This unit is everything you need to teach and assess your students on text structure! This skill can be difficult for kids, and this guide perfectly scaffolds your students through guided practice, and into independent analysis of grade-level text.
I created this guide to coincide with my fun and creativity activity on interactive, DIY autobiographies. The pages in the student-made autobiography book match a form of text structure from this guide. I have my autobiography guide in my TPT store. I do the mini-lesson on text structure from this guide, then follow-up with the matching activity from the autobiography book. It really helps students understand text structure as they incorporate it into their own autobiographical writing. You can find my DIY Interactive Autobiography activity by clicking HERE
Of course, you can strictly use this nonfiction text structure guide as a stand-alone unit. But I know we are all pressed for time, so strategically and creatively incorporating and integrating necessary standards is a must! With these two guides, I knock out autobiographies and text structure in ONE WEEK! There is a detailed teacher guide in the autobiography bundle that describes how I incorporate and integrate the lessons from each guide.
Included in the nonfiction text structures guide:
*5 days of mini-lessons
*5 mini-posters for each type of text structure (chronological order, description, cause/effect, compare/contrast, problem/solution)
*Pages & directions (with pictures) to create a flapbook for recording elements, graphic organizers, key words, and genres of each text structure
*Text Structure chart to record elements, graphic organizers, key words, and genres of each text structure
*5 passages to use as guided practice (one for each type of text structure)
*Chart to record text structure and evidence for each of the 5 passages
*Graphic Organizer for recording text structure features for each of the 5 passages
*Answer keys for all charts and graphic organizers
*Differentiated text structure activity menu with reading, writing, and word work activities
*Rubric for scoring text structure activity menu
*20 task cards with mini-passages on each text structure (4 of each type)
*Answer sheet and key for task cards
Over 40 pages of goodies are included to guide you through teaching, and your students through learning, the in's and out's of text structure. Check out the preview to see more of what's in the guide.
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