Discuss and practice text features!
In both upper elementary school and middle school, students must determine the central idea of a text and analyze how the author developed that central idea. (CCSS Anchor Standard #2) A prerequisite for this is for students to be able to recognize and analyze what text structure(s) an author has used. This packet helps you discuss and practice text features.
What is included…
• Detailed procedures for you, the teacher.
• A PowerPoint to introduce and/or review the five main types of text structures.
• Two example passages for each of the text structures to practice noticing key words and key questions to help make analyzing easier. These passages are labeled and numbered for use during the PowerPoint.
• A chart for students to take notes on during the PowerPoint.
• Practice – You have the option of having students create a mini-tabbed booklet, or students may use the handouts for practice instead.
• More practice! You may decide to use this practice for assessment. It contains six passages and students analyze each to determine what structure has been used. They are asked to support their response with finding key words and answering key questions.
• Answer Keys for ALL activities and practices.
Click here to see our Nonfiction Overview and Author’s Purpose Packet!