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Text Structure

Text Structure
Text Structure The term “text structure” refers to how information is organized in a passage. The structure of a text can change multiple times in a work and even within a paragraph. Students are often required to identify text structures on state reading tests; therefore, it is important that they are given exposure to the various patterns of organization. This page will briefly explain seven commonly used patterns of organization, provide examples, and then offer users free text structure worksheets and interactive online practice activities to help students learn this essential reading skill. Cause and Effect:The results of something are explained.Example: The dodo bird used to roam in large flocks across America. Compare and Contrast: two or more things are described. Order of Importance: information is expressed as a hierarchy or in priority.Example: Here are the three worst things that you can do on a date. Do you think you can recognize these patterns of organization?

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Welcome to EFL 24 7 A free community for all teachers and students. Teachers Join our community with thousands of colleagues from more than 100 countriesDownload hundreds of printable grammar exercises, news activities, themes, etc.Share EFL/ESL worksheets and other activities at all levelsCreate and share interactive web exercises Students Access hundreds of worksheets and other activities for students of English as a second or foreign language Identifying Text Structure Being able to identify the structure of a text can greatly increase students' comprehension of the material being read. There are six basic structures that are commonly found in textbooks. Once the teacher has modeled the text structure, students can follow the organizing pattern to identify important events, concepts and ideas. Students should also be taught the signal words that alert them to text structure. “Students who are taught to identify the structure of expository and narrative text have been found to have better comprehension than students who have not received such instruction.”

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When to Punish a Young Offender, and When to Rehabilitate - Room for Debate The crime author Dennis Lehane addressed teenage inmates in 2006 as part of a reading program at the Orange County Jail in Orlando, Fla.Chip Litherland for The New York Times The Supreme Court is expected to rule this month on when, if ever, it is appropriate to sentence juvenile offenders to life without parole. The arguments this spring showed the complexity of drawing the lines between child and adult, and between justice and cruelty.

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Persuasive Writing Anchor Charts for Struggling Writers {Lots of Pictures} - Teaching to Inspire with Jennifer Findley Here are some of my favorite persuasive writing anchor charts that I have used to help my struggling writers write strong, detailed persuasive papers. These charts contain a lot of sentence stems and step by step directions for each paragraph. It may seem a bit formulaic in nature, but once the students feel comfortable, they will branch out and add their own style and unique voice. Here is a brainstorming poster. A Yes/No chart is one way that I teach students to organize their thoughts before they begin writing.

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