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Types of Organization

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A QUIZ.  TAKE THE FOLLOWING QUIZ TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE 8 MAJOR TYPES OF ORGANIZATION OF EXPOSITORY TEXT. On a separate piece of paper copy the letters and then write in the type of structure or organization each set of sentences represents.


Types of Structure at the Sentence Level


A.  _______________

On Sunday the Super Bowl was played.

There was a riot in the streets in Iran after the recent election.



B.  _______________

A telescope is an instrument for measuring distant objects.

A hero is someone who is courageous in the face of danger.



C.  ______________

Apathy in voting leads to non-representative forms of government.

If I don’t get this homework done, it will lower my grade.



D. _______________

Wounds heal in the following phases:  the lag phase, the fibroplasm phase, and the contraction phase.

Here’s how to make a pancake.


E.  _______________

Some people think there is only good science.

There are advantages and disadvantages to power.



F.  _______________

We are struggling to figure out how to change health care coverage.

The keys to global warming must include conversation.




G.  _______________

There are similarities and differences between the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Football and soccer are both team sports. 



H.  _______________

Water is one of our most useful resources.

Capitalism is widely accepted as the preferred economic engine to create wealth.



 Quiz Answers 



*In the literature, different authors propose different sets of basic types of organization. 


*In S.P.O.K.E.S., we focus on what we believe are the 8 major types of organization in expository text: 

(See SPOKES Teacher's Manual for details.


















*For each type of organization, we identify 

^signal words  

^sentence examples 

^paragraph examples

^text examples 

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