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Text Organization (Grade 7)

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Text Organization

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
The writing pattern that explains why something happened and the results that followed is called:
  1. comparison and contrast
  2. definition and example
  3. cause and effect
  4. results and conclusions.
Which organizational pattern did the author use for this passage?
  1. compare/contrast
  2. description
  3. cause and effect
  4. sequential order
Which organizational pattern did the author use for this passage?
  1. cause and effect
  2. sequential order
  3. compare/contrast
  4. description
Authors use cause and effect in stories to explain how things work or how something happened.
  1. True
  2. False
Authors use words and phrases to signal organizational patterns.
  1. True
  2. False
The following signal words indicate which text structure?
as well as, either, similar to
  1. chronological order/sequential
  2. cause and effect
  3. listing events
  4. compare/contrast
The following signal words indicate which text structure:
because of, since, as a result of
  1. compare/contrast
  2. cause and effect
  3. listing
  4. sequential/chronological order

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