How do composer's convey meaning in texts?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Exploring Ways Authors Use Text Structures to Convey Meaning

    • Author’s Purpose: The author’s intent either to inform or teach someone about something, to entertain people, or to persuade or convince the audience to do or not do something.

    • Headings, Graphics, and Charts: Any visual cues on a page of text that offer additional information to guide the reader’s comprehension. Headings typically are words or phrases in bold print that indicate a topic or the theme of a portion of text; graphics may be photographs, drawings, maps, or any other pictorial representation; charts (and tables or graphs) condense data into a series of rows, lines, or other shortened lists.

    • Informational Text: It is nonfiction, written primarily to convey factual information. Informational texts comprise the majority of printed material adults read (e.g., textbooks, newspapers, reports, directions, brochures, technical manuals, etc.).

    • Expository Text: Text written to explain and convey information about a specific topic. Contrasts with narrative text.

    • Problem/Solution: An organizational structure in nonfiction texts, where the author typically presents a problem and possible solutions to it.

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