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Students learn the four common text structures: Compare/Contrast, Description, Cause/Effect, and Problem/ Solution in this Common-Core aligned lesson
First, the definition of text structure- and the difference between it and text features is discussed. This is commonly confused.
Once students are shown several examples, they will practice identifying original paragraphs (created by me) and writing in a text structure format. Students will write their own paragraph using a structure of their choosing. Others will guess which structure they used. Lastly, students will pair up to summarize the lesson.
This product includes the PowerPoint, an EATS lesson plan, graphic organizer, worksheet and answer key.
Students will learn: What clues can I use to determine the text structure of a written piece? and
How do text features and structures help the reader understand what they are reading?
Common Core Standards: RI.7.5. Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
RI. 6.5 RI. 8.5 RI. 9-10.5
This lesson is quite rigorous. If your class needs a simplified version, please purchase "4, 5, 6 Text Structure PowerPoint (Simplified Version) which is geared to a younger learner.
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