Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text.
Create the following "Types of Text" brace map in your reading journals, You will then add the information about the 4 different types of text.
There are 4 main types of text.
Narrative writing is typically for fiction. Narrative means “story”. However, a “true story” is the retelling of a real event as a narrative.
Expository writing is “traditional” nonfiction. It is written to give a lot of facts and information about a topic(s). This needs to be read more slowly than a narrative. There is typically many text features (pictures, diagrams, charts, etc.) to help explain the information.
Technical writing gives information to perform a task. Usually written as a series of steps or directions that need to be read carefully, and completed in order. There often are pictures and diagrams to help visualize the steps.
Persuasive writing tries to convince the reader to believe in their opinion. This is considered nonfiction writing because the author usually uses many facts to help convince the reader.