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Ch 13: 9th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing

About This Chapter

Students can use these lessons to learn about informative and technical writing. This chapter benefits students who have fallen behind in their classes or those who are preparing to take an exam on the mechanics of writing.

Informative & Technical Writing - Chapter Summary

To write well, it is important to understand the basics of writing, such as sentence structure and grammar. As students learn to specialize in their writing, they must comprehend the nuances of different types of writing. This chapter has been designed to teach high school students about the mechanics involved in informative and technical writing.

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  • Write an informative essay
  • Use the five-paragraph essay structure
  • Craft topic sentences, thesis statement, and main ideas
  • Organize and categorize info, ideas, and concepts
  • Define proper sources and evaluate credibility of sources
  • Explain the organizational structures of expository writing
  • Create strong transitional sentences
  • Use precise language in essays
  • Write with an objective and formal tone
  • Draft effective conclusions
  • Create compare and contrast essays
  • Relate the uses for technical communication
  • Write business letters

13 Lessons in Chapter 13: 9th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
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How to Write an Informative Essay

1. How to Write an Informative Essay

Many struggle with writing an essay. Where do you begin? What do you include? This lesson describes a step-by-step process for writing an informative essay.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

2. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

3. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

4. Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information

In this lesson, you will learn clear, simple ways to group your ideas together. First, you'll figure out what the paper is about, and then the rest is easy!

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

5. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

When writing an essay, you will often be asked to utilize appropriate sources for evidence, including facts and definitions. In this video, we will talk about the ways we can utilize and evaluate sources and evidence.

Organizational Features of Expository Texts

6. Organizational Features of Expository Texts

Reading an expository text can seem like an intimidating ordeal. Read this lesson to find out how to use specific features of expository text to help you understand the material.

How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

7. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

Transitions are the words and sentences that tie a work of writing together. They guide the reader from idea to idea, making connections that turns pieces into a whole. Find out more in this lesson.

The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

8. The Importance of Using Precise Language in Writing

The simple tips in this lesson will help your writing come to life. Learn how to choose particular nouns and verbs that are active or that show precise states of being, perfect modifiers, and, as an added bonus, a very powerful writing tool: similes.

Writing in a Formal & Objective Tone

9. Writing in a Formal & Objective Tone

This lesson discusses tools that help to create a formal and objective writing tone. It will explain the processes of using appropriate language, avoiding slang, writing in the third person, and employing the passive voice.

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

10. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!

Compare & Contrast Essay: Definition, Topics & Examples

11. Compare & Contrast Essay: Definition, Topics & Examples

This lesson explains what it is to write a compare and contrast essay. For the student who needs to describe two subjects, a compare and contrast essay offers the opportunity to explore the similarities and differences of a topic.

Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose

12. Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose

Technical communication is a part of almost every job. This video provides the definition and purpose of technical communication, and explains why technical communication is important for businesses and consumers.

Components of a Business Letter

13. Components of a Business Letter

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to write a formal business letter that you can use to write official letters to businesses. This is also the type of letter you will write when you are sending out your resume to businesses.

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