This mini-unit introduces students to the terms informational, narrative, persuasive, and poetic. Easy text samples and review help readers to make connections and learn these difficult terms. I've found that this is a valuable way to start the school year. Once students know the different kinds of text, it becomes easier for them to describe how texts are similar and different.
This unit includes 8 files, including a PowerPoint, two lesson plans with activities, a parent guide, and an assessment.
For more on how to teach these terms, check out my blog post: