Our curriculum calls for us to teach the 5 text structures found in expository texts: description, chronological, cause-effect, problem-solution, and compare-contrast.
I was surfing the web looking for some new ideas on how to teach these structures when I remembered this blog - In My Classroom: The Forest and the Trees.
Emily has had some wonderful posts with many great resources. I thought I remembered reading something about text structures there. Sure enough, Emily had a couple of freebies posted, including a great PowerPoint to introduce the structures.
Then I followed her link to her resources at her Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
Friends, if you have to teach these text structures, go right now to Emily's store and buy her units. Buy them all. They are fabulous! They contain a PowerPoint to introduce the structure, a number of passages that demonstrate the structure, lesson plans for teaching the unit, before, during, and after activities for the unit, comprehension questions for the passages, and information to help students write summaries of texts that use these structures.
I was blown away and bought every single one. I have wishlisted almost everything else in her store. This is high quality stuff that will save you so much time!
By the way, I don't know Emily and I am not getting anything from her in exchange for this review. I just wanted to share her blog and store with all my bloggy buddies.