Text Structure

Here's a packet of graphic organizers that deserves a place in your curriculum library. Included are descriptions of and rationale for using various paragraph organizational structures, references sheets, and nine different graphic organizers. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • For direct instruction and guided practice exercises, preselect paragraphs of informational text that utilize different organizational structures, provide class members with the appropriate graphic organizer, and have individuals fill in the worksheet
Pros

  • The illustrated reference sheets define the different text structures and list signal questions and words
  • Templates for cause and effect, description, problem solution, question and answer, and sequence graphic organizers are included
Cons

  • None