This set of graphic organizers can be used with fiction & non-fiction texts. It's important for students to be able to recognize the structures of a text from a reader and writers point of view. The chart I created has been very useful for my students when we discuss or try to identify the structure of a passage we read. I believe if students can better identify the structures that a text follows, then their comprehension of that text will also improve. Once we can identify how a text is organized we can also identify the main idea and author's purpose for writing it.
If we switch to writing mode, we can use these graphic organizers to help students see the purpose of their own writing when deciding how to get started on a writing piece.
Using a plastic cover sheet to hold sets of these graphic organizers makes them readily available (even when you weren't planning to talk about text structure it can come up alot!) & they are reusable.
7 Graphic Organizers Included to use with these text structures:
1. Chronological Order/Sequence
6. Most Important to Least