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factual text types that give a point of view. They are used to influence or persuade others. Factual text Purpose Features Examples type exposition gives reasons begins with a sentence that gives a point of a team’s for a point of view on a topic argument for a view to try and lists the arguments giving reasons and evidence debate convince others for them of it uses convincing language eg ‘will damage’ instead of ‘may damage’ discussion gives different begins with some background information Should cars be points of leading to the issue banned from view in order lists arguments for and against, giving evidence the inner city? to make an for different points of view informed conclusion might sum up both sides or decision recommend one point of view For more homework help, tips and info sheets go to © Owned by State of NSW through the Department of Education and Communities 2011. This
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Literary texts Literary text Purpose Features Examples type literary describes describes characteristic features of the description of a description people, subject, eg physical appearance, behaviour character or setting characters, often forms part of other pieces of writing within a story places, events and things in an imaginative way literary retells events begins with background information, eg A recount of a recount from novels, character, time, place traditional story, eg plays, films describes the events in time order The Gingerbread and personal may end with a personal comment about Man. experiences to the characters or events A humorous entertain others and creatively interpreted recount of an ordinary incident that actually took place. personal gives a personal describes how you feel about a novel, film, What did you like response opinion on a book or play about that artwork novel, play or lists what did and did not appeal to you and why? Describe film, referring to may comment on some of the features of why you do or do parts within the the writing not like this story/ passage poem.
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review summarises, describes how features (eg characters, plot, commentary on a analyses and language features, humour etc) may or may film, play, book etc assesses the not appeal appeal of a novel, play or film, to a broader audience narrative tells a story the scene is set in a time and place and picture books, using a series of characters are introduced cartoons, mystery, events usually has a problem that is addressed fantasy, adventure, may contain a message for the reader science fiction, historical fi ction, fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, plays TEXT TYPES Before we start to write we need to be clear about the purpose of our writing. Writing for a specific purpose has its own particular language and structure or ‘text type'. There are three broad text types: Literary texts Factual texts Persuasive texts
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