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    • Expository Text Features
    • WHAT IS EXPOSITORY TEXT?Non-fiction (True!)InformativeAnalyticalDescriptiveIt can be…boringExpository text can range from many categories including history,science, sports, biographies, and any other non-fiction source. By theend of this lesson, all of you should be able to explain expository textand identify the various features that help when reading expository text.
    • WHERE IS IT FOUND?Expository text can be found in many different informational resources including:Academic websites TextbooksAlmanacs
    • WHERE IS IT FOUND? (CONTINUED)Encyclopedias NewspapersBiographies As well as any other non fiction text. If you are learning, it’s probably expository!
    • HOW TO READ EXPOSITORY TEXTLook for expository text features, or “clues,” that will help you to understand thereading material. Some features are: PhotographsHeadlines and titles Captions (Often appear below pictures) 1 Footnotes 1 A footnote appears at the bottom of a text beside a number (in order), and tends to provide background information on a subject, or provides references as to where material was gathere
    • FEATURES (CONTINUED) Graphs and tablesMaps Table of Contents
    • CONTINUED…Bolded words • Bullets or symbols Glossary
    • FEATURES EXPLAINED
    • PRACTICE! IDENTIFY THE FEATURES IN 1 THIS SAMPLE TEXT1 Source for all text and the picture of Jefferson material, and to see more examples of expository text features: http://www.history.org/Almanack/people/bios/biojeff1.cfm
    • PRACTICE! IDENTIFY THE FEATURES IN THIS SAMPLE TEXT 11 Source for text, map, and photograph regarding ancient Rome, and for further examples if expository text/historical information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/romans/the_roman_army/
    • REVIEWExplain why the Thomas Jefferson biography excerpt and the historical information on the Romans is expository text. Because it’s non-fiction informational text. (It’s true!)