In what ways do authors organize their writing to convey information?
Informational text structure is how authors organize ideas and information when writing. It helps readers better understand and remember the information. Examples of informational text structure are cause and effect, sequence, compare and contrast, and problem and solution.
What is Informational Text Structure?
Cause and Effect: A relationship between two events, where one event (the cause) makes another event (the effect) happen. Compare and Contrast: A type of text structure that looks at similarities and differences between two or more things. Sequence: A type of text structure where information is presented in a chronological order
The term Informational Text Structure was first coined in 1993 by author Robert Probst. Informational Text Structure is often used to help students develop critical thinking skills. Informational Text Structure can be used to teach students to organize their thoughts and ideas.
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Work together in pairs: What is the purpose of using a chronological structure when writing an informational text?
Work together in pairs: What is one way authors can use language to help readers identify the structure of an informational text?
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What is the purpose of informational text structure?
- To provide facts and information about a topic
- To entertain readers
- To express an opinion
- To argue a point of view
What is the best way to organize a piece of informational text?
- By ideas
- By size
Which of the following is an example of a chronological organizational structure?
- Explaining the steps to bake a cake
- Comparing two different types of pets
- Describing the parts of a car engine
- Classifying animals as predators or prey
What is an advantage of using informational text structure?
- It provides readers with facts and evidence
- It allows readers to make their own conclusions
- It encourages readers to think critically
- All of the above
What is the best way to learn about informational text structure?
- By reading a lot of informational texts
- By taking a class
- By talking to other people about it
- All of the above