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The text includes details to help you
picture or get to know a person, a place, a thing, or an idea.
Problem and Solution
The text presents a problem and explains how it is solved.
The text describes events in the order in which they happen; also called Sequence of Events.
The writing is set up as steps; first, second, third, etc. It follows a procedure.
The text presents the similarities and/or differences between two items, such as a pair of events, time periods, ideas, or places.
Cause and Effect
The text gives the event and then what happened because of the event.
Description signal words
such as, for instance, in addition, also, specifically, for example
Sequence signal words
first, second, third, next, finally, before, after, then
compare/contrast signal words
like, unlike, different, the same, similarly, opposed to
problem and solution signal words
issue, since, as a result, solution, leads to
cause and effect signal words
because, since, if/then, due to, as a result, for this reason, on account of
cause and effect graphic organizer
compare/contrast graphic organizer
descriptive graphic organizer
sequence graphic organizer
chronological graphic organizer
problem and solution graphic organizer
A recipe for how to make "Banana bread" uses this text structure
A biography about the life of Barack Obama
A report about the various species of frogs.
Problem and Solution Example
An article discussing illegal hunting (poaching) of endangered animals and how you can help
Compare Contrast Example
An argument about whether Coke or Pepsi is better.
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