Each slide contains a "Text Feature Checklist" which an be used during the introduction phase of a reading. Students can look for the text features stated, place a check-mark by the ones they find or list the page numbers each feature is found on. This helps draw attention to the various text features the author has provided in each reading piece.
The text structure map is mean to be filled during or after a reading. Students can organize the information found in the reading passage into a text map so they can reference it later. There are text maps provided for each type of informational text passage possible, Descriptive, Sequential, Compare and Contrast, Problem and Solution and Cause and Effect.
The text structure maps can also be used a graphic organizer to begin planning a written response. Students can better plan their writing when they have all the information they would like to present clearly outlined before the writing piece.
This resource can be used for cross-curricular instruction as well. It is easy for students to understand and use in all grade-levels. The shift from reading to writing also helps create a consistency in the structure students are exposed to, so they feel more comfortable working with this work page format.