Expository Text: It explains to the reader how to do something without having prior knowledge.
The Important Parts:
- It has true facts
- You can learn something new
- You can read it for pleasure or to do research (Isn’t that an interesting observation?)
- Title, Index, Glossary, Headings (we decided to call these ways to organize the text)
- Diagrams, Photographs, Captions, Bold Words etc. (we agreed that we learned important information with these features too)
- The author can be talking to you
- It is about a lot of different topics
What it’s Not:
- A story
- Made up
- Scientific books
Non-Fiction text: Writing that deals with real events and people. Characters, settings, and events must be true. The information cannot be changed by the writer’s imagination.
- Magazine articles
Hybrid Texts: A Mix one or more genres in new ways.
“Salt in His Shoes” The story of Michael Jordan’s childhood. (a mix of biography, fiction, and theme texts)
Fictional Texts: Books that contain a made up story from the author, or stories that are not true. Usually has chapters or is part of a series of books that contain make belief things.