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Expository/ Informational Writing

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Amy Pascoe

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Expository/ Informational Writing

What is Expository/ Informational Writing? To inform their reader about the topic What is the author's purpose? Expository writing is one of the most formulaic kinds of writing.

•The main idea is clearly stated or implied
•The main idea is developed and supported by essential facts.
•The facts are presented in a clear, orderly way.
•The presentation is directed toward a specific audience
The information is all factual with no opinions or persuasive language.
The author uses words specific to that topic. For example: point guard would be specific to basketball. What type of writing is used in an Expository/Informational text? 1. Description:
The author describes a topic by listing characteristics, features, and examples

2. Sequence:
The author lists items or events in numerical or chronological order.

3. Comparison:
The author explains how two or more things are alike and/or how they are different.

4. Cause and Effect:
The author lists one or more causes and the resulting effect or effects.

5.Problem and Solution:
The author states a problem and lists one or more solutions for the problem. A variation of this pattern is the question- and-answer format in which the author poses a question and then answers it.

What types of text structures can an expository/ informational text have? How do you read an expository/informational text? Expository writing is a mode of writing in which the purpose of the author is to inform, explain, describe, or define his or her subject to the reader. Examples of expository texts are
scientific books/journals
newspapers What is the point of view of an expository text? Third Person Objective- Third person objective point of view means the narrator describes only what can be seen, not what is going on inside the heads of the characters. The narrator also does not include opinions or biased information. What is the tone of the paper? Formal, academic, usually serious and completely unbiased Before Reading:
Use an anticipated guide
Use K-W-L
Use word webs
Use previewing, skimming and scanning techniques

During Reading:
Marking and highlight
Retell/ Summarize sections
Make double-entry journals
After Reading you should be able to:
answer questions
complete a graphic organizer
explain details
make judgments about topic
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