Nonfiction Text Structures Worksheets - Printable & Digital

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6th - 8th
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Here's some skill-based nonfiction reading test prep (part of my Middle School Reading Bundle)! Give your middle school students plenty of nonfiction reading practice with these four text structure quizzes, covering the five main nonfiction text structures: chronological order/sequence, cause and effect, problem and solution, description, and compare and contrast. (Virginia teachers, there is now a separate SOL version included for you with text structure and description replaced by organizational pattern and generalization!) Each is downloadable as a PDF and includes a link to the Google Slides version.

This resource now includes an interactive digital version that students can complete in Google Classroom! (link in PDF)

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!

For more test prep resources, check out my Middle School Reading Bundle!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
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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