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Reading for Info.

Informational writing strategies

A statement or piece of information that can be verified and proven to be true. fact
expresses a person's viewpoint and tells what the person feels, thinks, or believes opinion
consists of ideas or facts that are important and worth using-related to the topic essential information
consists of ideas, examples, anecdotes, and other details that are not directly connected to the main idea nonessential information
what he author is trying to accomplish through the writing - 4 basic purposes - inform, explain, entertain, and persuade author's purpose
strong feelings about a subject - writing that is slanted toward a particular opinion bias
biased or slanted information that is spread in order to influence the way a large group of people think and behave propaganda
to "read between the lines" to make connections using clues in the text and your personal knowledge and experience to draw reasonable conclusions about the meaning of the text inferences
the order in which events happen in a story chronological order
description used to help readers visualize someone or something in a story spatial order
one event takes place because of another cause / effect
similarities and differences between two things comparision / contrast
the most important information first, followed by the least or the least important information to the most important information order of importance
the most important idea about a topic main idea
facts, examples, reasons, data, and other ideas that support the main idea supporting deatails
Created by: maryfay