Teaching Text Structure

By Reading Rockets Last updated 2024/05/27
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In this overview from Reading Rockets on teaching text structure, you’ll learn about the 5 most common text structures (narrative, descriptive, expository, procedural/instructional, and argumentative/persuasive) and their features and how to help students learn to identify and use text structures in their reading and writing. The article also provides downloadable printables that can be used as anchor and reference charts for teachers and students.

Curriculum Connection

C1. Knowledge about Texts
This webpage supports the teaching of 5 most common text structures including their different attributes.  
Grade(s): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Topic(s): Comprehension

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  1. This is a very valuable article – one of the reasons that students experience difficulty reading is due to difficulty understanding text structures. So essential.

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