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Vocabulary

Authors purpose

is the reason an author decides to write about a specific topic. Then, once a topic is selected, the author must decide whether his purpose for writing is to inform, persuade, entertain, or
explain his ideas to the reader.

Major ideas

important information that tells more about the overall idea of a paragraph or section of a text.

Informational text

: a broad category of texts used in stage one. Informational texts are those produced to impart information, or viewed or read to gain information. Texts such as, but not limited to, job guides and information supplied on particular topics, such as in text books and grammar books and instructional films, fall into this category.

Point

Idea or opinion it usually stated in one sentence

Support

Evidence that backs up the opinion

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