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What is a Technical Text?


This engaging volume introduces readers to the world of technical texts and their uses and is aligned with grade 2 Common Core ELA-Literacy standards. Students learn about the purposes and types of technical texts, and actually analyze sample texts. They review experiments, recipes, and crafts, and compare and contrast the examples. They also discover how specific images contribute to and clarify texts. In an activity section, readers are given the opportunity to write their own technical text. Vocabulary boxes explain "diagrams," "format," "charts," "data," and "warning boxes." Sidebars profile noteworthy writers, including Aristotle, Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, and Martha Stewart.

Series: The Britannica Common Core Library II Series

Interest Level: Grades 2-5

Guided Reading Level: O

Lexile Level: 820

ISBN: 9781622756728 (Print)  9781622756759 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2015       

Pages: 32

Includes Teacher's Notes

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