5th Grade Reading - Text Organization Lesson
Here are four types of text structures an author may use in a passage:
Chronology – when a passage is written in the order of when the events happened or will happen
Comparison – when a passage is written to compare events, ideas, people, things, etc.
Cause and Effect – when a passage shows how one thing (the cause) created, or led to, another (the effect)
Problem and Solution – when a passage shows a problem and tells the reader how to fix it (the solution)
Logical order – when a passage organizes arguments by presenting them in a logical order
Classification – when a passage organizes ideas into groups based on what they have in common