Implementing the Text Structure Strategy in Your Classroom

By Kausalai (Kay) Wijekumar & Andrea L. Beerwinkle, Reading Rockets Last updated 2024/05/27
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In this Reading Rockets article, you will learn how to implement a research-based strategy to improve reading comprehension by focusing on text structures. The authors use the Text Structure Strategy (TSS) to explore the text structures of comparison, cause and effect, problem and solution, sequence, and description and how hierarchical text structures are usually a combination of a few of these. This article also includes video explanations of text structures.

Curriculum Connection

C1. Knowledge about Texts C2. Comprehension Strategies
This article and videos support the teaching of text structures and includes instructional strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. 
Grade(s): 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Comprehension

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  1. This is GOLD! I have used this strategy before and always deeply appreciate this article. New and deeper insights and ideas always come out of this. I love the posters!

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