Text Structure
Proposition & Support
Author's Purpose
Argumentative Writing
Main Idea
100

The organization of an author's text.

What is a text structure?

100

Sentences that help show that a writer's opinion is true.

What is support?

100

The reason why an author writes something.

What is author's purpose?

100

A disagreement between two or more people about a certain issue.

What is an argument?

100

An important thought which tells what the text is about. 

What is the main idea?

200

The suggestion of a problem and a way to solve it.

What is problem and solution?

200

A writer's opinion or idea.

What is a proposition?

200

The three most common purposes for writing.

What is to persuade, inform, and entertain?

200

An opinion about a text, issue, or idea.

What is a claim?

200

Information needed to support a main idea. 

What is essential information? 

300

Text providing step-by-step information.  

What is sequence?

300

Results of scientific research and surveys.

What are facts?

300

The reason an author writes a story.

What is to entertain?

300

A claim/position of a person that does not agree with the author.

What is a counterargument?

300

Information that can be included, but is not needed. 

What is nonessential information? 

400

Text telling the differences and similarities of two or more things.

What is compare and contrast?

400

Facts that are in number form.

What are statistics?

400

The reason an author writes an article about a historical event.

What is to inform?

400

Evidence that demonstrates how the counterargument is wrong.

What is a rebuttal?

400

Information that proves the value of the main idea.

What are supporting details?

500

Text that provides an action and an explanation of its results.

What is cause and effect?

500

Information taken from someone on a certain subject, especially direct quotations.

What is expert authority?

500

An author writes an essay to change the opinion of others.

What is to persuade?

500

A statement that explains how the evidence connects the evidence to the claim. 

What is a bridge/explanation?

500

Something the main idea is sometimes called. 

What is author's thesis? 

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