Text Structure Definitions
Characteristics of Text Structures
Examples of Text Structures
Determining Text Structures
Text Features
200

explains how things happen in order

 Sequence

200

uses time words like first, then, later, next, finally

Sequence

200

structure of a manual on how to assemble a basketball goal

 sequence

200

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were both on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Both believed in equality for Black people. However, they argued their shared goal in very different ways.

 compare and contrast

200

Used in an article to show the reader where things/places are located

a map

400

explains the similarities and differences between two things

compare and contrast

400

uses words like cause, effect, as a result, and consequently

 cause and effect

400

structure of an article explaining the results of pollution

 cause and effect

400

In 1941, Japan decided to attack the US soon after the embargo began. Japan wanted to force the US to surrender quickly. Then the attack on Pearl Harbor brought the US into World War II, and the Axis countries were defeated four years later.

 Sequence

400

A picture that labels the parts of an object

a diagram

600

explains how one thing is the result of another

 cause and effect

600

uses words like different, alike, similar, in contrast

 compare and contrast

600

The structure of an essay looking at how virtual learning can be beneficial (helpful) as well as detrimental (harmful) to students.

 compare and contrast

600

Students are struggling with reading comprehension. Teachers decided to divide up Power Hour into areas where students are struggling the most: main idea, summarization, inferencing, and vocabulary. Each teacher will provide a lesson only on that one topic and will assign students where to go.

problem and solution

600

Information under a photograph that tells more information about that photograph

a caption

800

gives information about how to fix a bad situation or make it better

 problem and solution

800

Uses words like for examples, such as, to illustrate

description

800

The structure of an announcement that tells students possible options on how to improve their grades (attend tutoring, Power Hour, extra practice at home).

 problem and solution

800

The Prosper Magazine described in detail why people are moving to North Texas and in particular Prosper, Texas. The article talked at about the community life and shared with its readers all the things there are to do in the surrounding area, discussed school ratings, and talked about the up and coming businesses developing in the area. The article ended which data about the town.

Description

800

Shows a visual representation of numbers

a chart or graph

1000

This type of text structure gives many details and facts about a topic

 Description

1000

includes clues such similar, both, also, different, however, whereas

 compare and contrast

1000

Structure of an essay that gives all the facts about the food pyramid

description

1000

Because the students were struggling and did not attend intersession, they were not able to move up to the next grade level.

 cause and effect

1000

Found at the end of end of the text in alphabetical order and tells the reader what page number to find specific words.

an index.

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