How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection


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In order to identify the problem and solution structure in a text, the reader needs to look for...

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1. What are some of the signal words and phrases used to help the reader recognize that the problem and solution structure is being used in a text?

2. Being able to identify the problem and solution structure helps readers better comprehend and remember the information covered in a reading selection because they have to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Finding the problem and solution in a passage increases reading comprehension, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand how it works. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify signal words.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Problem and solution structure in writing
  • Benefits of the problem and solution approach
  • Signal words

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related reading lesson about a structure used in writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding identification of signal words in writing using the problem and solution approach
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to pinpoint a news title that uses the problem/solution structure

Additional Learning

To learn more about reading, review the accompanying lesson on Finding the Problem & Solution in a Passage. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define text structure
  • Explain problem and solution structure
  • Identify examples of problems and solutions
  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Know signal words to look for