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Text Structure Treasure Hunt

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Evan Allberry

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of Text Structure Treasure Hunt

Compare and Contrast
Shows how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.
Relates ideas on the basis of differences and similarities. The main idea is organized into parts that provide a comparison, contrast, or alternative perspective on a topic.
A topic, idea, person, place, or thing is described by listing its features, characteristics or examples.
Describes the attributes, specifics, and/or setting. The main idea is the "who, what, when, where, and how."
Problem and Solution
Tells about a problem (and sometimes says why there is a problem) then gives one or more possible solutions.
Portrays a problem and solutions. The main idea is organized into two parts: a problem part and a solution part, or a question part and an answer part.
Describes items or events in order or tells the steps to follow to do something or make something.
Groups ideas by order or time. The main idea is the procedure or sequence of events related
Text Structure Treasure Hunt
Signal Words
Same as
As well as
Instead of
Either or
Signal Words
Question is...
The puzzle is...
To solve this...
Dilemma is...
One reason for the problem is...
Cause and Effect
Signal Words
This led to
As a result
Signal Words
For instance
Such as
To begin with
An example
To illustrate
Signal Words
Not long after
Recommended Graphic Organizer
Recommended Text Structure
Recommended Graphic Organizer
Recommended Graphic Organizer
Recommended Graphic Organizer
Example Questions
What things are being compared?
In what ways are they alike?
In what ways are they different
Example Questions
What specific topic, person, idea, or thing is being described?
How is it being described?
What is important to remember about it?
Example Questions
What is the problem?
Why is this a problem?
What can be done to solve the problem?
Example Questions
What items, events, or steps are listed?
Do they have to happen in order?
Do they always have to happen in this order?
Cause is why something happened. Effect is what happened. (Sometimes the effect is listed first.)
Presents causes or cause-and-effect relationships between ideas. The main idea is organized into cause-and-effect parts.
Example Questions
What happened?
Why did it happen?
What caused it to happen
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