Informational Text Structures Print and Digital Distance Learning

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4th - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This Reading Bundle contains 10 essential reading units for 4th and 5th graders in both print and digital for Google Classroom™ (and other top educational platforms) which will help your students increase their reading comprehension. The bundle includes engaging passages, graphic organizers, activit
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This Informational Text Structures for 4th and 5th grades comes in both print and digital versions (for Google Classroom™) with teaching pages, passages, 32 task cards, a flipbook, graphic organizers, posters, writing activities, foldables, and more! This print or paperless reading unit was created to teach text structures in a variety of engaging ways.

It contains: Print and Digital Versions

5 Teaching Passages with Questions

Description: Bull Sharks

Order and Sequence: How Pluto Was Named

Compare and Contrast: House Cats and Bobcats

Cause and Effect: Plastic

Problem and Solution: Sea Turtles

5 Passages with Comprehension Questions (with no text structure labels)

Description: Mountain Gorillas

Order and Sequence: Sally Ride (first American female astronaut)

Compare and Contrast: Starfish and Sand Dollars

Cause and Effect: Leatherback Turtles (endangered species)

Problem and Solution: The First Moon Mission

Teacher Notes with links to download the Google Slides™ and Google Forms™

32 Task Cards

6 Foldables (One for all of the text structures and a separate one for each of the 5 text structures)

A Flip Book

Key Question Handout for Teachers for Each Text Structure

Mentor Text Book List

Informational Text Structure Chart Handout

5 Writing Pages for Text Structure Paragraphs

6 Posters

Venn Diagram for Compare and Contrast

Create a Graphic Organizer

One Topic, Five Structures

Real-Life Examples of Text Structures Matching Page

Scavenger Hunt for Text Structures Record Sheet


SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards!

Here are the units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!

Main Idea

Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements

Compare and Contrast

Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Text Evidence

Inferences Using Informational Text

Inferences Using Literature


Cause and Effect

Informational Text Structures

Why you'll love this resource:

  • There are a variety of formats included from posters, teaching passages, to a flipbook, independent passages, task cards, a mentor text list, graphic organizers, writing pages, and more!

  • The digital version helps you go paperless and is great for the classroom, for homeschool, and for distance learning!

  • It includes teaching passages for each of the text structures which will help guide your students through each one!

  • The flipbook has a page for each text structure, which is a great follow up to the teaching pages!

  • Each text structure has a passage for independent work but the passage is not labeled, allowing students to identify the text structure on their own.

  • The informational text structure posters are a great visual reference for your students and allows them to identify text structures of passages you read as a class, allowing you to spiral learning!

  • The task cards are lots of fun and are a great review of text structure concepts!

  • It may be used in a number of ways from guided reading, to reader's workshop, independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole class games, test prep, and more!!!

Need 3rd Grade?

Informational Text Structures for 3rd Grade

Also, I do want to suggest a great set of reading games that would go well with this reading unit. There is a game for EACH READING STANDARD!!! It comes in a set of 10 for fiction, a set of 10 for nonfiction, or a bundle of 20 reading games specifically for 4th and 5th grades!

10 Fiction Reading Games

10 Nonfiction Reading Games

20 Reading Games Bundle

If you're looking for more Informational Text Structures practice, this is one of the reading games for text structures. It may be used for centers, whole class, or for one on one:

Informational Text Structures Sort

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