, my students were ready to look at a variety of texts and determine that different text structures the author used. I started with this baking themed POKE set to see where my students stood when asked to put all 5 text structures together. I picked a few cards to do as a whole group review, and then had pairs work together, listening for any misconceptions/discussions. At the end, I took a couple of the cards and asked the students to complete by themselves and write their answers on sticky notes. Here, I created my guided reading groups and then used the rest of my resources to practice the skills (check out my store for the rest of my resources)! This was a great, quick way for me to pre-assess before moving onto longer, more complex text.

There are several OTHER ways to use these cards:
*The cards are set up in an interactive way that allow students to check their answers for instant feedback without recording anything. If this is the way you’d like your students to use the cards, please print out p. 8 for the student directions.

*However, I also included a recording sheet (with answer key), because I want my students to be accountable for the work they were able to produce during rotation time. I still like to look over my students’ work to assess if a skill needs to be reviewed the following day. If this is the way you’d like your students to use the cards, please print out p. 9 for student directions.

*Additionally, if you would like to use these passages as strictly task cards (without the POKE idea), I included a separate recording sheet on page 11.

Directions for teachers on how to setup POKE:
*Print, laminate, and cut the cards.
*Hole-punch the cupcake liner of the 3 identical images on each card.
*Take a sharpie (use a light color, otherwise the students will be able to see through the card) and circle the hole that matches the correct answer on the BACK of the card.

*Answer key/recording sheets included :)
Looking for other TEXT STRUCTURE activities? Check out my other resources:
Text Structure Printables
Text Structure Sort
Text Structure Game: Animal Edition

Or purchase ALL THREE activities for the price of two products-check out this-
Text Structure BUNDLE: 3 Products-Printables, Sort, Game

Do your kids love POKE activities? Check out my other POKE products below:
POKE: Finding the Main Idea and Important Details
Homographs-Intermediate Grades POKE Activity
POKE: Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, or 1,000
POKE: Word Problem Multiplication
POKE: Multiplying 2-Digit by 2-Digit Holiday Edition
Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.


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