Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition

Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
Informational (Nonfiction) Text Structure Practice Packet—October Edition
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This no-prep practice packet will help your students master the 5 nonfictional text structures: Description, Sequence, Problem & Solution, Comparison & Contrast, and Cause & Effect.

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1) 2 Quick-Reference Posters with Visual Icons—Students can use these as a reference sheet to remember the different structures, as well as the signal words that often accompany them
2) “Amazing Text Structures” Practice Sheet—Students are given six paragraphs and need to follow signal words inside of mazes to determine whether each one uses description, sequence, problem & solution, comparison & contrast, cause & effect—or no organizational pattern. They then color code their answers so that it can be used as a future reference sheet.
3) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Sequence Activity—Students pull information from a paragraph about costume making and put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
4) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Description Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion and put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
5) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Comparison & Contrast Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about pumpkins and gourds and then put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
6) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Problem & Solution Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about preventing cavities and put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
7) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Cause & Effect Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about Halloween safety and put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
8) “Clay-Writing” Activity —Students are challenged to mold a single topic into five different “shapes” (i.e., write about one topic using five different text structures)
9) “Crosswordball”—Students solve clues about text structures (with an October theme) and then arrange their ‘answer balls’ to decode an answer to a joke
10) “Secret Message Text Structure Challenge”—Students unscramble a secret message, determine its text structure, and do a pumpkin-shaped word search
11) Text Structure Review Sheet—Students are given a series of paragraphs and asked to determine whether each one uses description, sequence, problem & solution, comparison & contrast, cause & effect—or no organizational pattern.
12) Answer Keys for Practice Sheets (9 Total)


If your students get a lot of benefit out of these activities, you might want to reinforce their learning with additional English Language Arts activities found here: ELA Resources by Teacher’s Palette

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