Angie (comment #25),
You asked if I had a list of good nonfiction books that have clear examples of different text structures. Since identifying text structures can be a challenging skill for students, I try to use short articles from magazines or student newspapers instead of full-length books. I find that, many times, a nonfiction book will actually have a variety of text structures within it, so that can be confusing for students. Short articles tend to be written in a single text structure and are much easier for students to identify.
Scholastic News is a great magazine to order for your class! Check it out here: http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/classmags.asp
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