Informative Writing Part 3

Lesson Intention

Students will identify and explore the language features of informative texts.

Success Criteria

You will know you have been successful when you can:

# Identify the language features used in an informative report.

 


Instructions

Group Reading Task – (1 paragraph each)

Caitlin, Emma, Clancy, Dakota, Abi

Reading Task -What-are-Earthquakes

  1. Read the text ‘What are Earthquakes?’
  2. Complete the Questions on page 3.
  3. Answer the questions below in blog comments.

  • What type of words are used in this text?
  • Why do you think the author chose these types of words?
  • If these words were removed from the text, what might be the effect of this?

 

4 thoughts on “Informative Writing Part 3

  1. Some of the words out of a text are after-shock, magnitude, earthquakes, geologist, tectonic plates, focus, Richter scale, epicentre foreshocks, seismic and fault lines. Most of these are descriptive words. Because They are describing what happens in an earthquake.

    The author chose these words as they are all used to describe earthquakes and how they happen.

    If these words were removed we wouldn’t understand what the authors is trying to tell us.

  2. What type of words are used in this text?
    The words in the text are descriptive, for example… crunches, results, shaking, minor.
    If these words were removed from the text, what might be the effect of this?
    If the words were removed from the text, it would of been harder for us to get a good understanding from parts of this text.

    Why do you think the author chose these types of words?
    I think the author chose these words because the text about earthquakes needs that type of descriptive words.

  3. 1. The author used technical words like crust,epicentre, foreshock seismic waves, Aftershock, Seismograph.

    2. The author chose these words because they were earthquake words.

    3. If these words were removed from the text we will not understand the topic.

  4. #WhatTypeOfWordsAreUsedInThisText
    Scientific words and terms such as the tectonic plates, the epicentre, the focus, foreshocks, after-shocks and earthquakes.

    #WhyDoYouThinkTheAuthorChoseAllTheseWords
    Because it is a informative text the author use these words to inform people.

    #IfTheseWordsWereRemovedFromTheTextWhatMightBeTheEffectOfThis
    If the author removed these words from the text it wouldn’t be a very good informative text.

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