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Teach text structure with texts that show the same topics across multiple texts! This file includes unit plans for introducing text structure to students in grades 2, 3, or 4, everything you need to help readers understand text structures. Even though these items are geared toward younger readers, they would be appropriate for older students with similar reading levels as well.
-A PowerPoint to introduce text structure (PDF version included for compatibility)
-Five texts about chinstrap penguins, representing the text structures of description, sequence, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem/solution
-Five texts about peregrine falcons, representing the text structures of description, sequence, cause/effect, compare/contrast, and problem/solution
-A text-specific graphic organizer for each text
-Text-dependent questions for each text
-A writing activity requiring students to synthesize information from multiple sources
-Lesson sequences for either an 8-day unit or a 15-day unit
This would make an excellent resource for an entire grade level. Additional licenses are available for a reduced price.
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Teach expository text structures with this fun unit: