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A text that informs the reader about key events and important people from the past.
What is historical text?
100
Game rules, manual, instructions, directions, how-to book/blog.
What is technical text?
100
Sunflowers are very fast growing plants. The tallest sunflower is 27 feet tall.
What is scientific text?
100
Cheetahs are very fast animals. A cheetah can run as fast as 70 mph. They are the fastest land animal.
What is scientific text?
100
Katie just bought Monopoly but doesn't know how to play. She decides to read the rules.
What is technical text?
200
A text that teaches the reader how to do something.
What is technical text?
200
Nonfiction history textbook, biography, autobiography, encyclopedia.
What is historical text?
200
In order to make cookies, you will need pre-cut cookie dough, a flat pan, and an oven. The first step is to break apart the cookie dough. The next step is to place it on the pan. You will then put the cookies in the oven and take them out after fifteen minutes.
What is technical text?
200
Sedimentary rocks are formed by sediment that it is deposited over time. Sedimentary rocks cover the majority of Earths surface. However, they make up only a small percentage of the Earths crust.
What is scientific text?
200
July 5, 1865 Dear Diary, The Civil War is coming to an end! These long cold months have been harsh and tiresome but it was all worth it. We have fought many battles and are currently under the command of Ulysses S. Grant.
What is historical text?
300
A text that helps us understand the world around us.
What is scientific text?
300
Science magazine, science journal, nonfiction science book, newspaper (science section).
What is scientific text?
300
Opossums are probably the slowest animals on earth, but they are peaceful little creatures and don’t often bother other animals. They waddle through the forest looking for food. Opossums eat fruits, vegetables, grain ,tender roots, birds, eggs, insects, fish, small animals, and frogs.
What is scientific text?
300
Marley looks up a website on the how to make a treehouse.
What is technical text?
300
In 900 ft. turn right onto US 31W Bypass. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto University. Turn left onto Old Morgantown Road. Turn right onto Normalview Drive.
What is technical text?
400
A text that helps us understand what happened in history and why it happened.
What is historical text?
400
Driving directions
What is technical text?
400
Joey picks out a book to read in class on Abraham Lincoln.
What is historical text?
400
Dr. Lumpy is reading a journal article on the effects of sugar on the brain.
What is scientific text?
400
The American Revolution was a political battle that took place between 1765 and 1783. The Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and overthrew the authority of Great Britain. This led to the founding of the United States.
What is historical text?
500
A text that gives information about topics such as nature, animals, plants, space, weather, etc.
What is scientific text?
500
Diaries
What is historical text?
500
Jane is reading a textbook about weather. While reading the textbook, she discovers that the USA has more tornadoes than any other country.
What is scientific text?
500
Have you ever started to itch after walking in woods or fields? You may have been reacting to a poisonous plant. Many people get an irritation from the oils of poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac.
What is scientific text?
500
You can’t see them, but forces make the world go round. Friction happens when two things rub against each other. Friction makes things slow down. It can also warm them up. Try rubbing your hands together. Are your hands warmer? Gravity is a natural force. It pulls everything down towards the earth.
What is scientific text?
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