Your students will enjoy these eight posters and 32 task cards designed to reinforce their understanding of informational text structure in their reading and writing.
Each card features a short informational paragraph and a choice of five text structures. In addition, there are posters for each of the five structures, plus a poster for the features for each text structure type and another poster for the key words of each text structure. These cards and posters work well for all students whether they are English speakers or English Language Learner (ELL) students.
This resource is designed for 4th and 5th graders, but can be used by gifted 3rd graders or middle school students that need a little support.
What’s Included in This Resource?
***Eight (8.5 x 11) posters that define Text Structure, Features of Text Structure, Key Words Found in Text Structure, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Description, Sequence, and Problem and Solution
***32 Text Structure Task Cards
***Answer Key (written on 2 task cards)
***Student Response Sheet
***2 blank task cards
Understanding text structure can help students:
* improve reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills
* build their vocabulary by learning new words and meanings
* develop an appreciation for reading
The task cards can be printed in color or grayscale and can be laminated and used again and again. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring. The answer key is typed into 2 “task cards.” This makes it easy to leave in the center for self-checking and for task card storage. Keep the answers with the task cards!
Common Core Standards
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
LAFS.4.RI.2.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
These task cards are perfect for test prep and will work well at literacy centers, for partner work, or with the whole class using a game like Scoot.
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Nonfiction Text Structure Task Cards and Posters
by The Happy Learning Den
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License