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Text Structure and Organization (Grade 8)

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Text Structure and Organization

There are many benefits to reading more often. First and foremost, reading more will broaden your understanding of yourself and other people. It will also introduce you to new information and ideas. Furthermore, it will improve your overall reading comprehension. In addition, reading more will improve your vocabulary and increase your reading speed.

What text structure is used in the above passage?
  1. compare and contrast
  2. order of importance
  3. problem and solution
  4. chronological order
It was just one of those days. First, I woke up an hour late. Then, I realized that my shirt had a big stain on it. So I quickly changed and ran out the door. A few minutes later, I was standing at the bus stop wondering where my bus could be. Suddenly I remembered that I was supposed to set my clock back an hour last night. That's when I realized I wasn't late - I was a whole hour early!

What text structure is used in the above paragraph?
  1. compare and contrast
  2. procedure
  3. chronological order
  4. problem and solution
Too much sun can be deadly. First of all, too much sun can dry your skin, which in turn reduces its elasticity and speeds up the aging process. Second, too much sun can burn unprotected skin and cause permanent discoloration and damage to the dermis. Most important, long-term exposure of unprotected skin can result in skin cancer.

Which two text structures does this paragraph use?
  1. chronology; cause and effect
  2. order of importance; cause and effect
  3. oder of importance; compare and contrast
  4. cause and effect; compare and contrast
Directions for building a birdhouse are an example of which text structure?
  1. compare and contrast
  2. order of importance
  3. description
  4. procedure
At the age of six, Goran Kropp climbed his first mountain. Twenty-three years later, he tackled one of the highest mountains in the world, Mount Everest. His journey to the top shows how independent, persistent, and determined this remarkable man is.

What text structure is used in the above passage?
  1. chronological order
  2. order of importance
  3. description
  4. cause and effect
What type of text feature is used in a recipe?
  1. chronological order
  2. procedure
  3. description
  4. problem and solution
Patterns of organization are used by authors in order to:
  1. provide examples of major supporting details.
  2. develop the topic into a stated main idea sentence.
  3. present arguments to persuade the reader to their point of view.
  4. show how ideas are related to one another.
The author of the essay shows similarities and differences in the writings of Tobias Wolff and Alice Walker. What type of organization does this represent?
  1. Narration
  2. Time sequence
  3. Compare and Contrast
  4. Cause and Effect
Arranging events in a time sequence is which pattern?
  1. directions
  2. chronological order
  3. compare and contrast
  4. cause/effect relationship
"Similarly" and "on the other hand" are words used to show                        .
  1. chronological order
  2. order of importance
  3. cause and effect
  4. comparison and contrast
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