By popular demand: Here is version 2 of Text Structure Cards for Games, Practice, Literacy Centers and More
This version is the same, only with all new passages!
This is a set of cards with 35 different ideas an author may want to write about. Students are challenged to decide which text structure would best organize the information.
Each card begins with "You are the author and you want to..." , followed by a short sentence such as "Explain how protecting our waters from human trash can help the issues dolphins face when they ingest debris." Students are challenged to choose which text structure would best organize that particular information. This would be a great follow up to the Text Structure Explained Interactive Powerpoint Lesson
in my store. They can be used in a variety of ways.
Included in this set is:
35 Text Structure cards (The theme is endangered animals)
Colorful student directions for using these cards as a game
Colorful student directions for use in a literacy center for sorting
Colorful sorting Mat
2 answer keys for student use
I have used these cards in my classroom in several ways. More detailed directions are included in the download as well as in the preview.
1. Use with blank game boards. (I have free game boards available in my TpT store.) At the beginning of each turn, the student must draw a card and identify the text structure correctly. If the student is correct, he/she gets to roll the dice/spinner and move his/her pawn.
2. Use as a competitive game with partners or small groups. Each student who draws a card and correctly identifies the text structure keeps the card. The winner is the student who collects the most cards. You can throw in a few "Gotcha" cards if you like. When a Gotcha card is drawn, the student loses all his collected cards.
3. Use as a literacy center for students to use independently with a sorting mat. Use the answer key to self check.
4. I’ve included a student worksheet to use as a center or independent activity. Students will use the cards to identify which text structure would best organize the information.
5. Use the cards in a game of “Scoot”. Place a card at each desk. Give each student a recording sheet. They “scoot” around the room in a given pattern and record the answers on their sheet. Great for times when students need a movement activity.
I’m sure you will find many creative uses for these cards. These are a just few I’ve used in my classroom. I would love to hear your ideas as well. Please leave a comment about your ideas on the feedback section of my TpT store.
**Please check out the preview before purchasing. I've listed this as a possible activity for 3rd grade, but some of the content may be a little difficult for this level.