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Text Structure Review

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Description
The writing contains a main idea and provides details about it. It uses descriptive words that "shows and not tells"; gives details about characters and actions.
Problem and Solution
The writing has an issue and its solution. It can be multiple issues and/or solutions.
Chronological
The writing is set up as a starting date and an ending date. Events happen is order. Your Social Studies textbook is usually set up in this overall format.
Chronological
The writing is set up as steps; first, second, third, etc. It follows a procedure.
Compare and Contrast
The writing explains how things are the same and different.
Cause and Effect
The writing gives the event and then what happened because of the event.
Description
such as, for instance, in addition, also, specifically, for example
Chronological
first, second, third, next, finally, before, after, then
compare and contrast
like, unlike, different, the same, similarly, opposed to
problem and solution
issue, since, as a result, solution, leads to
cause and effect
because, since, if/then, due to, as a result, for this reason, on account of
cause and effect
compare and contrast
description
chonological
problem and solution
Chronological
A recipe for how to make "Banana bread" uses this text structure
chronological
A biography about the life of Barack Obama
Description
A report about the various species of frogs.
Problem and Solution
An article discussing illegal hunting (poaching) of endangered animals and how you can help
Compare and Contrast
An argument about whether Coke or Pepsi is better.