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Expository Text

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Kimberly McCalla

on 24 February 2013

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Transcript of Expository Text

Chronological Order Cause & Effect 2013 2009 2010 2011 2012 Problem & Solution 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Compare = Similarities Used when the author wants
to explain the similarities and
differences between two or
more items. Contrast = Differences Indicators:
Both, Either, But, Neither,
Alike, Different, etc. The 'How' What is Expository Text? Expository text is a type of non-fiction writing where the purpose is to inform, describe, explain, or define the author's subject to the reader. Used when the
author wants
to present a
problem and
varying solutions. -Problem & Solution
-Cause & Effect
-Chronological Order
-Compare & Contrast
-Descriptive
-Sequential Indicators:
Question,
Dilemma,
Resolution,
Problem,
Answer,
Etc. Used to explain the order in which things occur. Used whenever the author wants
to explain how something happens.
When information is listed in
step-by-step instructions. Indicators:
Step 1, Step 2, First, Second, etc. Descriptive When the author makes a
statement and then backs it
up with several details. Expository Text Used when the author wants to explain how one event leads to another. Indicators:
cause, effect, as a result,
consequently, so, etc. Indicators: First, Next, Later, Then, Finally, etc. Compare & Contrast The Art of Information Expository text is written using different types of
text structure.
Text Structure is how the author organizes the
information that they are presenting in the text. Types of Organization Indicators:
One reason, Another reason,
For example, Such as, etc. Sequential Order
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