10 terms

Opinion Writing and Informational Reading Words

your idea, claim, or statement that directs where your essay is going
main idea
the most important idea in reading or writing
supporting details
details that support the most important idea
text features
graphic sources that show or explain information in a nonfiction text
text structure
The way the author organizes information. For example: chronological, compare & contrast, cause & effect, and problem & solution.
boxes and bullets
A graphic organizer used to organize main idea and supporting details.
cause and effect
A text structure that explains WHAT happens in the story and WHY it happens.
problem and solution
A text structure that identifies a problem in the plot, and a solution to the problem.
A text structure that organizes information in a certain order. A synonym would be sequential.
compare and contrast
A text structure that identifies the similarities and differences in a text.