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GENRES/TEXT TYPES
DESCRIPTION
EXPOSITORY a genre of writing that informs, describes, or explains with text types that include: autobiography, biography, descriptive, essay, experiment, informational report, and media article
NARRATIVE a genre of writing that entertains or tells a story with text types that include: adventure, fairy tale, fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, personal narrative, realistic fiction, and science fiction
PERSUASIVE a genre of writing that attempts to convince readers to embrace a particular point of view with text types that include: advertisement, editorial, persuasive essay, political cartoon, pro/con, and review
PROCEDURAL a genre of writing that explains the instructions or directions for completing a task with text types that include: experiment, how to, and recipe
TRANSACTIONAL a genre of writing that serves as a communication of ideas and information between individuals with text types that include: business letter, friendly email, friendly letter, interview, invitation, postcard, speeches, and weblog entry