Text structure is the way an author organizes what he or she has written. Authors make choices about how they present the information in a text based on what they have to say. They can use different text structures to show the order of events, to compare and contrast two ideas, or to examine causes and effects.
History and social studies text is organized in various ways. Click on the links below to review each text structure.
Click here to see |signal words| that can help you identify the type of text structure being used.
After you have studied each text structure, practice analyzing text structure. Click the Practice button below.