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Informational Text Genres

Informational Text Genres

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biography
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detailed description or account of a person's life
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diary or journal
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entries (usually handwritten) arranged by date, detailing what occurred that day or over a period
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essay
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short composition that details an author's argument
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autobiography
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detailed description or account written about one's own life
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speech
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a speaker's public address
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textbook
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manual used to teach a specific subject
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dictionary
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provides definitions of words listed in alphabetical order
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thesaurus
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provides groups of synonyms for words
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encyclopedia
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provides basic information on many subjects; usually arranged alphabetically
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almanac
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an annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data
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atlas
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book of maps or charts
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user's guide
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manual that provides directions to guide readers through a task or system
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news article
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a short piece of journalism reporting news
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