Looking for a way to make teaching informational text structures both easy and fun? This unit includes both print and digital versions and has everything you need!
You can easily scaffold learning by using the labeled teaching pages as whole class ready-to-go lessons. Then give students one of the unlabeled passages with comprehension questions each day to reinforce the concepts either in pairs or for independent work. Next, add some task cards (32 of them) for a whole class game day, for centers, or as a reading partner activity.
Want some more reviews for your students? There is also a flipbook, graphic organizers, posters, writing activities, foldables, and more! So many materials make it easy to save some for a spiral review or even for test prep when you need it!
It includes: print and digital versions
5 Teaching Passages:
Order and Sequence: The History of Marbles
Compare and Contrast: Owls and Hawks
Cause and Effect: Too Much Trash
Problem and Solution: Tigers
5 Passages with Comprehension Questions (no text structure labels):
Description: Naked Mole Rats
Order and Sequence: Florence Nightingale
Compare and Contrast: Giant Sea Stars and Giant Clams
Cause and Effect: Giant Pandas
Problem and Solution: Cane Toads
32 Task Cards
2 Anchor Charts
7 Graphic Organizers
6 Foldables (One for all the text structures and one for each of the 5 text structures)
Key Questions Handout
Mentor Text Book List
5 Writing Pages for Text Structure Paragraphs
Real-Life Examples of Text Structures Matching Page
Scavenger Hunt for Text Structures Record Sheet
Teacher Notes PDF with LINKS
Why you’ll love this resource:
- There are a variety of formats, including posters, teaching passages, a flipbook, independent passages, task cards, a mentor text list, graphic organizers, writing pages, and more!
- It includes teaching passages for each of the text structures that will help guide your students through each one!
- The flipbook has a page for each text structure, which is a great follow-up to the teaching pages!
- Each text structure has a passage for independent work, but the passage is not labeled, allowing students to identify the text structure on their own.
- The informational text structure posters are a great visual reference for your students and allow them to identify text structures of passages you read as a class, allowing you to spiral learning!
- The task cards are lots of fun and are a great review of text structure concepts!
- It may be used in a number of ways from reading lessons to independent work, literacy centers, exit slips, homework, whole-class games, test prep, and more!!!
Need another grade?
Informational Text Structures for 4th/5th Grades
If you’re looking for more Informational Text Structures practice, I have created a simple reading sort which may be used for centers, whole class, or for one on one:
Informational Text Structures Sort
Thanks so much!
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