Text Structure Lesson

Are you looking for a PowerPoint presentation about text structure and patterns of organization? Look no further. Here is an interactive lesson on text structure to help students understand this crucial reading skill:

Text Structure Lesson: PowerPoint slide show about text structure including cause and effect, sequence, chronological, problem and solution, and compare and contrast with a ten question practice activity.
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Common Core State Standards Related to Text Structure

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 – Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

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ELA Standards: Informational Texts

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 – Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5 – Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5 – Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.5 – Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.5 – Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.5 – Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.

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  1. mrs.herron

     /  December 8, 2017

    great questions love using the worksheets for my students

  2. jon

     /  December 8, 2017

    this is great

  3. Medisca

     /  March 14, 2017

    That’s great… thank you 🙂

  4. Mrs. Henry

     /  October 1, 2015

    I love this! Your cite as such useful, and valuable material. Thanks!

  5. Peach

     /  January 13, 2013

    Love the powerpoint! My students will enojy this. Thanks!

  6. Diablo

     /  December 19, 2012

    Thanks a lot ! im a 7th grade student ! i just moved in to a new english shcool. but my old shcool was french so im quite a beginner ! im having a gep (genaral education packet) to turn in ! thx a lot 🙂

  7. puruhitosari

     /  December 7, 2012

    Why didn’t i find this site before…..

  8. Mrs. Capouch

     /  March 27, 2011

    This PP is fantastic! I am a Student Teacher preparing a review lesson on text structure for a group of 7th graders, and this is exactly what I needed! The students did not perform well on text structure questions on our latest benchmark, so we are reviewing before our state tests in April. A perfect short lesson to keep it fresh on their brains. Thanks!


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