Reading Minis


Identifying Text Structure: Order of Importance


This lesson will help your students analyze text that uses the order of importance text structure. It includes brief instruction on order of importance and related signal words, a model, practice locating the most important idea in a text, and multiple-choice questions that assess students’ understanding of the text structure.

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Reading Minis for grades 3–5 provide short lessons on reading skills and strategies. Each lesson includes instruction, definitions for key terms, a model, whole-group practice, a worksheet for independent practice, a multiple-choice assessment, and a teacher’s guide. Each of these ready-made lessons can be easily opened as a PDF or HTML5 file to quickly teach a key reading skill or strategy before reading or analyzing a text.

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This lesson is one of six lessons on identifying text structure. For additional instruction on text structure, see the following lessons: Chronological Order, Comparison & Contrast Order, Cause-Effect Order, Sequence Order, and Spatial Order.


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