After teaching my students the 5 main ways authors organize information separately, my students were ready to look at a variety of texts and determine that different text structures the author used. I started with this baking themed POKE set to see where my students stood when asked to put all 5 text structures together.
text structures anchor chart, add chronological to sequence.
Teach text structures with this FREE sorting activity that features 8 nonfiction passages! Ideal text structure lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes an anchor chart!
Free Text Structures Graphic Organizer
"Non-Fiction Text Structures" - Student Reference Guide
Classroom Freebies Too: "Non-Fiction Text Structures" - Student Reference Guide
Fantastic 29 Page Handout on Nonfiction Text Structures [free]
Text Structure Scavenger Hunt
*****Text Structure Scavenger Hunt******You are going to love, love, love this product! This text structure scavenger hunt can be used for any informational text. The piece asks for your students to find two text structures from the list, identify the authors purpose, analyze words, and answer questions about the text structure.*You can have your students work on this individually, pairs, as a group, and you can make it a challenge and competition!
Teach text structures with this nonfiction text structure anchor chart and FREE sorting activity! Ideal lesson for the upper elementary classroom that includes 8 free passages!
Informational Text Structures
Informational Text Structures: Description, Compare and Contrast, Order and Sequence, Problem and Solution, and Cause and Effect Anchor Chart