Do you have a range of readers in your 4th/5th grade classroom? Do you need differentiated reading activities that are not passages or worksheets? This differentiated reading resource includes 24 task cards for identifying informational text structures.
This set of informational text structure task cards is differentiated in two ways: with leveled texts and differentiated directions. Note: The Google Forms are only multiple choice and not differentiated by directions (only by text level).
The texts are included at The first set, with the green outline, is written at a 4th/5th grade reading level based on lexile ranges. The second set, with the red outline, is written at a 2nd/3rd grade reading level.
- Green Outline – 4th and 5th Grade Reading Level
- Red Outline – 2nd and 3rd Grade Reading Levels
**Due to copyright and TOU, lexile ranges are not listed.
The directions and recording sheets are differentiated.
- Version A: The students identify the text structure only.
- Version B: The students identify the text structure and provide textual evidence.
- Version C: The students identify the text structure and provide two types of textual evidence (For example: I know that the text structure is compare and contrast because the text is comparing bats and birds. Also, the text uses signal words such as similar and differences to help me identify the text structure).
***Mix and match the directions and the levels of text to best meet the needs of your readers.
This resource now includes Google Form Access for digital learning. See page 3 of the PDF for the details and links.
There are FOUR forms in all. Each set (Set A – 4th/5th Grade and Set B – 2nd/3rd Grade) are divided further into A and B sets (each with 12 questions). This will allow you to use these task cards for two assignments and not bombard your students with too many questions at once.
The google forms are set to be self-grading and allow for immediate student feedback. Feel free to change the settings to meet your needs after copying the forms to you drive.
The possibilities for use of these informational text structures task cards are numerous. Here are a few ideas:
- Literacy Stations
- Differentiated Reading Centers
- Small Group Reading Instruction
- Around the Room Reading Review
- SCOOT Review
- Independent Practice
Need more resources for text structures?
- Text Structures Supplemental Pack (pairs well with these task cards.)
- Text Structure Reading Centers
- Text Structure Reading Puzzles.
- Text Structure Reading Spinner Centers.
- Text Structure Flipbook
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