Provide students with text structure practice using these anchor charts and organizers.
This text structure practice set will help your students review and identify text structures.
This is another free resource for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.
What are text structures?
Text structure refers to the way that an author organizes and presents information in a written work. There are five common text structures that authors use, and they are:
- Time order or sequence: This text structure presents events in the order they occurred. It is often used in narratives or biographies, where the author wants to tell a story from beginning to end. It can also be used in procedural writing, where the steps of a process are listed in the order they should be completed.
- Cause and effect: In this text structure, the author presents an action and then explains the consequences that result from it. This structure is often used in scientific or historical writing, where the author is trying to explain why something happened and what the outcomes were.
- Compare and contrast: This structure is used when the author wants to highlight the similarities and differences between two or more things. It is often used in literature, where the author wants to compare and contrast two characters or two settings. It can also be used in informational writing, where the author wants to compare and contrast two different concepts.
- Problem and solution: This text structure presents a problem and then offers one or more solutions to that problem. It is often used in persuasive writing, where the author wants to convince the reader to take a particular action or support a particular cause.
- Descriptive: This structure is used when the author wants to paint a picture with words. It is often used in creative writing, where the author is trying to describe a scene, character, or object in vivid detail. It can also be used in informational writing, where the author wants to provide a clear and detailed description of a topic.
Text structure practice
These free pages will provide your students with help learning about the different text structures.
You will find:
- Anchor charts – one in black and white and one in color
- Text structure searches – one for any books or articles and one designed for Newsela articles
- Name the text structure page
- Text structure sorts – one contains examples from ancient Rome so that you can loop it into your social studies practice
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Wednesday 29th of March 2023
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