Expository Text Features

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Expository Text Features

  1. 1. Expository Text Features
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. WHERE IS IT FOUND?Expository text can be found in many different informational resources including:Academic websites TextbooksAlmanacs
  4. 4. WHERE IS IT FOUND? (CONTINUED)Encyclopedias NewspapersBiographies As well as any other non fiction text. If you are learning, it’s probably expository!
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. FEATURES (CONTINUED) Graphs and tablesMaps Table of Contents
  7. 7. CONTINUED…Bolded words • Bullets or symbols Glossary
  8. 8. FEATURES EXPLAINED
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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/
  11. 11. 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!)

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