Nonfiction Text Structures: Bundle of Activities

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Deb Hanson
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    LIST OF GOOGLE/DIGITAL LINKS, Lesson Plans, and Posters


    This nonfiction text structure bundle has everything you need to keep your upper elementary and middle school students engaged as they learn about the FIVE informational text structures. It includes 92 nonfiction passages. The activities in this bundle make learning text structures fun and easy! Students love the activities while teachers love the convenience of these no-prep resources that can be used year after year! These nonfiction text structure activities can be used for test prep, review, or introduction of the skill. It includes a PowerPoint, worksheets, task cards, posters, a craftivity, a flipbook, an assessment, and more! This Common Core bundle contains a wide variety of text structure activities!

    It addresses the following five text structures:

    → Sequence

    → Compare and Contrast

    → Cause and Effect

    → Problem and Solution

    → Description

    What's included... To gain a better idea of everything included, please check out the individual previews for each resource:

    30-slide Introduction PowerPoint

    • Ideal for introducing this topic to students!
    • You have my permission to convert this to Google Slides, if you wish.
    • It comes with a matching 4-page companion handout (The companion handout includes both a printable version and a Google Slides version.)

    32 task cards

    • Each set of four task cards is related to the same topic. Therefore, students have an opportunity to see how different text structures can be applied to a topic, resulting in very different paragraphs.
    • You get to choose whether to use the printable version, the Google Slides version, the Google Forms version, or the Easel version.

    Sorting Activity with 20 passages

    • You get to choose whether to use the printable clipboard craftivity version, the Easel Activity version, or the Google "stamping" version.

    Text Structure Flipbook

    • Features signal words and graphic organizers
    • Ten reading passages
    • Students write their own passages for each text structure
    • You get to choose whether to use the printable version, the Easel version, or the Google Slides version.

    10 passages with Graphic Organizers

    • Students read passages and then draw the graphic organizer that matches the text structure of the passage. Then, they fill out the graphic organizer in a way that summarizes the main idea of the passage and its text structure.
    • You get to choose whether to use the printable version or the Google Slides version.

    5 posters

    • Features a graphic organizer and definition


    • Students analyze ten passages and write one passage.
    • You get to choose whether to use the printable version, the Google version, or the Easel version.

    10 days of LESSON PLANS

    • These plans outline how and when I use each of the included resources! You don't have to follow the lesson plan format I provide, of course, but it might be helpful in providing a bit of direction for you.

    Here's what teachers like you have to say about this bundle:

    • Tracy F. said, "This resource is such a valuable tool for teaching text structure. It has everything you need, from introduction through to review and assess. The quality of the resource is fantastic and there are activities to suit all levels of learners. Activities can be adapted to use with small groups or independently. Definitely great value for money."

    • Jacqueline B. said, "This resource is amazing! I am a novice at teaching text structures and this was so easy to implement and teach with. My students were engaged and readily eager to learn and answer questions."

    • Catherine B. said, "This was the very first nonfiction unit that I taught in the year. I used the slideshow, several of the practice activities, and I made the anchor chart. We then referenced the anchor chart and identified the structure first thing with all other non-fiction passages that we read and that we wrote, in every non-fiction standard and unit. I found that with this foundation, students made better sense of all the other complex nonfiction concepts. Hear me on this: my EOY ELA data was the best it has ever been!!!"

    • Kim C. said, "This is a great resource for teaching text structures. My students enjoyed the activities and learned so much from them. I can't wait to use it again!"

    • Brittany N. said, "I love teaching this topic and there is just so much to get out of this bundle! I’ve used it again and again my students are always engaged."

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    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.
    Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
    Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
    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.


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