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Text structure is the way an author has chosen to organize the information being shared.
The five text structures for informational text are:
- cause & effect
- time order/ sequence
Anchor Chart Includes a brief description of each text structure.
Bookmarks These are a smaller version of the anchor chart. These can be helpful for students to use as they are learning to differentiate between each text structure.
Text Structure Organizer This organizer contains two pages. Students find an informational text written using the given text structure. They record the title in the gray box and then share their thinking in the right column. There is additional space at the bottom for other observations.
You can download the complete collection of free resources focused on informational text structures here Close Reading: Informational Text Structure
Assorted Graphic Organizers There is a large collection of graphic organizers to fit each of the text structures. These can be used as quick checks, exit tickets or inserts for notebooks.