Text Structures PowerPoint with Signal Words

Deb Hanson
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This nonfiction text structure bundle is designed to teach third grade students about the FIVE types of informational text structures in a way that will keep them engaged. It includes 35 nonfiction passages. It addresses the following five text structures:→ Sequence→ Compare and Contrast→ Cause and
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This informational text structures PowerPoint is perfect for introducing five common nonfiction text structures to your students. It includes ten nonfiction passages: five related to the Earth and five related to popcorn!

It addresses the following five text structures:

→ Sequence

→ Compare and Contrast

→ Cause and Effect

→ Problem and Solution

→ Description

Slides 1-4: Introduction to Text Structures

Slides 5-10: Description

Each text structure follows this format:

  • Slide 5: A guiding question (Is this piece of writing describing something?) and graphic organizer
  • Slide 6: Earth passage
  • Slide 7: A completed graphic organizer that shows how the passage matches the text structure
  • Slide 8: A list of description signal words
  • Slides 9- 10: Return to the passage and highlight any signal words that were used.

Slides 11-15: Sequence

Slides 16-20: Compare and Contrast

Slides 21-29: Cause and Effect

Slides 30-36: Problem and Solution

Slide 37: Review of the Five Guiding Questions

Slide 38-53: Five Practice Passages (All five passages are related to popcorn. Students read the passage and identify the text structure. Then, they check their answer by answering the guiding question that accompanies the text structure they chose.)

Check out the PREVIEW!

***A PowerPoint companion handout is also included in this file. Students can follow along and record answers on this handout as you progress through the PowerPoint! The companion handout is available in both printable format or digital format. The digital version is compatible with Google Slides.**

Also, you DO have my permission to convert this PowerPoint to a Google Slides format to share with your students.

These are some of the other nonfiction text structure products in my store.

Nonfiction Text Structure FLIPBOOK

Nonfiction Text Structure Assessment or Practice Worksheet

Nonfiction Text Structure Worksheets: Peanuts and Whales

Nonfiction Text Structure Craftivity (featuring 20 passages!!)

Nonfiction Text Structure Task Cards (32 cards)

Informational Text Structure Worksheet Packet (including graphic organizers!)

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48 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).


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