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Ch 5: Informational, Expository & Technical Texts

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Let us help you catch up on informational, expository and technical texts. In this chapter, you'll cover strategies for understanding and analyzing these types of texts.

Informational, Expository & Technical Texts - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons and quizzes to review different types of nonfiction texts. You'll cover the main features, purpose and structure of informational, expository and technical texts. After completing this chapter, you'll have covered the following elements related to these types of texts:

  • Characteristics of informational texts
  • Structure, main idea and purpose of informational texts
  • Types of expository texts
  • Features of technical texts
  • Identifying sequence of events
  • Summaries

Work through this chapter at your own pace, taking as much or as little time as you need to work through the lessons. The personal dashboard feature allows you to measure your progress and see what you still need to work on. Use the lesson quizzes and chapter exam to assess your proficiency in the lesson topics.

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Informational, Expository & Technical Texts
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What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Informational Text? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples

Informational text is nonfiction content that informs the reader about specific topics, and can be found in reading sources such as science books and instruction manuals. Explore the definition, characteristics, and examples of informational text and discover where it is found.

Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

2. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection

Determining the sequence of events or steps in a reading selection can help a reader to follow along accurately. Learn about the sequential pattern of organization, including the difference between a sequence of events and a sequence of steps, and explore an example of sequential structure.

How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

3. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection

Identifying the problem and solution in a reading selection can help the reader better comprehend and remember information. Learn how to identify the problem and solution in text, and then review a real-life problem and solution example.

Analyzing Structure in an Informational Text

4. Analyzing Structure in an Informational Text

The intentional structure of an informational text can promote understanding and support other goals of the writing. See different types of structures and how they are used in delivering informational content.

Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

5. Informational Texts: Main Idea, Purpose & Audience

Informational writing aids the transferring of information about another world and or human beings to an audience or individual. Learn about its main idea, purpose, audiences, procedural text, and biographies.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

6. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

A summary is a brief and concise statement that outlines the main points of a text. Learn how to write a summary, including some helpful tips and which pitfalls to avoid.

What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

7. What is Expository Text? - Definition, Types & Examples

Expository text provides facts to an audience through the use of a reliable source. In this lesson, dive into the definition of expository text, different types and examples, and how exposition can be combined with narrative.

Technical Text: Definition & Examples

8. Technical Text: Definition & Examples

Technical texts are educational texts that focus on a certain subject or practice, such as repair manuals. Explore the definition of technical texts and understand them through examples, such textbooks and the 'For Dummies' series.

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