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The 5 types of text structure

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When reading informational or nonfiction texts, it is important we use clues to find relevant information. Flocabulary shares with us the Five Types of Text Structures that help us find our relevant information.

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After watching the video, you know that these five types of text structures provide a frame for the text similar to how walls and foundations provide a frame for a building. When you are reading nonfiction, it can help you to use structures to take notes as well. Use this worksheet to create graphic organizers to take notes for each structure.For another look at the 5 types of text structure, watch this video.
Now that you understand the types of text structures that build a nonfiction text and how to use them, look at how you can use text features to help you understand nonfiction informational texts better with this video.

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