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Text Structures Task Cards

Grade Levels
4th - 7th
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23 pages
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These task cards provide an overview of text structures - identifying, working with, and understanding five main structures. The tasks include identifying the text structure in a passage, writing sentences with a particular text structure, using a graphic organizer to illustrate a specific structure, defining text structures, and listing examples.

NOTE: For a digital version with one task card per slide, and ready for students use with text boxes, etc for their answers on Google slides, see Text Structures Task Cards Digital Resource. This PDF version is also included with the digital resource.

Answer types on the cards include:

Short Answer


Multiple Choice

Completing Graphic Organizers

See the preview for more sample cards.

These task cards are designed specifically for middle school and upper elementary kids. The cards are large – two cards per page and have more content per card than many of the smaller task cards – perfect for older kids who can handle more than one quick question per card.

Included with this set is a blank answer sheet for students to fill in their answers.

Each card provides a short assignment that is a great length for centers, partner work, independent work, or class games like Footloose and Scoot, and the variety of cards makes it easy to differentiate for students of different abilities or students who work at different rates. Also included in this set is a list of suggestions for ways to use task cards and a list of suggestions for easy differentiation with task cards.

Providing practice in the use of text structures is a great way to help students develop their reading comprehension skills, and these task cards support a number of the standards for Reading: Literature and Reading: Informational Text.

See sets on each individual text structure here.

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Total Pages
23 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 hours
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.


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