This text analysis mat is a guide that students can use as a guide in analyzing texts. The mat helps students identify what they should look for in analyzing texts (structure, author's purpose, style, and tone). Can be used as a mat to place on students' desks or can be printed as a poster. Also includes mat/poster with definitions and an additional completed example using "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" as an example. Product can also be used as a worksheet as students are reading both fiction and nonfiction texts.