This file contains TWO quizzes, each with fourteen passages, a twelve-passage text-structure sort activity, and a graphic organizer. Students read the passages and then determine which text structure the author used: description, compare and contrast, problem and solution, cause and effect, and chronological/sequence.
Teachers can introduce text structure with the sort activity and then use one of the quizzes to assess student progress. The second quiz could be used for reteaching, reassessing, or even as pre-/post-assessments.
The passages are non-fiction and cover a variety of topics, including polio, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Italy, diamonds, kudzu, debt, palm trees, Andy Griffith, the rock cycle, rubies and sapphires, North Carolina’s Outer Banks, orcas and great white sharks, the HMHS Britannic, and light bulbs.
Both quizzes contain separate multiple-choice answer sheets where students can bubble their responses. This makes grading very fast.
In addition, this file includes THREE copies of my text structure graphic organizer: a half sheet size, a full sheet landscape size, and a full sheet portrait size. Full-size copies of each type are included as well. Students can paste these into an ELA notebook, hole punch to keep in a binder, and/or use with classwork and/or tests to help them decide which structure the author used.
-Created by Mac Daniel