This interactive Smartboard lesson helps students understand how different texts are organized and see identifiable patterns in written texts. They include: sequence, cause and effect, problem and solution, description, and compare and contrast texts. Using a graphic organizer, first students can see and take notes on the text organization between fiction and nonfiction texts. Since signal words are important when identifying the structure of a text, an interactive slide helps students identify common signal words used (they can copy these down as notes). Another interactive slide shows graphic organizers to use that accompany each type of text structure (again students can then copy organizer down to accompany notes). Finally, passages are given where students must identify the structure of the text (interactive with multiple choice responses). This is a perfect lesson to introduce text structure or review before state mandated testing.