I wanted to teach my students about all of the different text structures with one resource, but the ones I found were not all-inclusive. Also, some of them had different names for the same text structure! So I created my own chart and wrote a test that matches it. I have students glue this chart into their Interactive Reading Notebooks and study it for a week before I give them the test.
1. Text Structures Chart (2 pages)
2. Text Structures Test (4 pages, includes multi-correct answer choices like students will see on future standardized tests)
3. Answer Key
Common Core / TNReady Standards
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
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.