Common Core espouses six major text structures. But in truth there are many more.
Nearly all life stories have a sequence structure, but expository nonfiction can have just about any text structure you can think of. As I describe in the revision timeline I created for Can an Aardvark Bark?, finding the right text structure is the most challenging and most creative part of writing expository nonfiction.
Identifying the best text structure often goes hand in hand with selecting a text format, which I’ll be talking about after school vacation.