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Identifying Text Structure
Work on identifying text structure with this thorough worksheet. After studying a diagram depicting six different text structures (compare/contrast, spatial, chronological, problem and solution, cause and effect, and order of importance/sequence), middle schoolers read 11 passages, determine the text structure, and put the text into the appropriate graphic organizer.
8th - 10th Language Arts 242 Views 1165 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Helping Students Understand Text Structures: Informational Problem/solution
What does a text say? What does it do? Good readers use these questions to help them understand the structure of a problem/solution text. Model this approach by putting a copy of the included article on an overhead (or interactive white board).
10th Language Arts 64 Views 248 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Text Structure Booklet
Middle schoolers work on comparing and contrasting different text structures with this project. First, they study an example of a sample page in a booklet, which they go on to use as a model. They complete a booklet with text structure, terms, and definitions.
5th - 8th Language Arts 97 Views 621 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Explore text structure in a nonfiction guided reading lesson where readers, over a period of five days, examine the book Mount Everest. Individuals mark examples of nonfiction text structures with Post-it notes, define important vocabulary, take notes on the material, and share how a particular nonfiction text feature helped them to comprehend the text.
7th - 9th Science 22 Views 187 Downloads
Compare and Contrast/Text Structure
Young readers go through a brief passage about a brother and a sister to practice comparing and contrasting. After they read the story, they respond to five multiple choice questions that require them to compare and contrast and analyze text structure.
4th - 6th Language Arts 94 Views 1191 Downloads
Teach Text Structure for Nonfiction
Students gain a strong foundation for reading, writing, and using nonfiction through this lesson. They gain an awareness and general understanding what text structures are. Students also identify and interpret what clues they can use to identify the text structure of a piece of writing.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 54 Views 228 Downloads
Compare and contrast two pieces of literature with this lesson plan. With the use of a Venn diagram, pupils make connections between literature and real-life situations. They practice skills of surveying a text looking for important details, as well as comparing two different text structures.
8th - 12th Language Arts 16 Views 229 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teach Text Structure for Nonfiction
Students learn the five text structures. In this reading and writing instructional activity, students learn what text structures are and what clues to use to identify them. Students read Stopping a Toppling Tower and identify the text structure.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 46 Views 118 Downloads
Text Structure: Organizational Patterns
Explore plot structure by analyzing text samples with writers. They define terms such as problem and solution, cause and effect, and story arc. They also identify the sequences used in modern stories by reading samples and determining their structure.
4th - 8th Language Arts 51 Views 285 Downloads
Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks down each Common Core standard addressed by tasks or questions the children will complete or be able to answer.
K Social Studies & History 242 Views 227 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Biographies: Reading Strategies and Sequencing
Middle schoolers study the text structure of a biography with this worksheet. They practice comprehension strategies through reading breaks and discussion, and apply comprehension in group work. Use this lesson to compare and contrast the text structure of a biography and another written work.
7th - 8th Language Arts 15 Views 91 Downloads
Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the Bullet?
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 8 Views 128 Downloads
What kinds of text structures do your middle schoolers see in your class? Identify three misconceptions they have about poetry with this lesson. Using the Internet, they gather information on a historical person of their choice. They use the information to write a bio-poem (a poem about themselves!
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 42 Downloads
Introducing the Memo
Examine the text structure of a memo with this worksheet. Eighth to twelfth graders decide if the purpose of a memo is to motivate an action or to provide information to the reader. They explore new vocabulary and make predictions prior to reading.
11th - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 7 Views 47 Downloads
Explore text structure with a focus on the glossary feature in informational texts. Learners read a brief introduction before examining a glossary from a text about plants. They reference it while completing four comprehension questions. Ask them what they notice about the order of words in the glossary, then have learners check off other texts that are often in alphabetical order.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 35 Views 187 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Getting Ready to Learn About Human Rights: Close Reading of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Introduce young readers to informational texts with a well-designed, ready-to-use, and Common Core-aligned unit. Young readers will learn a variety of skills while studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). As the first instructional activity in this unit, the primary focus of the instructional activity is learning to use the norms of class discussion as well as close reading practices.
5th - 8th Language Arts 236 Views 512 Downloads CCSS: Designed