This activity reviews the five common text structures that authors use and then gives students a chance to write their own brief paragraphs demonstrating their knowledge.
Scaffolded with a sample paragraph and signal words, this higher ordered thinking activity can be used independently, in small groups or with partners. Use the finished paragraphs as a wall display, holiday bulletin board, pasted in notebooks, the possibilities are endless.
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Key Words: description, cause & effect, sequence & order, compare & contrast, problem & solution.
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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5 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.
Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.