Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience


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Which of the following would be considered informational text?

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1. Which of the following best describes the purpose of informational text?

2. You're searching online for how to play guitar and you stumble on an article describing the different types of guitars. The article you found is an example of which of the following:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are informational texts formatted? What are among the best examples of an informational text? You will successfully complete this quiz/worksheet assessment if you are familiar with this type of information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment is designed to measure your ability to:

  • Identify an example of an informational text based on the definition supplied in the lesson
  • Describe the purpose of an informational text
  • Note what an article describing different types of guitars would exemplify
  • Recognize an example of an informational text
  • Discuss the formatting mostly seen in informational texts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the purpose of an informational text
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding the formatting of informational texts
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of informational texts

Additional Learning

If you are seeking to find out more about this topic, you will find detailed information in the lesson titled Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience. This lesson provides further discussions about:

  • Which category informational texts are categorized under
  • How informational texts are written compared to biographies
  • Why instructions are not considered to be informational texts
  • Why people refer to informational texts
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