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Non-Fiction Texts

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1. Directions from your school to the
nearest supermarket
2 Instructions on how to build a rocket
from recycled plastic/cardboard
1. Recipe for making fairy cakes
2. Directions to the nearest airport.
3. Instructions on how to knit a scarf
4. Recipe for making


Activity 4 – To Inform

Type of non-fiction text .There are many types of text that can Non-fiction

texts that inform are perhaps the most common inform: websites, reference

books, reviews and more. They can appear in many forms, but will all inform

you about something.

Below is an example for you to look at.


Key FeaturesExplanation
Title1. This is key, it lets the reader know exactly what the
text is about.
2. It should be short and clear – to the point.
Information1. This section of the text can be presented in many
different ways depending on what sort of text you
are producing.
2. However it is presented (bullet points, paragraph,
sub-headings) it needs to be clear and easy to
3. You are informing about something so if you use
facts and statistics make sure they are correct and
Picture1. Pictures/illustrations and diagrams are all very
helpful for the reader.
2. They show what exactly is being talked about,
some people may not know anything about what
you are informing them of.
Sources1. If information is sourced from other places you
should always reference unless it is general
2. If you directly quote make sure you use footnotes.
Sources are good because they show the reader
the text has evidence to support it and it isn’t made


Now have a go at constructing your own non-fiction information text. Some

ideas are given below to help you. If you need to, use the internet to help you.

Remember information texts can presented in a variety of

different ways:

1. headings/sub-headings

2. clear paragraphs




1. Inform about an event happening
soon in your community
2. Inform about a current issue at your
1. Inform about a type of animal you
2. Inform about a new building opening
near you e.g museum


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