This SMARTBOARD interactive lesson introduces the 5 text structures used by nonfiction authors (cause & effect, problem/solution, compare & contrast, sequence of events or chronological order, and description). After a description of each and an example, the lesson provides sample writing so the student may decide which text structure was used. Slides are self checking. Great for mini-lessons, small group, or large group lessons. Perfect way to introduce or review for testing. MUST have SMART Notebook software to download the lesson. Aligned with 4th and 5th grade Language Arts Curriculum and Common Core standards. Created for grades 3-6.