This Smartboard Notebook file is a GREAT way to teach your students about text structure. Text Structure is a major component of Common Core Standards and PARCC testing, so make sure your students are prepared!
This Smart Notebook file explains what text structure is and why it is needed from both the reader's and writer's perspective. The five types of text structure this covers is: description, sequence, problem/solution, cause/effect, and compare/contrast. Each part includes an explanation and example. All five examples relate to the topic of animals to better show appropriate use of text structure.
At the end, there are 5 more samples in which your students must determine what type of text structure is used.