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Department of Education News
Iowa's high school graduation rate tops 90 percent
Charting New Waters in Social Studies
Science Standards Team considers Next Generation Science Standards
Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 in Des Moines
Role of Text Complexity in Reading
We have been learning about Text Structures in reading. Text Structures is how the information within a written text is organized.
Five Main Types of Text Structures
Sequence - putting facts, events, or concepts into a sequence
Descriptive - providing information about a topic, concept, event, object, person, idea, etc.
Compare/Contrast - pointing out likenesses and/or differences among facts, people, events, concepts, etc.
Cause/Effect - showing how facts, events, or concepts (effects) happen or come into being because of other facts, events, or concepts (causes)
Problem/Solution - showing the development of a problem and one or more solutions to the problem