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  1. Functional Text What is functional Text?

  2. Definition Functional text is used for everyday information. It is called functional because it helps you function in your day-to-day life.

  3. Everyday Examples • If I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies, I would read and follow a recipe. • If I wanted to know my friend's phone number, I might search for it online (DEX online). • If my English teacher gave a test, I would need to know how to read and follow the directions carefully.

  4. Everyday examples cont. • If you were going on a road trip and needed to know how to get there, you would use a … • If you were registering for classes through City of Chandler, you would need … • If you were going to see a movie and wanted to know when it started, you would look …

  5. Internet Atlas Almanac Dictionary Phone Book Encyclopedia Newspaper Magazine Thesaurus Menu Recipes Road maps Academic and Everyday Examples

  6. Four types/categories of functional text

  7. Reading to Follow Directions (F.D.) • Road maps • Recipes • Bus schedules • Manuals • Hobby/craft instructions • Game directions • Building/street signs • First aid instructions

  8. Reading to Gain Information (G.I.) • Menus • Movie ads • Sports info. • Temperature charts • TV schedule • School schedule • Want ads/classifieds • Food labels • Store flyers/ads

  9. Reading to Use References (U.R.) • Dictionary • Thesaurus • Glossary/index • Phone directory/yellow pages • Job manual • City services directory • Table of contents

  10. Reading to Fill Out Forms (F.O.F.) • Club memberships (Costco) • Subscriptions • Resumes/job applications • School forms (registrations, emergency card) • Banking forms • Contest/puzzle entries • Library card application • Book club order forms

  11. Questions Which examples of functional text do you think would be most useful in your life (as a teen)? Why is functional text important?