Description: Identify and describe informational text structures, including sequence/chronological and descriptive structures, and describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text and how they contribute to the overall structure.
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 5A


5A: Examining Text Structure

5A: Examining Text Structure

Description: Examining Text Structure

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Selection: B-11


Grade level: 2
Word count: 1026 words
Author: Tracey Baptiste
Synopsis: What makes a good pet? Loyalty? Friendliness? Fur?
Excerpt: No excerpt is available for this question.
Question: How does the author organize the information in this selection?
  1. Things are compared to see how they are similar or different from one another.
  2. One problem is presented and many possible solutions are described.
  3. Information is presented randomly and is not organized.
  4. Events are described in alphabetical order.

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Writing prompt: Explain an author's use of description in a selection, and how the description shaped the way you viewed and understood the person, object, or event described.


Organization: Certica Solutions