WRITING

Text Types and Purposes

  1. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
    1. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    2. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
    3. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
    4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    5. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
4.1 Text Types and Purposes
Lesson B

Write Informative/Explanatory Texts

Explanatory writing presents information about a topic. It helps readers learn more about a topic or understand a process. Click on each lesson below to learn how to write explanatory pieces.