Types of Text Teacher Resources

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In this different types of text activity, students review, brainstorm and analyze what a persuasive text is and what an instructive text is. Students then answer what type of text ten examples are as shown.
What type of writing is this? Learners read a brief introduction to various types of text: instructions, explanations, poems, folk tales, novels, informative, and arguments. The introduction doesn't explain these, so consider going over them first. Pupils read 10 sentence fragments to determine which type is represented by each. They choose one of the fiction extracts and expand upon it in a finished paragraph. Consider using this idea as a creative writing prompt: scholars close their eyes and point to a sentence in a book which they use as their first sentence.
A simple activity for young readers, this introduces the idea of author purpose. Learners analyze various types of texts (newspaper articles, magazines, books, advertisements, etc.) and determine if the author's purpose for writing was to inform, persuade, or entertain the reader. In the end, pupils will be assessed on their ability to identify the main purpose of various texts with a matching game.
In this different types of text learning exercise, learners in pairs write a description of a picture and read it to the group to see if they can guess what's on the card.
Second graders use a double bubble thinking map to compare newspapers and magazines. They browse through magazines and newspapers to identify characteristics of each type of text and find 5 features for each type of text. They share their maps.
Fifth graders recognize and distinguish between different types of text. After a discussion of the various types of text, small groups compete in a relay race game demonstrating their knowledge of the text. Correct choices earn points, while incorrect choices recieve a short block of instruction as to why the answer was incorrect.
Young readers identify the purposes and types of text, such as literature or information, before reading. They preview the text formats like title, headings, chapters, and table of contents. Additionally, they will learn about root words, vocabulary, and how to analyze text types. Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat will be the focus of this activity.
In this text analysis worksheet, students examine different types of texts and identify each one by matching them from a list. Students determine what each text communicates and for whom.
Shift your instruction from teacher-centered to student-centered, which requires learners to do the heavy lifting.
ESL students use the graphic organizers to record different phrases of speech with an emphasis upon the use of slang.
In this board game learning exercise, students design their own board game by typing text into the boxes. Students type text into 62 boxes total.
Seventh graders identify parts of the setting in various types of text and explain the setting's importance to the text. They complete a pre-test for the topic, and complete a worksheet of setting questions for a text. Working in groups to discuss the questions, they design a setting graphic organizer and take a post-assessment test.
Fifth graders study different types of text found in a newspapers. They examine examples of specific items found in a newspaper and read charts and graphs found in newspapers. They read a variety of texts and choose to read newspapers for pleasure during library visits.
Students read and investigate the life a person who wants to be a prince.  in this Abd al-Rahmen Ibrahima lesson, students recognize the character traits that effected the would be prince's life.
Learners create a thematic booklet containing examples of different types of expository text structures. They explore a variety of expository text structures.
Eighth graders investigate a cell phone plan. For this math lesson, 8th graders discuss what the best way is to stay below a plans limit. They analyze the allotted minutes and budget how it should be distributed over the month.  
Fifth graders discover the difference between myths, legends, and folk tales. They summarize legends. They work together to dramatize legends and then create their own legend using the writing process. Handouts and worksheets are included.
Seventh graders identify parts of the setting that occur in different types of text and explain the setting's importance to the text. Eventually they illustrate their comprehension of the literary concept through completion of a project.
Learn all about animal adaptations with the reading How Do Animals Adapt? by Crabtree Publications. Tricky vocabulary words are highlighted, and there's a list of reading activities to increase comprehension. This plan spans three days. 
In this literacy worksheet, students solve the reading problems with the tables of information given for each of the eight questions.