This file contains TWO quizzes, each with fourteen passages, a twelve-passage text-structure sort activity, and a graphic organizer. Students read the passages and then determine which text structure the author used: description, compare and contrast, problem and solution, cause and effect, and chronological/sequence.
The passages are non-fiction and cover a variety of topics, including polio, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Italy, diamonds, kudzu, debt, palm trees, Andy Griffith, the rock cycle, rubies and sapphires, North Carolina’s Outer Banks, orcas and great white sharks, the HMHS Britannic, and light bulbs.
Both quizzes contain separate multiple-choice answer sheets where students can bubble their responses. This makes grading very fast.
In addition, this file includes a copy of my text structure graphic organizer. Students can paste this into an ELA notebook or use it on classwork and/or tests to help them decide which structure the author used.
-Created by Mac Daniel