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Nonfiction Text Structure - Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

Kristine Nannini
Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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This resource includes everything you will need to practice text structure with your students. I’ve included THREE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EACH PASSAGE for you to easily differentiate in your classroom! There are also multiple choice questions, graphic organizers, and short-answer questions for your students to practice text structure.

Text structure knowledge is critical for comprehension of expository texts. Text structure refers to how the text is organized and how the ideas and information in the text are related. Students who understand text structures approach a text with an expectation and plan for their reading because they expect the information to unfold in a certain way. For example, students who can recognize a compare and contrast text structure will read to find comparison points and differences. Students who can recognize a problem-solution text structure will look for problems, search for solutions offered, and evaluate the solutions based on information provided in the text. Having this knowledge before reading through a text will lead to increased comprehension.

The goal of this resource is to expose students to all of the different nonfiction text structures and help them determine the structure of each text. The questions help students focus on how the information is organized and help them identify key signal words that provide clues about the structure of the text.


**A digital version is also included for use with Google Classroom.**

With the digital version, you have the option to go 100% paperless.


Included in this Resource:

Leveled Passages

This resource contains ten differentiated informational text passages. There are three levels of each passage so you can easily differentiate with your students. The levels are based on word count and Lexile levels, which can be found in the top left corner of each passage.


Five Questions Per Passage

Each passage includes five questions that include a combination of short-answer, graphic organizers, and multiple choice. The questions will help students determine the text structure of a passage. They ask students to analyze how the information is organized and to identify key signal words found in the text.

Detailed Answer Keys

Answer keys with detailed example responses are provided with every set of questions.

Perfect for grades 3 through 6!


As always, please ask ANY and ALL questions before purchasing. Thank you so much!

Thank you, and enjoy!

Copyright© 2019 Kristine Nannini

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Permission to copy for single classroom use only.

Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

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