Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.

Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
Informational Text Structure (Nonfiction Structure)Practice Packet—September Ed.
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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. Students are given interesting readings, sorting exercises, paragraph analysis, problem-solving activities, writing assignments, and a text structure assessment/review. The exercises will not only strengthen their ability to recognize the different text structures, but also to use them more naturally in their own writing.
Note: At a 50% discount, the year-long bundle can be found here: Informational Text Structure BUNDLE

Key Standards Addressed:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.5
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Your Download Includes:

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 making friends at a new school, and then put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
4) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Description Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about Floating Schools in Bangladesh, and then put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
5) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Comparison & Contrast Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about the similarities and differences between schools in Japan and the United States, 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 overcoming difficulty with memorizing math facts, and then put it into the appropriate parts of a graphic organizer
7) “Unpack-a-Paragraph” Cause & Effect Activity —Students pull information from a paragraph about bullying in school, and then 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 a September 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 schoolhouse-shaped word search
11) Text Structure Assessment/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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Teaching Duration
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