12 terms

Bussey Text Structures 5th

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description
The author describes a topic, idea, person, place, or thing by listing characteristics, features, examples, definitions.
sequence
The author describes items or events in order. Tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.
compare/contrast
The author explains how two or more things are the same or how they are different.
cause/effect
The author lists one or more causes & effects. CAUSE: why something happened. EFFECT is what happened. (sometimes the effect is listed first).
problem/solution
The author states/tells about a problem then lists one or more possible solutions for the problem.
question/answer
(Persuasive) The author presents a question then proceeds to answer it.
chronological
Arranged in order of time of occurrence
Because As a Result Consequently Reason why
Cause & Effect Signal Words
Similar Alike Both Different from As opposed to
Compare / Contrast Signal Words
First Next After that Then Finally
Sequence Signal Words
Problem Dilemma One answer is A reason is
Problem / Solution Signal Words
For instance An example The topic word repeated
Description Signal Words

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