About This Chapter
FSA-Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing - Chapter Summary
The intention behind most writings is to inform readers on various topics, ideas or information. Being able to convey that information in an accurate and concise manner will determine whether readers understand the message of the text. This chapter teaches students how to write informatively by examining:
- Definition and structure of an informative essay
- Writing objectively and precisely
- Introduction of topic information
- Organizing ideas, information and concepts
- Paragraph and writing structure
- Transition sentences and conclusions
- Evaluating of sources
Each video lesson in this FSA test prep course chapter details the essential elements of informative writing. This information will help your students study and practice this writing process so they will be adequately prepared for this portion of the FSA exam. Students will have the opportunity to review the video material with brief quizzes and a chapter exam to highlight any areas that need further practice.
FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Informative Writing Chapter Objectives
The Florida Standards Assessments are given to students in all grade levels from kindergarten to 12th grade to gauge if students are meeting the state's education standards. Students are tested in math, reading and writing. This FSA test prep chapter on informative writing is reflected in the writing stimulus portion of the exam. Students will be given a writing prompt where they will be asked to use informative/explanatory writing techniques in an essay on the topic provided. Students can draw from the knowledge they gained in this chapter to organize their ideas, correctly structure their sentences and paragraphs and properly use source information to clearly and accurately convey their message for the given topic.
1. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
2. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples
Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.
3. How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview
Here's a simple, surefire way to write an introduction for your paper, including a summary preview (or what some teachers call a thesis statement). This works for almost all papers, including definition, classification, comparison/contrast or cause/effect papers. Try this simple approach to set up your paper easily.
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!
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences
Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.
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.
9. 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.
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!
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Other chapters within the FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Test Prep & Practice course
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Understanding Diction & Tone
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Conventions of Standard English
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Acquiring & Using Vocabulary
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Interpreting Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Craft & Structure in Literature
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Comparing Literary Genres
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Key Ideas in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Structure in Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Analyzing Informational Text
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Narrative Writing
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Writing Clearly & Effectively
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Revising & Editing Written Work
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Effective Research Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Collaborative Communication
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Public Speaking Skills
- FSA - Grade 7 ELA Flashcards