RI.5.5 compare and contrast the overall text structure of two or more texts
An expository text (non-fiction) uses one or more of the following text structures to convey its important information (compare & contrast, cause & effect, problem & solution, description, and sequence). It's important for students to be able to identify which structure the author is using and how that specific text structure helps the author get their main idea across to the reader. Each text structure has signal words that help give the readers clues as to which structure the author is using.
Text structures jeopardy
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Text structure basketball
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