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Text Structure Worksheets

Text structures are ways that texts can be organized. Some common types include chronological order, cause and effect, and compare and contrast. Some paragraphs use multiple types of text structures. Some use no discernible structure. That’s why I made these worksheets.

These worksheets feature paragraphs that are clearly organized using one of these patterns of organization. Students are required to identify how the text is structured. Then, to help them focus their critical thinking skills, they are to use information from each passage in a graphic organizer. This will help them make connections between text and visual representations of text.


Identifying Text Structure 1: Read the passages. Identify the text structure. Write information from the passage into the appropriate graphic organizer. Graphic organizers are available at the top of the page. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Identifying Text Structure 2: Read the passages and put the information from each passage into an appropriate graphic organizer. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Identifying Text Structure 3 – read the following passages and determine the text structure. Then, put information from the text into the appropriate graphic organizer. Remember to focus on the main idea of each paragraph. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Identifying Text Structure 4 – read each passage and determine the text structure. Then, put information from the text into the appropriate graphic organizer. Remember to focus on the main idea of each paragraph. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Identifying Text Structure 5 – In this single-sided worksheet, students read the five passages and draw graphic organizers on a separate sheet of paper.  I hope that your students enjoy these five tornado themed passages. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Text Structure Worksheet 6 – Another single-sided worksheet where students read five passages and determine the pattern of organization.  Students write information from the passages  into the appropriate graphic organizer on the backside or a separate sheet of paper. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Text Structure 7 | The Revolutionary War Worksheet – Students will read five nonfiction passages about the American War for Independence.  Students will determine the structure of each passage and create visual representation of the text.  They will include information from the passages on their graphic organizers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Text Structure Worksheet 8 – Six passages related to smart phones to help your students master text structure. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Text Structure Worksheet 9 – Six more nonfiction passages to give students practice with identifying text structure. These passages are themed around cats. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Text Structure Worksheet 10 – Eleven nonfiction passages about fireworks. I think that this one is a little bit easier to read than some of the other ones. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Text Structure Worksheet 11 – Ten more text structure passages, this time related to computers. Students read the passages, identify the text structure, and represent the information using the appropriate graphic organizer. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Text Structure Worksheet 12 – Six passages about shoes to help your students practice and review their text structure skills. This worksheet is a little bit easier than some of the other ones. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Text Structure Worksheet 13 – Here is another text structure worksheet that’s a little bit on the easier side to help struggling readers and younger students. The questions are the same as the other text structure worksheets, but the passages contains fewer challenging vocabulary words. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 4-8
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Main Idea and Text Structure – Six nonfiction passages where students identify the main idea, represent the text structure, and come up with an appropriate title. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Main Idea and Text Structure 2 – Six more nonfiction passages where students identify and represent main ideas and text structure. This time the worksheet is themed around robots. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Main Idea and Text Structure 3 – Another single-sided worksheet with six nonfiction passages. Students determine the main idea and text structure of each passage and then come up with an appropriate title. This worksheet has an amnesia theme: each passage is related to amnesia. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 7-11
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Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 4 – More practice with main idea and text structure to keep the students sharp. This one is themed around cars and petro-culture. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 5 – Here are five exciting passages about cotton candy. Students read each passage, explain the main idea, create a graphic organizer representing the information in the text, and come up with a title representing the main idea of the passage. This assignment is a little bit easier than the other main ice and text structure activities. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9
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Main Idea and Text Structure Worksheet 6 – This worksheet contains five nonfiction passages themed around bicycles. Students will almost feel like they are out riding a bike instead of doing school work, except that they will be doing school work. This is great practice for standardized tests. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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Valentine’s Day Main Idea and Text Structure Review Worksheet – Your students will LOVE working through these six passages, expressing the main idea of each, titling them, and visually representing the text using graphic organizers. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 6-10
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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. Betty Rodriguez

     /  April 20, 2017

    This website has been very helpful for me and my students. Easy to understand, organize, straight to the point. I am so relieved about searching for worksheets. Here, we have it all!!!!
    Thank you Mr. Morton! You saved me tedious long ours of lesson plan preps!

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