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Compose written informational text - e.g., speech, report, procedure, functional text, presentation - clearly expressing a main idea with supporting details.  Utilize topic sentences, effective organization, transitions, vivid word choices, and specific supporting detail, including but not limited to the following: texts containing chronological order, procedural information, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, order of importance, problem and solution, exposition, argumentation.  Use exposition, argumentation, appropriate language, point of view, structure, irony, symbolism, allusion, figurative language, imagery, language/word choice, etc.  Compose responses to literature, position papers, and expository essays in the informative mode clearly expressing a main idea thoroughly developed by relevant supporting details, which are well elaborated and sufficient in number. 

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How to Write An Informative Essay
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This clip, made by a student for an English class, tells how to write an informative essay.  The narrator discusses the purpose of an informative essay, resources for information, choosing a topic, how to start the essay, and provides a link to help ... [more]
February 17, 2010 at 08:59 AM
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