Nonfiction Text Structure Worksheets - Printable & Digital

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Excellent resource. I was able to use this with my students to help reteach in some areas where there were gaps in learning.
These resources helped my students understand the basics of text structure. These worksheets also give flexibility for teachers to teach their own way with the resources.
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When it comes to teaching nonfiction text structure, you need LOTS of examples to help students really get it! These text structure worksheets are here to help, supplementing your nonfiction lesson with clear, concise examples of the five main nonfiction text structures: chronological order/sequence, cause and effect, problem and solution, description, and compare and contrast.

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This resource includes the following digital versions:

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(Note: Easel Assessments are editable, so you can easily switch terminology to reflect your state's standards!)

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, sequence of events, etc.). There are 22 reading passage paragraphs in all.

The first two pages are formatted like a multiple-choice test: short reading passages with questions. Each page includes six paragraphs, each with two questions. The final 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!

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5 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.


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