Compare-Contrast, Cause-Effect, Problem-Solution: Common Text Types in the New York Times. Author: Katherine Schulten

This resource provides graphic organizers for three types of organizational structures: cause/effect, problem/solution, and compare/contrast as well as a multitude of examples of these text structures in New York Times articles. An excellent resource in teaching organization structures or patterns, these graphic organizers and Times articles can be used in any high school classroom to supplement actual organization structure lessons.  Teachers may use these in practice, in assessment, or in modeling how to identify structures through key words and using graphic organizers. The articles deal with various topics, so teachers can choose ones that fit students' needs.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.6.2
Analyze the organizational structures of informational and technical texts.
CLE 3002.6.2
Analyze the organizational structures of informational and technical texts.
CLE 3003.6.2
Analyze the organizational structures of complex informational and technical texts.
CLE 3005.6.2
Analyze the organizational structures of complex informational and technical texts.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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