8th Grade Reading - Text Structure in Informational Texts Lesson
Here are five 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)
Proposition and Support - when a passage presents an idea or a claim and supports it with reasons, details, and examples