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1 Types of TextOctober Kindly contributed by Samantha Dowd, Wigan.Search for Samantha onPlease refer to the download page for this resource on skillsworkshop for detailed curriculum links and related resources.October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.Curriculum links and teaching notesL1 Functional English and Adult Literacy.
2 Types of textOctober Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
3 Lesson objective By the end of this session you will be able to: Correctly identify the 4 types of textList at least 2 features of each of the 4 different textsOctober Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
4 What is a text?Task:Think of the types of text that you read as part of your course and also in your spare time. How many can you list?October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
5 Types of textEach text that you have mentioned has a purpose (has a reason for being written)They can be:InstructiveInformativePersuasiveDescriptiveOctober Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
6 Instructive texts (a text that instructs you or tells you how to do something) Examples include:RecipeTraining planManualPossible features of instructive texts:Use ‘must’ or ‘must not’Short sentencesUse bullet points or numbersUse pictures to help your understandingRun to the end of the road. Turn left. Run to the corner, then stop.October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
7 Informative texts ( a text that wants to advise or tell you something) Examples include:A newspaper article about a post match reportA website giving information about a band/team/eventFeatures of informative texts are:Avoid repetitionGive factsProvide information in a clear wayIn today’s lesson you will learn about 4 different types of textOctober Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
8 Persuasive texts (created to make you do something) Examples include:AdvertCharity eventJoining a gymFeatures of persuasive texts are:Text in capital lettersExclamation marksRepeated wordsSPECIAL OFFER! Buy today! MISS IT OR MISS OUT!October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
9 Descriptive texts (a text that want you to picture or imagine something) Examples include:Novels such as Harry PotterSong lyricsFeatures of descriptive texts are:Using comparisons to help picture the scene (something is ‘like’ something else)Employ the reader’s five sensesHe ran so fast, as fast as lightening strikes.October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
10 Texts - ActivityRefer back to the list of documents you made at the start.What types of text are they?October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
11 Texts - Activity Look at the texts provided In your groups decide what type of texts they are and put them under the correct heading.October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
12 Objectives recapped What are the 4 types of texts? Provide 2 examples of each type of textName 2 features of a persuasive textName 2 features of an instructive textOctober Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
13 Skimming Used to identify main points and ideas from a text You skim a text to obtain the gist - the overall sense - of a piece of writing. This can help you decide whether to read it more slowly and in more detail.How do you skim read?Read the title, subtitles and subheadings to find out what the text is about.Look at the illustrations to give you more information about the topic.Read the first and last sentence of each paragraph.Don’t read every word or every sentence. Let your eyes skim over the text and look out for key words.Continue to think about the meaning of the text.October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.
14 ScanningYou scan a text to obtain specific information. For example, to find a particular number in a telephone directory.For these tasks you don’t need to read or understand every word.Use clues on the page, such as headings and titles, to help you.In a dictionary or phone book, use the header words to help you scan. You can find these in bold type at the top of each page.Many texts list things in alphabetical order from A to Z. These include everyday materials, such as the phone book or indexes to books and catalogues.October Kindly contributed to by Samantha Dowd.