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Reading and Informational Terms

Fact and Opinion A facts a statement that can be proved true or false, an opinion express a personal belief or feeling.
Fallacious Reasoning Fallacious Reasoning is a false reasoning
5W-HOW? The 5W are who? what? when? where? why? and how?
Generalization A broad statement that covers several particular situations.
Graphic Features Graphic Features are design elements in a text.
Images Descriptive writing appeals to the senses of create mental images, pictures in reader's mind.
Inference An educated guess, conclusion that makes sense because it is supported by evidence.
Instructional Manuals Tell you how to operate a specific device.
KWL Chart Way to focus your reading and record what you learn.
Main Idea The most important point or focus of passage.
Newspapers Informational texts that present facts about current events.
Objective Writing Objective writing sticks to the facts.
Outlining informational text can help you identify main ideas and understand how they related to one another.
Predictions Guessing what will happen next in a narrative text.
Propaganda Organized attempt to influence a large audience of readers, listeners or watchers.
Purposes of texts A purpose for a written text, to inform, to persuade, to express feelings or to entertain.
Reading Rate The speed at which you read a text.
Retelling A reading strategy that helps you identify and remember events that advance the plot of a story.
SQ3R Abbreviation for reading and study strategy that takes place in five steps, survey, question, read, retell, review.
Signs briefest informational texts you see.
Stereotyping Referring to all members of a group as if they were all the same.
Subjective Writing Writing that reveals and emphasize the writer's personal feelings and opinions.
Summarizing resting the main ideas or major events in a text.
Text Structure basic ways writers structure informational texts such as cause and effect chronological order and comarison and contrast
Textbooks informational texts written to help students learn about a subject
Writer's Perspective The way person looks at a subject.
Created by: carolina121