The text structure of a written work refers to the manner in which author organizes the information. The ability to identify and understand text structures can enhance reading comprehension, according to Adolescent Literacy
Description text structures may offer information about a place to help the reader visualize the location. Cause and effect text structures describe the relationship between one event and another. Sequence text structures tell of a process or event on a timeline and include identifying words such as "first," "then" and "finally." Compare and contrast text structures note the differences and similarities between two or more different objects, places, people or ideas.