Understanding and identifying text structures is essential to decoding complex informational texts. This unit breaks the concept down into easy and effective lessons with plenty of supporting activities! This is a two week unit that contains scripted lessons with corresponding anchor chart examples, worksheets, and activity examples. Twelve task cards are useful for small group, partner, or one-on-one practice. Additionally there are 5 reading passages with text-based questions and one reading assessment with multiple choice and short answer questions.
I used this unit in my classroom to introduce my fourth graders to text structures and reinforce text-based answers and close reading strategies. Students who struggled with concepts like cause and effect enjoyed the hands-on activities and the reading passages were perfect during test prep time. This unit is a perfect introduction or review of informational text structures!