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1 Reading Functional Texts
When reading functional text, why is it important to question the information and understand details?

2 Student Objectives Locate specific information from functional text
Interpret details of functional text for a specific purpose

3 What is functional text?
Product information Manuals Directory Menu Schedule Pamphlet Warranties Search engine Sign Recipe Map legend Diagrams Procedures

4 What is the purpose of functional text?
Functional text helps the reader to: Follow directions Solve problems Perform procedures Answer questions

5 Product Information The purpose of product information is to give the consumer enough information to make an educated decision about their purchase.

6 Manuals (Technical – Service – Instruction)
A manual is a document containing instructions for installation, operation, use, maintenance, parts list, and support of a machine or system.

7 Directory A directory gives directions to a specific location using a map of the building or location.

8 Menu In a restaurant, a menu is a presentation of food and beverage offerings.

9 Schedule A plan for carrying out a process or procedure, giving lists of intended events and times

10 Pamphlet Pamphlets have multiple purposes for both businesses and personal uses. A company usually designs pamphlets for the purpose of informing clients of products and services. Political parties use pamphlet printing for relating their message to the public. A pamphlet, like a flyer, provides information for events such as weddings or church services, or are for simply informing the public of current issues.

11 Warranties a written guarantee given to the purchaser of a new appliance, automobile, or other item by the manufacturer or dealer, usually specifying that the manufacturer will make any repairs or replace defective parts free of charge for a stated period of time.

12 Search Engine A web search engine is designed to search for information on the World Wide Web. The search results are generally presented in a list of results often referred to as SERPS, or "search engine results pages". The information may consist of web pages, images, information and other types of files.

13 Sign Signs help give directions in a building, on the street, or on a map. Signs can identify a location such as a restaurant, store or school

14 Recipe A set of instructions for preparing a particular dish, including a list of the ingredients required.

15 Map Legend A map legend is the little box in the corner of the map.
It contains icons to tell you what is a city and what the populations are. It also contains icons to help you figure out what is an interstate or county road. You will also find a legend to assist you in figuring out mileage from one place to another.

16 Diagram A simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure, or workings of something

17 Procedure An established or official way of doing something.
The RULES set forth for a specific location.

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