Nonfiction Text Structure Game | Test Prep Review | Text Structure Activity

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Text Structure is an important concept for you to teach and for students to learn! Let them practice with this fun and engaging game that will make the skill of determining text structure something students WANT to do!

Works great for literacy centers, early finishers, or small group. Students will be begging to practice nonfiction text structure with this activity! I’ve had many students ask to play at recess and even lunch!

Get this as part of my ELA U-Know Bundle!

What do you get?

  • U-Know Cards (Color): 56 color cards with definitions, short passages, graphic organizers, and titles for students to determine the text structure used
  • U-Know Cards (Print Friendly): 56 color cards with definitions, short passages, graphic organizers, and titles for students to determine the text structure used
  • Direction Sheet: Step by step instructions for playing the game
  • "Types of Special Cards" sheet: A page explaining how the special cards work. (Draw 2, Skip, Reverse, and Wilds)
  • Answer Key: One page with all of the answers for each card listed.
  • Accountability Pages: Pages for students to record answers. Available in short answer and longer answer with more space
  • Back of Cards Design: Print on the backs of the cards to make the double sided.
  • "Cheat Sheet": Sheet listing the the different types of text structures with definitions and clue words

Types of text structures covered:

Compare & Contrast

✔ Cause & Effect

✔ Description

✔ Problem & Solution

✔ Sequence/Chronological Order

A variety of card types include:


✔ graphic organizers

✔ titles

✔ short passages

What is U-Know?

U-Know is a fun and engaging card game where students practice topics in a repetitive way. I also use U-Know in stations or with early finishers throughout the year to spiral concepts for students. U-Know comes in MANY topics! So, once students learn the game, it will become a self-run station!

U-Know is played with students matching color/number to the card the previous player put down. Once they put their card down, they must read and answer. If correct, play moves on. If incorrect, player draws 2 new cards and play moves on. Students check answers with the included answer key.

➔Didn’t cover a topic? That’s ok. Just take those cards out! Students won’t even notice and the game will still be able to be played.

If you like this game, be sure to check out my whole line of U-KNOW Games!!!


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