University of Iowa

Informational: Craft and Structure

Improve Your Writing Using Mentor Texts

Questions about a mentor text guide discussion, help students organize their thoughts, and identify techniques and approaches from the example of good writing that students can use. The organizer can be used in a group or individual setting.

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Problem-Solution Text Map Rubric

This rubric provides guidelines for providing students with targeted feedback regarding the accuracy and completion of their text maps (see PDF iconProblem-Solution Text Structure Map). This can be used as part of text structure instruction, which may improve comprehension.

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Problem-Solution Text Structure Map

A graphic organizer to help students display and organize important features from a text about a problem and solution. The graphic organizer can be used to teach text structure, which may improve comprehension.

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