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The reason the author has for writing. ( Inform, persuade, explain, & entertain)
The author is trying to convince readers to do, buy, or believe something.
The author wants to amuse you or for you to enjoy the writing.
The author wants to tell you how to do something or how something works.
The author wants to give you information.
elements that help the reader recognize the purpose, organization, and key ideas in information text; title, subtitles, sidebar, captions
the general subject that the passage is about, usually one or two words
a sentence in a passage that states the main idea of the passage
a statement that tells what a passage is mostly about
more narrow examples and details that support the main idea in a passage
The structure of the text or how the author chooses to organize the text.
description text structure
the author provides several details of something to give the reader a mental picture
compare and contrast text structure
the author discusses similarities and differences between people, things, concepts, or ideas
order and sequence text structure
the author provides readers with chronological events or a list of steps in a procedure
problem and solution text structure
the author gives information about a problem and explains one or more solutions
cause and effect text structure
the author describes an event and the events that follow
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