Interpreting Graphics in Expository Texts


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1. Which of the following is representative of a type of graphic commonly used in expository texts?

2. A drawing or a sketch used in an expository text is _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Graphics are commonly used in expository texts, such as textbooks, to help people better understand the information being presented. The following quiz questions will help you identify the different types of graphics that are commonly used and how they can enhance a student's learning experience.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These interactive practice questions will test you on:

  • Text that presents facts and information
  • Examples of graphics used in expository texts
  • Drawings or sketches used in expository texts
  • Graphics used to present data
  • Graphics used to show the passage of time on a continuum

Skills Practiced

Skills you will use include:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of expository texts to answer questions about the types of graphics they commonly use
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on graphics in expository texts
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to differentiate the various types of expository text graphics

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this concept, check out the related lesson called Interpreting Graphics in Expository Texts. This lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Learn why we use graphics are used in expository texts
  • Assess several examples of graphics and how they can be interpreted
  • Recognize the different types of expository text graphics