Identifying Nonfiction Text Structure Unit | Activities, Graphic Organisers, Posters and Task Cards

Cause and Effect Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers and Posters

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Compare and Contrast Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers and Posters

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Description Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers and Posters

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Problem and Solution Text Structure Passages, Graphic Organisers and Posters

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Nonfiction Text Structure Task Cards

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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:
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.

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