Identifying Nonfiction Text Structure Unit | Activities, Graphic Organisers, Posters and Task Cards
Teach the skills of identifying text structure with this reading bundle. With a range of nonfiction passages, this resource includes exemplar, guided and independent reading activities to help students to identify the five main informational text structures: compare and contrast, sequence, description, problem and solution, and cause and effect. Click here to see a preview of this resource bundle.
Additional activities, graphic organisers, task cards, posters, bookmarks, and teacher notes are also included. This resource is provided in a print version as well as Google Slides.
This Identifying Text Structure resource bundle includes the following five resources:
- Cause and Effect Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers & Posters
- Compare and Contrast Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers & Posters
- Description Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers & Posters
- Problem and Solution Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers & Posters
- Sequence Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers & Posters
- Nonfiction Text Structure Task Cards – Print and Digital
Each resource in this bundle includes:
Two exemplar activities/lessons to demonstrate how to identify the text structure
Two guided practice activities/lessons for teacher and students to identify text structure together
Four independent practice activities
Bookmarks and posters
Text structure graphic organizer
Signal words poster
A full digital set of activities – great for Google Slides or Microsoft One Drive.
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.
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 text structure.
Use visual representations of the text structure by adding key information to a graphic organiser.
Answer specific comprehension questions based around the 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.