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INFORMATIONAL
TEXT:
Writing the
Objective
Summary
What is informational text?
 It
is non-fiction writing, meaning it is based
in reality.
 It includes biographies, memoirs,
newspaper articles, magazine articles,
etc.
 It is the basis for the Common Core
Curriculum and the central writing of the
benchmark exams and the PARCC exam
that you will take to graduate.
What should I look for when I
read informational text?
 Title
 Main
points
 Sub-headings
 Experts and statistics
 Reasons and logic
 Structure
 Patterns/motifs
What are the steps to write
about informational text?
 STEP
1: Read article, highlighting or underlining
only one or two phrases or clauses per
paragraph.
 STEP 2: Write a summary based on your
recognition of pattern, structure and meaning of
the article—try to cover only major points.
Instead of relying on quotes, use paraphrasing
instead.
 STEP 3: Check to make sure you have answered
the following: What? Who? Where? When? How?
Why?
What should I look for when I
read informational text?
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Title: “Candy Crush Saga: The Science Behind Our
Addiction”
Main points: “first game ever to be no.1”
Sub-headings: “It makes you wait”
Experts and statistics: “Tommy Palm, one of the
games designers”
Reasons and logic: “You always want what you can’t
have”
Structure: “What the King team did to get us hooked”
Patterns/motifs: “candy”, “rewards”, “distraction”
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