The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
Text Structure for Informational and Fiction Text

Dates: Thursday, November 2
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
Instructor: Nicole Hertz, MS
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: K - 5 
*SoR Connection
Price: $120

Can be taken as part of the reading comprehension bundle.

Why this course:

Across reading levels, students benefit from opportunities to read complex text and varied genres. Narrative and informational (expository) text have predictable text structures, which can be explicitly taught to students to guide their comprehension. By teaching text structure in the context of authentic reading experiences and through a gradual-release model, students will learn to apply these structures independently to identify the relationships among information and ideas in text and build understanding. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize narrative story grammar frames for read alouds, chapter books, and short stories.
  • Implement varied graphic organizers for informational (expository) text including cause-effect, compare-contrast, problem-solution, time-sequence, and descriptive (enumerative)
  • Learn to maximize text features and signal words/phrases
  • Develop text-structure-aligned instructional language, questions, and practice activities for use in authentic reading contexts
  • Gain resources for text analysis and lesson planning for immediate classroom use 
  • Fall Course
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