Reading: Types of texts

When you read something, it helps to know what type of text it is and why it was written.

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Types of text includes:

  • Information about different text types: persuasive, instructive, informative and descriptive
  • Strategies for recognising each type
  • Common features of forms

Downloadable Factsheets

What is she reading?
Filling in forms
After filling in a form
Understanding different types of texts
Recognising different types of text
Descriptive texts
Informative texts
Instructive texts
Persuasive texts

Downloadable Worksheets

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Identifying different types of text
Identifying commonly used terms

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