Identifying Text Structure in Expository Text

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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22 pages
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Two complete lessons on identifying text structure in expository text. Included in this PDF file:

- two complete lesson plans (day 1 and day 2)

- Cheat sheet/note taking handout for day one discussion including examples of four kinds of expository text structure (compare/contrast, description, cause/effect, problem/solution)

- Text structure key word clues and text match handout activity

- independent activity - students must determine text structure of paragraph citing key words and justify their answer

- checklist/rubric to score independent activity

- answer key for text match

- duplicates of the handouts for a reteach lesson (I teach in multiple classrooms, so had to develop different handouts so I didn't duplicate the exact lesson to a small group of students)


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Total Pages
22 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.


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