Teaching compare and contrast nonfiction text structure doesn’t have to be overwhelming. This reading comprehension unit includes high-interest leveled passages, graphic organizers, keyword analyses, text-dependent reading response questions, and assessments. You will have everything you need to teach, reinforce, and assess compare-and-contrast text structure.
All components listed below are provided in print and digital versions.
3 Leveled Passages: High-interest and professionally written. Include nonfiction text features (Images, Diagrams, Infographics, Graphs, Charts, Illustrations, Tables, Maps, Captions, and Keywords)
3 Graphic Organizers: Graphic organizers that are customized for each passage. Provide a visual representation of the text structure and passage, which helps with reading comprehension and writing skills.
3 Keyword Analyses: Students will find the specific cause-and-effect keywords and analyze how they are used in the articles. Keywords Analyses deepen student understanding of nonfiction text structures and help them build expository writing skills.
3 Reading Responses: 10 short-answer reading response questions for each passage. These text-dependent questions can be used for, Closed Reading, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Independent Work, Writing/Journal Prompts
3 Assessments: Each passage comes with a 10-question multiple-choice assessment. Teachers can use these assessments at the end of each unit to direct further instruction.
What grade level is this resource designed for?
The passages in this resource are leveled between 880-1010 Lexile. This Lexile range typically aligns with fifth-grade students reading near grade level. Teachers can use this resource with students in other grades if the Lexile level is appropriate. There are no grade-level labels or indicators on the student pages of this resource.
Other Fifth-Grade Nonfiction Text Structure Units:
- Cause and Effect
- Compare and Contrast
- Order and Sequence (Chronological Order)
- Problem and Solution
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