Nonfiction Text Structure passage with examples of 5 different text structures and optional QR codes for self-checking! Text structure is much easier to understand when students learn it in the context of an article that includes all types text organization.
This text structure passage includes text for teaching chronological order (sequence), cause and effect, posing and answering a question (question and answer), main idea and details, and comparison and contrast (similarities and differences).
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This 1 page non-fiction article about pandas includes 5 paragraphs showcasing different text structures in context. Students underline text structure clues throughout the passage and determine the text structure of each of the 5 sections. The labeled answer key also works great as a text structure reference poster.
*NEW QR code option! I added a copy of this passage that includes QR codes that link to show which type of text structure each section of the article uses. Laminate this passage and place at a reading center. Students underline clues about the text structure using a dry erase marker, then self-check their work using a QR code reader. (Any free QR code reader will work on an iPad or Smartphone.) OR, send the article home for homework practice and have students check their answers using a parent's device!
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