Informational Text Structures for 4th and 5th Grades Print and Digital

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This Informational Text Structures unit comes in print and digital and has everything you need to teach five text structure types (Description, Order and Sequence, Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, and Problem and Solution) in an engaging way!


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Looking for a way to make teaching informational text structures both easy and fun? This unit has everything you need and includes print and digital versions to give you greater flexibility!!


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. Perfect for paired practice or 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 contains: Print and Digital Versions
5 Teaching Passages with Questions
Description: Bull Sharks
Order and Sequence: How Pluto Was Named
Compare and Contrast: House Cats and Bobcats
Cause and Effect: Plastic
Problem and Solution: Sea Turtles

5 Passages with Comprehension Questions (with no text structure labels)
Description: Mountain Gorillas
Order and Sequence: Sally Ride (the first American female astronaut)
Compare and Contrast: Starfish and Sand Dollars
Cause and Effect: Leatherback Turtles (endangered species)
Problem and Solution: The First Moon Mission

Teacher Notes with links to download the Google Slides™ and Google Forms™
32 Task Cards
6 Foldables (One for all of the text structures and a separate one for each of the 5 text structures)
A Flip Book
Key Question Handout for Teachers for Each Text Structure
Mentor Text Book List
Informational Text Structure Chart Handout
5 Writing Pages for Text Structure Paragraphs
6 Posters
Venn Diagram for Compare and Contrast
Create a Graphic Organizer
One Topic, Five Structures
Real-Life Examples of Text Structures Matching Page
Scavenger Hunt for Text Structures Record Sheet


SAVE MORE and GET MORE with the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!!! (Click Here) It has 10 key reading units that cover many 4th and 5th reading standards!


Here are the units included in the Reading Bundle for 4th and 5th Grade!
Main Idea
Characters, Settings, and Events: Story Elements
Compare and Contrast
Elements of Poetry, Drama, and Prose
Text Evidence
Inferences Using Informational Text
Inferences Using Literature
Cause and Effect
Informational Text Structures


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!
  • The digital version helps you go paperless and is great for the classroom or for homeschool!
  • It includes teaching passages for each of the text structures to give you ready-to-use lesson plans!
  • 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 whole-class lessons to small groups, independent work, reading centers, exit slips, homework, whole-class games, test prep, and more!!!


Need 3rd Grade?
Informational Text Structures for 3rd Grade


If you’re looking for more Informational Text Structures practice, this is one of the reading games for text structures. It may be used for centers, whole class, or for one on one:
Informational Text Structures Sort



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