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Text Structures TEKS 5.11C

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Margaret Marble

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Transcript of Text Structures TEKS 5.11C

Text Structures
Cause and Effect
Problem and Solution
Sequence
Compare and Contrast
Tells about a problem and then gives a possible answer or solution.
Example:
My grumbling tummy gave away my persistent hunger. My mom would not be making dinner for another two hours! I decided to make a sandwich so that I could concentrate on my book.
Tells how two or more subjects are alike and different.
Example:
Compare and Contrast
Graphic Organizer
Cats
Dogs
Same
Shows reasons why events occur.
Tells about a series of events in the order it happened.
Example:
The road conditions were horrible! The security line was slow moving and the plane was going to be late. They would surely miss their flight!
(Chronological Order)
Cause
Cause and Effect
Graphic Organizer
Cause
Effect
The security line was slow moving
The road conditions were horrible!
They would surely miss their flight!
Most cats prefer to be inside, while most dogs love to be outside. They both make cute and cuddly pets.
Example:
Cats
prefer to
be inside.
Dogs
love to
be outside.
Both make
cute and
cuddly
pets.
Problem
I could not concentrate.
I was hungry.
Possible Solution
I made a sandwich.
Problem and Solution Graphic Organizer
First, Sally got some blankets to put on the couch. Next, she made some popcorn. Then, she put the movie into the DVR. Finally, she watched the movie.
Sequence Graphic Organizer
First:
Next:
Then:
Finally:
Sally got some blankets to put on the couch.
she made some popcorn.
she put the movie into the DVR.
she watched the movie.
Logical Order
Similar ideas are grouped together and the text flows in a way that makes sense.
Example:
Recycling is a great way to help the Earth. The amount of trash for landfills is greatly reduced. It also reduces the need for garbage trucks to make several collection trips. This will in turn cut down on the amount of pollution from the trucks.
May use words such as:
first, next, then, after, finally, last.
Clue words:
because
due to
so
since
as a result
causes for
resulting in
Clue Words:
problem
solution
conflict
resolution
attempt
to solve this
so
because
Sometimes there will not be any clue words. Use your inference skills!
Clues:
There may not be clear signal words, but there might be subtitles, subheadings, and each topic will be related to the next in some way.

Logical Order Graphic Organizer
Clues:
both
similar
alike
different
same
in contrast
by comparison
Challenge!
Choose any expository story we have previously read and determine the text structure.
Why did the author choose to utilize that text structure?
Ways you might see this type of question on the STAAR test:
By organizing paragraph 3 sequentially, the author is able to:
How does the author organize this article?
How does the author organize paragraphs 3 through 6 of this article?
This selection is organized by -

(How text is organized)
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