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Text Structure SOAPSTone, Informational vs. Literary Text.

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1 Text Structure SOAPSTone, Informational vs. Literary Text

2 Informational Text Structure (Notes) Examples of Informational Text Essays, articles, columns, editorials, manuals, textbooks, letters, etc… Purposes Inform, explain, describe, argue, persuade

3 EXTERNAL (format/layout) INTERNAL (organization/presentation of ideas) Title/Subtitles Introduction Body Paragraphs/Sections Conclusion Headings Citations Thesis / Central claim Supporting arguments/examples Concluding ideas

4 Narrative Text Structure (aka. Fiction or Literary Texts) Examples of Narrative Texts Novels, short stories, plays, memoirs, etc… Purposes Narrate, entertain, describe, develop, themes

5 EXTERNAL (format/layout) INTERNAL (organization) Title Chapters (novels) Dialogue Exposition – beginning of story when characters and setting are introduced Rising Action – central conflict is developed through sequence of events (conflicts) that propel the plot forward Climax – the most intense moment in a story that needs to be resolved Falling Action – sequence of events that lead to resolution Resolution – the outcome of the conflict presented by the climax


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