What does very informative mean?
Today we’re going to talk about informative writing. What does very informative mean? Now, what is informative writing is writing meant to teach the reader about a topic or idea. Now, this is a bit easy to remember because the word informative actually has the word inform! in it which means to officially tell someone about something or give them information. Which is exactly what you do in informative writing. So in order to inform someone about a topic, you’re going to need a lot of facts and details.
Here’s an example of informative writing from fourth-grader writing about giant pandas. Now we’ll talk about this writing, in particular, more later! now let’s talk about it! some more examples of informative writing here’s sally here now she’s been asked to write informative writing! and she starts brainstorming some ideas she comes up with oh maybe.
Four of these are great informative writing topics, whoa we better get out of here. Now let’s talk about what is not informative writing because it can get a little confusing let’s say Sally wants to write about elephants! but she wants to write about a time when she saw an elephant on vacation. This is more of a personal narrative than it is informative writing! though she might be giving details about elephants in the writing it’s more of a personal narrative instead if she was to write about elephants and where their habitat is and what they like to eat that would be.
Writing now is everywhere for all kinds of topics! for example, earth turtles rock volcanoes basketball all of these are examples of informative writings. These are all non-fiction but that doesn’t mean that all non-fiction is these are all informative! because they all teach about the topic with facts and details there are no opinions in these. whoa let’s keep going now that you’ve seen a couple of examples of info books.
Let’s see if you can spot the info books here these are the informational books! the national geographic and the dolphin’s book. These three are fiction books and though I survived looks like it might be info writing it’s actually historical fiction it’s about the titanic but the characters are fictional inside of it.
Therefore the only info writings are the national geography and the dolphins now let’s look back at that giant pandas writing from earlier let’s look at the text features that info writing has that other writings don’t have for example subtopics these three bolded topics.
These are called subtopics furthermore you’ll find photos maps graphs etc. That will tell more about the topic and this helps the reader to understand more of what the author is writing about sources.
The author gets their information from maybe part of the source is themselves and their experiences but authors also use different sources like here they used a science website or dexters those are sources and this is important because if you don’t write the sources at the bottom it’s considered stealing the information from others it’s a fancy word called plagiarism and lastly if you were to read all three of these subtopic paragraphs you’ll find in info writing.