My students love learning about text organization with this small group game which includes example passages arranged by main idea & details, comparison & contrast (or similarities & differences), chronological order (or sequence), cause & effect, posing & answering a question (or problem & solution). This editable activity also includes graphic organizers and examples of key clue words to help students determine the text structure!
***This is part of my DISCOUNTED Text Structure Bundle with 9 activities.***
Check it out for everything you'll need to teach the organization of passages!
This text structure activity is a Word document, so feel free to edit for your personal use after purchasing. (I know I have specific language that I use in my classroom to teach the Common Core Standards, and I’m sure you do too. I hope this will allow you make the products a perfect fit for your needs.) I've also included a PDF. Your choice!
Currently includes graphic organizers, clue words, and example passages for:
Chronological order / sequence
Cause and effect
Posing and answering a question (OR Problem & Solution - 2 versions included)
Main idea and details
Comparison and contrast / similarities and differences.
Includes 15 “I Have, Who Has” Game Cards with answer key (ideal for small group work). NEW FEATURE: The card number is written in large font on the back of each card, so when students hold them, the teacher can easily determine which student has the next card. (This is especially helpful when a student doesn't realize they are holding the match. Using the large numbers, the teacher can discretely assist that student.) #nudgenudge ;)
Differentiate this game by giving students more or fewer cards. The more cards a student has, the more challenging the game.
Check out my related Text Structure resources!
BUNDLE of 9 Text Structure Activities
Text Structure Passage (with & without self-checking QR codes)
I Have Who Has Game
Task Cards with self-checking QR codes
Task Cards with Labeled Photos
Study Guide with QR Codes
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