Problem and Solution Nonfiction Text Structure

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Problem and Solution Nonfiction Text Structure introduces students to this specific text structure in nonfiction writing. This unique lesson provides a more learn-by-doing experience for students. After several examples, they will be able to demonstrate what they know during the activity and practice portions of the lesson. By the end, they will have a firm understanding of the problem and solution structure in nonfiction texts.

There is also a suggestion listed in the “Options for Lesson” section. It provides a possible schedule for distributing the lesson to your students. The schedule spans a period of four days. You can adjust according to your needs and class.

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What our Problem and Solution Nonfiction Text Structure lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Problem and Solution Nonfiction Text Structure teaches students about the five main structures for nonfiction texts. The lesson will focus specifically problem and solution, but it will explain the other four as well. Students will learn how to write examples of this type of structure. They will also be able to list and identify keywords that indicate that this is the structure a text is using.

This lesson plan is set up differently from most of our plans. Instead of reviewing content pages of instruction, you will teach your students in a more hands-on fashion. The classroom procedure outlines the steps to follow to explain the concept of the problem and solution structure. You will start off by reading a short passage and having students discuss which nonfiction text structure the passage employs. You will write the choices on the board so your students can decipher which might be the correct option.

Once they understand why problem and solution is the correct answer, you will explain the concept of nonfiction text structures. You will describe the five main structures that nonfiction texts use. Then you can review the table that explains the problem and solution structure more completely. The remaining instructions outline the activity, practice, homework, and quiz pages.

A NEW LIFE ACTIVITY

The activity worksheet allows students a chance to test their understanding of the lesson. They will read a nonfiction passage and highlight keywords that signal that the passage uses the problem and solution text structure. They will then write the problem and the solution in the boxes and summarize the passage.

MOVING WEST PRACTICE WORKSHEET

The practice worksheet mimics the activity. The instructions are the same, but the passage is different. Students will highlight keywords and write the problem, solution, and summary in the appropriate areas.

PROBLEM AND SOLUTION NONFICTION TEXT STRUCTURE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT

For the homework assignment, students will pick a problem they recently learned about. They will explain the problem and write about possible solutions clearly. They will then trade their papers with a partner and complete a problem and solution table based on the partner’s paper.

QUIZ

The quiz contains three questions about the lesson. It then provides a short passage for students to read. After they read the passage, they will answer three more questions that relate to the text.

Additional information

subject

Reading

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade

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03/23/2022
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Nonfiction Text Structure

These resources were a great supplement to my lessons! Will be using again next year!

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05/08/2020
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Problem and Solution Leason Plan

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