What is a Functional Text? - Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is an example of a functional text?

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1. What is the BEST way to describe the purpose of most functional texts?

2. You need to find out how to use your new microwave's defrost setting. Which of the following is a quality you will be eager to find in the microwave instruction manual?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combination to quickly assess your knowledge of functional texts. You will need to be aware of the purpose, parts, and examples of functional text to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • The intent of functional texts
  • Components of this type of writing
  • Examples of functional texts

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer a question about a desired quality of an instructional manual
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read accurate information concerning functional texts and interpret it correctly
  • Reading Comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on functional texts

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled What is a Functional Text? - Definition & Examples can help you explore this topic even more. It will go over:

  • Examples of functional texts
  • The definition of functional text
  • The typical format and design of functional texts