Reading strategies: Text types and purposes

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Text types

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Cito toets bij het eindexamen jouw kennis over tekststructuur

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 A few examples of 
different text types

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The vast majority can be split into 2 broad categories. 

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Two main categories:
Some texts sit in both camps e.g., literary nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.

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Factual texts you may find in a CITO final exam

newspaper article

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literary texts you may find in a CITO final exam

tale, short story or an excerpt from a novel
(from different genres: science fiction, suspense, romantic, horror, dystopian and more)
-part of a- biography
Once more, remember: some texts sit in both camps e.g., literary nonfiction, or creative nonfiction.

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Cito will focus on these 4 text purposes: 
  • Informative – Writing in which author’s purpose is to inform or explain the subject to the reader.
  • Persuasive – Writing that states the opinion of the writer and attempts to influence the reader.
  • Expressive- The writer wants to express his or her feelings, emotions (diary, poem etc.)
  • Narrative - The writer tells a story -fact or fiction- to entertain its reader

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Purpose and text types at a glance

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Answer the questions with text 3 -see next slide-

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ex 2017

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Answer the questions with text 6 -see next slide-

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Time to work on your weektask

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ex 2021
tv III

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The next slides are optional. 

Slide 12 provides a simple overview of how to decide on the purpose of a text
slide 14 provides a link to a great overview of literary genres, features and examples (be aware: much more than you need to know for your final exams)

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Looking for the writer's purpose? This will help.

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If you'd like to know more about the characteristics of each genre, go to the following slide and click on the link. It provides you with a most complete guide.

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