Organizational Features of Expository Texts


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What is an expository text?

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1. Which organizational feature will give definitions for vocabulary?

2. You are reading a textbook and cannot figure out the meaning of a graph. Which feature will explain that image?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several features included in expository texts that help the reader quickly find and understand information. With these quiz questions, you'll get plenty of practice identifying these different tools and understanding how they're used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions in these assessments test:

  • The definition of an expository text
  • What feature provides definitions for vocabulary words
  • Which feature helps you contextualize an image
  • The feature that tells you exactly where to find specific information
  • How a footnote and an endnote differ

Skills Practiced

Skills tested in this quiz include:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about expository writing to answer questions about its conventional organization
  • Reading comprehension - be sure to draw most important information from the related lesson on the organization of expository texts
  • Distinguishing differences - understand the differences between the various types of organizational features

Additional Learning

If you would like to obtain more information about how texts are organized, read the lesson titled Organizational Features of Expository Texts. Objectives explored in this lesson include:

  • Understand the function of the table of contents
  • Learn how headers and subtitles are used in expository texts
  • Recognize additional features that are commonly used to organize expository texts