Write a paragraph (5-7 complete sentences) explaining what text structure is.
Text structure refers to how the information within a written text is organized. This strategy helps students understand that a text might present a main idea and details; a cause and then its effects; and/or different views of a topic. It is also the manner in which written content is arranged is known as text structure. Common text structures include compare and contrast, sequence, description, problem and solution, and cause and effect. Learning to determine text structure in fiction and nonfiction works helps students gain a greater understanding of the reading material.