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Nonfiction Text Structures

Authors write NF text in certain ways (structures). The chosen structure is a clue to what the author wants us to learn

Christopher Salerno

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of Nonfiction Text Structures

Problem & Solution Description Problem
& Solution Compare
& Contrast Cause
& Effect Sequential Text Structures
Used by Nonfiction Authors The text structure a
nonfiction author chooses lets us know
what the author is trying to teach us
and helps us discover the main idea of the text. Description Problem & Solution Compare & Contrast Cause & Effect Sequential The author describes a person, place, event, idea, etc. in order to give information about it. The author explains that there is a problem, then explains possible ways to solve the problem. The author writes about how two people, places, things, ideas, etc. are the same and how they are different. The author writes about an event or action, and then explains the results of that event or action. The author arranges his/her writing in the same order that the events or actions happened. Sequential Descriptive Compare & Contrast Cause & Effect
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