Description: Assess how point of view, perspective, and/or purpose shape the content and style of a text.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 5A


5A: Examining Text Structure

5A: Examining Text Structure

Description: Examining Text Structure

✓ standard met

Selection: A-9


Grade level: 1
Word count: 711 words
Author: Jan Kraus
Synopsis: Cake can be made from a mix or you can make it from scratch. Either way, it will taste a lot sweeter than the cakes people ate long ago.
Excerpt: Also, a cake mix has a lot of salt in it. Too much salt is not good for you.

Question: Read these two sentences from the selection. The second sentence
  1. adds more information about something said in the first sentence.
  2. says the opposite of the first sentence.
  3. is not related to the first sentence in any way.
  4. proves that the first sentence is not correct.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: Select two Non-fiction texts that use different types of text structure to present information. Explain why the author's of each selection would chose one kind of structure rather than the other.


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