Signal Words
Defintions
Passages 1
Passage 2
Which Structure?
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The following signal words would most likely be found in what text structure? After, Before, Next, Following, Finally
What is Sequence or Chronological Order?
100
This type of structure sets up a challenge, explains the answer, and then discusses the effects of the answer.
What is Problem-Solution?
100
Iceland is the least populated country in Europe, with a pure, unpolluted and truly magical landscape. Iceland’s summers are surprisingly warm, lush, and green. During winter you can marvel at the amazing green, blue, yellow and pink lights of the Northern Lights, and the winters are not as cold as you might imagine.
What is Descriptive?
100
Many people visiting Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Winter Olympics are upset. There have been reports of brown water, broken doors, unfinished construction, and plumbing problems in many of the hotels where visitors are staying.
What is Cause and Effect?
100
I want to write a paper about the similarities and differences between New Mexico and Florida. What text structure should I use?
What is Compare/Contrast?
200
The following words would most likely be found in what text structure? begins with, leads to, is the result of, if...then, what happens
What is Cause and Effect?
200
This text structure gives readers a chronological of events or a list of steps in a procedure.
What is Sequence?
200
Many indigenous tribes who live in Brazil are facing many challenges including having their lives threatened. Since the 1980s, there has been an increase in the exploitation of the Amazon Rainforest for mining, logging and cattle ranching.
What is Cause and Effect?
200
The previous Olympics was held in London in 2012. The current Winter Olympics is being held in Sochi, Russia. In 2016, the Olympics will be in Brazil and the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeong Chang, Korea.
What is Sequence?
200
I want to write a paper explaining the history and important events involving my favorite Winter Olympics sport. What text structure should I use?
What is Sequence/Chronological order?
300
The following words would most likely be found in what text structure? An example, looks like, located at, to illustrate...
What is Descriptive?
300
This type of text examines the similarities and differences between two or more people, events, concepts, ideas, etc.
What is Compare and Contrast?
300
The Eiffel Tower is a beautiful sight to see at night, however many tourists who come to the area of the Eiffel Tower at night fall victim to pickpockets. Pickpockets distract tourists and then proceed to take their valuables. To protect yourself against this crime, you should not carry valuables openly and if you do, they should be kept in a secure place, for example you can keep money in your sock or shoe.
What is Problem-Solution?
300
The London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) has launched a plan to encourage schools across England to support Olympic teams from around the world to prepare for the London 2012 Olympic Games next year. Schools will be encouraged to learn about the athletes and cultures of their chosen teams.
What is Descriptive?
300
I want to write a paper about the challenges people face because of uranium mining. What text structure should I use?
What is Cause and Effect?
400
The following words would most likely be found in what text structure? Similar, alike, differing, both, on the other hand...
What is Compare and Contrast?
400
This type of text structure features a detailed description of something to give the reader a mental picture.
What is Descriptive?
400
Both the United States and Canada had indigenous populations before Europeans explored the land. Italian explorer Christopher Columbus is said to have been the first European to find the Americas while a Viking named Leif Ericson was one of the first Europeans to explore Canada.
What is Compare and Contrast?
400
When the Olympics first began in Greece, women were not allowed to participate in the events. Today however the Olympics games are very different because women are able to compete. The number of women competing is even increasing every year.
What is Compare/Contrast?
400
I want to write a paper about famous women authors. I will include examples of books they have written. What text structure should I use?
What is Descriptive?
500
The following words would most likely be found in what text structure? To solve this, the challenge, one answer is...
What is Problem-Solution?
500
This structure presents the relationship between an specific event, idea, or concept and the events, ideas, or concept that follows.
What is Cause and Effect?
500
What two structures are used in this paragraph? In 8,000 B.C. the Aboriginals in Australia invented the boomerang. This wooden weapon, which was used for hunting, would return to its thrower. Today the boomerang is mostly used for sports and tricks.
What is Descriptive and Compare/Contrast?
500
Violence and discrimination against girls and women has occurred in every part of the world. Anita DeFranz, an Olympic Committee member, believes that the ability to play sports is a human right that cannot be denied because of a person's gender. She also that sports can play an important role in preventing violence against women and girls in the world.
What is Problem-Solution?
500
I want to write a paper about the effects of eating unhealthy snacks and how people can become more healthy adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet.
What is Problem-Solution?
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