In fifth grade, the teachers are introducing expository text structures. The TEKS call for these text structures in fifth grade: cause-effect, compare-contrast, sequence, logical order, and classification theme. The teachers are reading different articles with the kids and searching for the 'signal words' that indicate the relationships between ideas. They'll build this chart as they go!
At the end, we planned for them to distribute shorts texts to the kids and have them sort them by organizational pattern, and complete the graphic organizer for each one.
Wish us luck!
On an unrelated note, my Word Work at the Santa's Workshop is up at TPT and Teacher's Notebook! Go take a look for fun Christmas-themed activities in syllables, sight words, word families, rhyming words, and parts of speech.