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Text Structure - Fiction (Grade 4)

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Text Structure - Fiction

The middle school soccer team had practiced and played hard all season long. The coach really wanted the team to win the state championship game. Finally, the day of the big game arrived. The team played their best, and they won the championship by one goal!

Which BEST describes how the paragraph is organized?
  1. compare and contrast
  2. chronological order
  3. cause and effect
  4. similarity and difference
Mr. Granger is a nice man. He is our next door neighbor. He wasn't feeling well and went to see Dr. Allen. Dr. Allen gave Mr. Granger a check up and told him he needed to eat more fruits and vegetables and start to exercise every day. Mr. Granger wanted to feel better. First, he started eating a grapefruit every morning for breakfast. He walked two miles with Mrs. Granger every morning after breakfast. He would help Mrs. Granger work in the yard for two hours after their walk. They would eat a salad for lunch and then Mr. Granger would ride his bike to the gym to exercise each afternoon for an hour. Mr. Granger would go straight home and take a nap after an hour at the gym.


                       Mr. Granger ate salad for lunch.

                       Mr. Granger walked two miles with Mrs. Granger.

                       Mr. Granger exercised a the gym for an hour.

                       Mr. Granger took a nap.

                       Mr. Granger went to see Dr. Allen

                       Mr. Granger worked in the yard with Mrs. Granger.

                       Mr. Granger ate a grapefruit for breakfast.

                       Mr. Granger rode his bike to the gym

Mary and Tracey are twin sisters. They are fourteen years of age. This is an example of:
  1. comparing
  2. contrasting
  3. chronological order
  4. fact and opinion
Mrs. Johnson works at a bakery. She is a nice, but elderly lady, who really needs to retire from the bakery. One Monday afternoon Robert went to the bakery after school to order a cake for his mom's wedding. Robert needed the cake on Thursday afternoon by 3:00 P. M. Mrs. Johnson said she would have it ready for him. On Tuesday she started making the cake but she put too much flour in the cake and it rose up too much in the middle. Mrs. Johnson started over making the cake. This time she put too much sugar in the cake and it cracked right down the middle. Finally, by Thursday morning, Mrs. Johnson had the cake ready to decorate. As she was picking it up to place it on the table where she decorated her cakes, she almost dropped it on the floor.

What do you think was the cause of Mrs. Johnson having so much trouble with the cake?
  1. Mrs. Johnson was really too old to still be working in the bakery.
  2. The weather was making the dough separate.
  3. Robert did not order the cake early enough.
  4. Mr. Johnson had trouble with the cake.
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

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