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Study informational text types & features

TermDefinition
recipe lists ingredients of meals and explains how to prepare them
biography story of someone's life written by another person
autobiography story of someone's life written by that person
atlas a book of maps often including illustrations, tables, and charts
memoir a written description or story of a personal experience
essay a written description of a single subject
speech something that is written but meant to be delivered in front of an audience
historical document contains important information about a person, place, or event which occurred in the past
interview a meeting between people with questions and answers to obtain information
official document expresses an agreement or right, a contract, or relationship
first hand account a description of an event by someone who was actually there
newspaper article discusses current or recent news of general interest
magazine article something written about a specific topic of interest in a monthly or weekly publication
menu a document which provides meal choices, descriptions, and prices at a restaurant
brochure a booklet containing advertising material
diary a daily record of personal activities and feelings
textbook a book used in the study of a certain subject
email messages sent and received through a computer
web page an information resource on the internet
manual a step by step guide about how to do something or put something together
encyclopedia a publication that gives information on various topics in alphabetical order
summary a short version of what your read put into your own words
author's purpose the reason why an author wrote what they wrote
audience who reads what is written by the author
text organization how the text is put on the page (with headings, captions, in sections or columns, etc)
heading a bolded title for sections in a text which explains what each section is about
table of contents a list at the beginning of a book which give chapter titles and page numbers
index a list at the end of a book which gives subject names and page numbers alphabetically
bold typed words on a page which look darker than other words
underline typed words which have a line underneath them
italics typed words which lean to the right side
diagram/table/chart/graph may be found in informational text to give more information about the subject (numbers, statistics, etc)
photograph/illustration a picture found in informational text which helps the reader understand the content of the text
fact information which can be proven or checked
opinion information which is based on someone's feelings or viewpoint & cannot be checked
glossary a section in the back of a book which lists important words and their definitions
chronological order written in the order in which things happened in time
Created by: teacherfinney2