CScope. Key Academic Vocabulary. nonfiction. books/stories that are true and are about real things, people, events and places. Informational Text. gives information about a topic
Key Academic Vocabulary
books/stories that are true and are about real things, people, events and places
Expository text is nonfiction reading material. The intent of these written works is to inform or explain something to the reading audience.
Places where you can find expository text...
textbooks, encyclopedias, scientific books/journals, atlases, directions, guides, biographies, newspapers, etc…
the author’s most likely reason for writing the selection
EX. fictional stories, comics, poems, jokes, riddles
EX. news reports, research papers,, school news letters, pamphlets from health clinics
EX. advertisements, newspaper editorials, junk mail, posters
EX. journals, diaries, letters
hot and arid
features in text to help locate information
(title, table of contents, illustrations, photographs, bold text, italicized texts, charts, graphs)
an account of one’s personal life and experiences
A topicis a word or phrase that tells what the author is writing about in a paragraph.
The topic of a passage is a word or phrase that labels the subject but does not reveal the specific contents of the passage.
A FACT can be proven to be true.
contains value language--
An OPINION is what someone believes -it cannot be proven true or false.
Example: good, difficult, easy, beautiful, should, etc…
to reduce large sections of text to their essential points and main ideas
a vocabulary exercise in which an association between a concept and its attribute is present
Example: hot:cold as north:_______