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Terms in this set (15)
Cause and Effect
Cause is why something happened. Effect is what happened. (Sometimes the effect is listed first.)
Compare and Contrast
Shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.
Describes items or events in order or tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.
Problem and Solution
Tells about a problem (and sometimes says why there is a problem) then gives one or more possible solutions.
A topic, idea, person, place, or thing is described by listing its features, characteristics, or examples.
Cause and Effect Signal Questions
What happened? Why did it happen? What caused it to happen?
Compare and Contrast Signal Questions
What things are being compared? In what ways are they alike? In what ways are they different?
Chronological/Sequential Order Signal Questions
What items, events, or steps are listed? Do they have to happen in this order? Do they always happen in this order?
Problem and Solution Signal Questions
What is the problem? Why is this a problem? Is anything being done to try to solve the problem? What can be done to solve the problem?
Generalization/Main Idea Signal Questions
What specific topic, person, idea, or thing is being described? How is it being described (what does it look like, how does it work, what does it do, ect.)? What is important to remember about it?
Cause and Effect Signal Words
So, If...Then, Since, Effect of.
Compare and Contrast Signal Words
Similar, Alike, Both, On the other hand.
Chronological/Sequential Order Signal Words
First, Next, Finally, Not long after.
Problem and Solution Signal Words
One reason for the problem is...., One answer is...., To solve this...., Question is....
Generalization/Main Idea Signal Words
Characteristics, For instance, Such as...., An example.
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