English Language Arts (2021) Grade(s): 2


Identify the text structures within literary and informational texts, including cause and effect, problem and solution, and sequence of events.

Unpacked Content


Students know:
  • Literary and informational texts follow predictable structures.
  • Cause and effect text structure describes an event (the cause) and the consequence or result of the event (the effect).
  • Problem and solution text structure describes a problem and how the problem was solved or could be solved.
  • Sequence of events is the order of events within a text.


Students are able to:
  • Identify the text structure of literary texts.
  • Identify the text structure of informational texts.


Students understand that:
  • Identifying the text structure of literary and informational texts will set a purpose for their reading and improve their comprehension.


  • Text structures
  • Literary texts
  • Informational texts
  • Cause and effect
  • Problem and solution
  • Sequence of events