Nonfiction Text Structures Mini-Lesson


Teach nonfiction text structures in a clear and organized way with this one-stop Text Structures bundle! This robust teaching resource includes a mini-lesson, high-interest informational text passages, text structure graphic organizers, and standards-aligned question sets to help you teach text structures in an engaging way.


Students LOVE the high-quality, original passages that cover five different overall nonfiction text structures: description, sequence, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem/solution. Your students will be able to easily see how the structures are developed. Working with examples of these structures will provide excellent scaffolding for applying the framework to their own essays.

These activities are guaranteed to make teaching nonfiction structures engaging and fun without sacrificing the standards.

What’s Included?

  • Editable Mini-Lesson
  • Text Structure Anchor Charts
  • Five Original Nonfiction Text Passages (One Per Structure)
  • Text Structure Graphic Organizers
  • Reading Comprehension Question Sets
  • Answer Keys

Nonfiction Text Passage Topics:

  • The History of Candy (Description)
  • How Gummy Candy is Made (Chronological/Sequence/List)
  • Candy: Sweet and Sour (Compare/Contrast)
  • How Much Sugar is Too Much? (Cause/Effect)
  • Expensive Taste (Problem/Solution)

This complete resource will guide your students through the process of identifying informational text structures from start to finish. The slideshow, posters, and graphic organizers can be used again and again with different nonfiction texts. What’s more? All the planning and preparing is done for you, so you can do the critical work: providing feedback and assistance to kids!

Author’s Note: Multisensory learning has such a positive impact on neural activity in the brain! You might think about providing each group with a couple of sugary items mentioned in the text. Not much, but enough for them to suck on & experience while reading!

✎ For extra teaching ideas, click here to read my full blog post on using nonfiction text structures in your classroom!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emily said, “Really needed something to get them thinking about how nonfiction text has text structures and how to use them to comprehend text. Thank you!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nikki said, “I absolutely love these. Great set of graphic organizers.”


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