*Identify the text structure of each informational passage.
*Match the informational passage to the text structure, signal words, and author's purpose.
*Compare and Contrast the text structures of two passages.
Included in this Product:
*Text Structure Sort & Match Cards (cards that each have the name of the text structure, a passage, the author's purpose and signal words)
*Graphic Organizer to help students identify the text structure & author's purpose.
*Graphic Organizer to help students compare and contrast the text structures.
*Sentence starters to differentiate for students who need extra writing support.
*Writing Prompts to assess RI.4.5 and RI. 5.5.
Text Structures Included:
*Compare and Contrast
*Cause and Effect
*Problem and Solution
Students practice identifying text structures of informational passages by reading each passage and matching it with the correct text structure, the correct signal words, and the author's purpose for that text structure.
I personally chose to laminate these cards after printing and cutting them out. This way, students could use a dry erase marker to underline signal words they found while reading the passage. I typically use this activity with small groups. I have students work together to identify the text structure of each passage. They then engage in conversation to determine what the author's purpose of writing this passage was, and physically "match" all 4 components (structure, signal words, passage, author's purpose).
*R.I.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.
After completing the matching activity, 5th grade students should use the graphic organizer and sentence starters if needed to compare and contrast two passages of their choice.
*R.I.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.
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