Here's some skill-based nonfiction test prep (part of my Test Review Quizzes Bundle
)! Give your middle school students plenty of nonfiction reading practice with these four text structure quizzes, covering the five main nonfiction text structures: Chronological order/sequence, cause and effect, problem and solution, description, and compare and contrast.
This resource includes four separate practice pages, each with 5-6 short example passages (one paragraph each) asking students to identify the text structure and in some cases analyze it further, noting cue words, identifying causes, sequencing events, etc.). There are 22 passage paragraphs in all.
The first two pages are formatted like a multiple-choice test. Each one includes six paragraphs, each with two questions. The second two pages each contain a text structure word bank at the top, with 10 paragraphs below for students to match.
These pages can be used as quizzes, homework, classwork, whole-class test question modeling, or even all together as a text structure test. However you use these text structure practice quizzes, they will sharpen your students' nonfiction reading skills and reinforce elements of text structure.
Answer keys are included for each quiz!