15 terms

Informational Text - Set #2

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image
Description that appeals to the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste)
heading
divides the text into sections and explains what the sections will be about
informational text
a nonfiction text, written to share factual information
convey
to communicate
excerpt
(n.) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.;
quotations
a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker
italicized
Text that has a slanted appearance
summarize
give a brief statement of the main points of (something).
central idea
The most important point the author makes
subheading
a heading given to a subsection of a piece of writing.
technical term
a term that may or may not be widely used in ordinary conversation but that has a specific meaning within a particular field of knowledge
side bar
secondary story that runs alongside main story on the same topic
context
Words, events, or circumstances that help determine meaning.
diagram
a drawing intended to explain how something works
maps
a drawing or picture showing selected features of an area.