Teaching nonfiction text structure? Look no further than this complete teaching resource bundle! This product includes everything you need to introduce, practice, and assess the five main nonfiction text structures (cause and effect, sequencing, compare and contrast, problem and solution, and description).
For each text structure, you'll have a variety of resources to reinforce concepts with your students:
- Students will read example paragraphs for each text structure, and will identify signal words in each paragraph. Paragraphs are original, high-quality, and written on a variety of interesting nonfiction topics (the history of video games, cell phones past and present, and the parts of an eyeball... just to name a few).
-For each initial text structure paragraph, students are asked to create and complete their own graphic organizers to display information found in text. As students are asked to independently graphically display information in a way that makes sense, they'll quickly build a broader understanding of each text structure.
-Two-sided graphic organizer worksheets reinforce these concepts by providing additional practice. More high-interest paragraphs are included (with topics including LeBron James, the Portuguese man-of-war, and the Titanic and Hindenburg disasters... to again name only a few).
-Finally, each structure also includes a writing assessment that asks students to write their own text structure paragraphs. Checklists are provided for each writing assessment to help students self-monitor their work.
Along with the previously described resources, this megapack also includes a problem/solution paragraph-writing station activity, a set of 20 nonfiction text structure task cards to reinforce all five structures, and a text structure multiple choice assessment. I've also recently added a single-page chart featuring signal words for all five text structures.
I've had a great deal of success with these materials in my classroom; I hope you'll experience the same!
Answer keys are included for all applicable activities.
Ink-saver (border-free) versions are included in each file.
This bundle includes the following products:
Cause and Effect Text Structure Set
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer Practice Pages
Sequencing Text Structure Set
Sequencing Graphic Organizer Practice Pages
Compare and Contrast Text Structure Set
Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer Practice Pages
Problem and Solution Text Structure Set
Problem and Solution Graphic Organizer Practice Pages
Problem and Solution Paragraph-Writing Station Activity
Description Text Structure Set
Description Graphic Organizer Practice Pages
Text Structure Task Cards
Nonfiction Text Structure Multiple Choice Assessment
This product includes:
-5 two-sided text structure analysis/graphic organizing worksheets (and 5 two-sided answer keys). In these, students both create and complete each graphic organizer.
-5 two-sided paragraph-writing assessment pages with checklists for self-monitoring
-5 two-sided text structure graphic organizer practice worksheets (and 5-two sided answer keys). In these, the graphic organizer is provided.
-1 problem and solution paragraph-writing station activity
-20 total text structure task cards
-1 15-question multiple choice assessment. Students are asked to identify the purpose of each text structure, signal words from specific text structures, and must identify the text structure shown in a series of paragraphs.
-1 one-sided chart/reference page featuring signal words for all included text structures
Looking for a smaller set of these materials and still interested in saving money? Check out my smaller text structure bundle instead!