Two professors share their research-based, field-tested approach for helping students identify and analyze the most common expository text structures in order to better comprehend the nonfiction they read. Students gain valuable experience recognizing descriptive, sequential, problem-solution, and cause-effect patterns in texts. Using graphic organizers helps them visualize and remember key information in the article. Detailed lesson plans with companion reproducible articles and diagrams help teachers confidently put theory into practice.
Grades 4 - 6