Ch 6: Analyzing Informational Texts

About This Chapter

This chapter presents text and video lessons on the topic of analyzing informational texts. Take a look at examples of nonfiction, the contrasts between fact and opinion, and more.

Analyzing Informational Texts - Chapter Summary

Let our subject-matter experts present information to you about analyzing informational texts through the text and video lessons in this chapter. Examine the definition of nonfiction, and discover how to support your claims with reasoning and evidence. Look at lesson information that includes:

  • Main idea, purpose and audience of informational texts
  • Editorials, articles, speeches and more types of informational texts
  • Literary nonfiction
  • Essays, diaries and letters
  • Definition, devices and examples of rhetoric

Lessons are short and each comes with a quiz you can take for assessing how well you understood the material covered. You can submit questions you have directly to a Study.com expert.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Analyzing Informational Texts
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What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

1. What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples

There are a wide variety of genres of literature, but most can be separated into two categories. Watch this video lesson to learn about one of those categories: nonfiction.

Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

2. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

This lesson describes what is and is not informational text. You'll discover the purpose, features, and audience of informational text. You'll also explore examples of informational text.

Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

3. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More

Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.

Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More

4. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More

Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.

What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

5. What is Rhetoric? - Definition, Devices & Examples

If you don't read this lesson, you'll never understand what rhetoric means! That may or may not be true; it's probably just hyperbole. Read about the different definitions of rhetoric and some of its most popular means of persuasion.

Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

6. Determining Facts vs. Opinion in a Text

This lesson will explain how to distinguish between fact and opinion. We'll define the two terms, learn how to determine whether a statement is a fact or an opinion, and practice this skill.

How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence

7. How to Support Your Claims in Writing With Reasoning and Evidence

What makes an essay persuasive? How can you convince people that your position is the stronger side? In this lesson, we'll explore reasons and evidence and how to use them in a persuasive essay to convince others to support your side.

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