Description Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers and Posters

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This Identifying Text Structure resource has been designed to teach the skills of identifying the Description text structure. The activities assist teachers to teach text structure in a step-by-step way.
This resource is provided in a print version as well as Google Slides. Both US and British spelling are included.
This Identifying Text Structure: Description includes:
  • Two exemplar activities to demonstrate how to identify the Description text structure
  • Two guided practice activities for teacher and students to identify text structure together
  • Four independent practice activities
  • Bookmarks and posters
  • Description graphic organiser
  • Description signal words poster
We have used research-based best practice for how to teach text structure. In this resource, students will be required to
  • Search and highlight the signal words (key words) that are critical for the Description text structure.
  • Use visual representations of the text structure by adding key information to a graphic organiser.
  • Answer specific comprehension questions based around the Description text structure.
This resource is set out using the gradual release of responsibility model (I do, we do, you do).
  • The Exemplar section (I do) of this resource is designed to be taught by the teacher, working through the exemplar pages and following the process as laid out.
  • The Guided Practice section (We do) provides opportunities for the teacher and students to work through the process together.
  • The Independent Practice sections (You do) provide activities for students to practice the skill of identifying text structure independently.
Why teach students how to identify nonfiction text structures?
Readers who can identify the structure of a text are better able to locate the information they need for successful comprehension. Simply put, by teaching your students how to identify text structure, you are giving them a great tool to help them to make meaning out of a text.

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