teaching resource

Text Structures Sorting Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

A set of 24 text structure cards to use in a sorting or scoot activity.

This resource is a great way for students to practice identifying text structures based on their characteristics.

Print out the resource on cardstock and cut out the cards on the dotted lines. Store in a resealable bag to be used again and again. This resource can be used as a sorting activity for your students in a reading center or it can be used as a scoot activity if you are looking for a whole-class activity for your students. For a scoot, simply hang the cards around your classroom and have students rotate through the cards, identifying each text structure. Either way you play, your students are sure to get plenty of practice identifying text structures.

The types of text structure used in this resource include:

  • Compare and Contrast
  • Problem and Solution
  • Cause and Effect
  • Sequence
  • Description.

An answer key is included in the download. Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google slides version.

This resource was created by Meagan Lee, a teacher from Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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