Help students read any kind of nonfiction with these easy lessons that introduce key nonfiction elements. Colorful transparencies present maps, graphs, diagrams, time lines and other nonfiction text features. High-interest passages give examples of description, time order, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution—the five main ways nonfiction texts are organized. Practice pages help students apply what they’ve learned, giving them the experience they need to read and comprehend nonfiction with confidence.
Grades 2 - 4
The 5 Most Common Structures of Nonfiction
Just like fiction, which has plot structure that students must learn and recognize, nonfiction follows basic structures as well: description or listing, sequence or time order, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution.