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5 Text Structures of Informational Text. Text Structure . How the information in a text is organized . Descriptive. – organizes facts that describe a specific topic. Text Clues: Action Verbs: explode, unfold, nibble Linking Verbs: is, belong Factual Descriptions. Web. Detail. Topic.

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Text structure
Text Structure

  • How the information in a text is organized


Descriptive
Descriptive

– organizes facts that describe a specific topic

Text Clues:

Action Verbs: explode, unfold, nibble

Linking Verbs: is, belong

Factual Descriptions

Web

Detail

Topic


Sequential or chronological
Sequential or Chronological

- organizes events in the order they occur

Text Clues: before, during, after, finally, immediately, first/last, soon, next, meanwhile


Compare contrast
Compare & Contrast

– organizes information according to similarities and differences

Venn Diagram

Text Clues: although, both, but, in common, likewise, similarly, the difference between, compared to, either, opposed to, and yet

contrasts

compares


Provides information about a problem and suggests alternatives for the solution

PROBLEM & SOLUTION

Provides information about a problem and suggests alternatives for the solution

Text Clues: one reason for that, the evidence is, a solution, a problem, propose, conclude, the issue is,

Solution

Problem

Solution

Solution


Tells how one or more events causes another event s to follow as a result

CAUSE & EFFECT

Tells how one or more events causes another event(s) to follow as a result

Text Clues: as a result, because, this led to, nevertheless, if. . . Then, so that, thus, accordingly, so, consequently

Cause

Effect

Effect

Effect


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