READING: INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Craft and Structure

  1. Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
2.2 Craft and Structure
Lesson C

Compare Text Structures

Writers use different organizational patterns to present information in a way that makes sense to the reader. This organizational pattern is often referred to as text structure. The topic, as well as the purpose for writing, helps the writer decide which pattern to use. Listed below are several common patterns for organizing writing. Click on each of the links to learn more about each pattern.

When you compare and contrast text structures you are better able to think more deeply about the events, ideas, concepts, and information presented in different texts.

To learn how to compare and contrast two passages with similar content but different text structures, click the link below.