Analyzing Structure in an Informational Text


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Which of the following structures introduces a topic or situation before explaining how the situation was addressed or rectified?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a Cause and Effect structure?

2. Which of the following informational text structures can best utilize creative writing techniques?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet/quiz combination to review how informational texts are organized and presented. The worksheet covers common formats like chronological order, comparison-contrast, problem/solution and more, while the quiz tests your comprehension of what you have studied.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the material shown below:

  • Which type of structure addresses a specific situation
  • What presentation incorporates creative techniques
  • How to classify a work that cites similarities or differences between subjects

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of how written works are organized to identify their purpose and assess the strength of their arguments
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about at least five common forms of structural organization in a text
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as cause and effect

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Analyzing Structure in an Informational Text explores this topic in greater detail. The following objectives are included:

  • Identify and evaluate the structure of a text
  • Recognize the purpose for each type of structural organization
  • See how the structure of an article contributes to its effectiveness
  • Understand how to choose the appropriate structural form for a specific text