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Expository Text: Just the Basics
Expository text is used to inform the reader, to offer new information, or to persuade the reader. Expository text is organized in ways to arrange and connect ideas and to help readers locate and organize information in the text.
Examples of Expository Text
Features of Expository Text
Some expository texts include maps, charts, graphs, and images with captions to enhance the meaning and understanding of the text.
- fact: a truth known by actual experience or observation; something known to be true
- opinion: a personal view, attitude, or appraisal
- assertion: a positive statement or declaration, often without support or reason
- commonplace assertion: an assertion that is held to be true by most people but not backed up with facts
Term Example Statements:
FACT: Mrs. Rooks's reading classes are learning about expository text.
OPINION: Mint chocolate chip ice cream is better than Rocky Road ice cream.
ASSERTION: Middle school prepares students for high school.
COMMONPLACE ASSERTION: Milk does a body good.