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Functional Text What is functional Text?
Definition Functional text is used for everyday information. It is called functional because it helps you function in your day-to-day life.
Everyday Examples • If I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies, I would read and follow a recipe. • If I wanted to know my friend's phone number, I might search for it online (DEX online). • If my English teacher gave a test, I would need to know how to read and follow the directions carefully.
Everyday examples cont. • If you were going on a road trip and needed to know how to get there, you would use a … • If you were registering for classes through City of Chandler, you would need … • If you were going to see a movie and wanted to know when it started, you would look …
Academic and Everyday Examples • • • Internet Atlas Almanac Dictionary Phone Book Encyclopedia • • • Newspaper Magazine Thesaurus Menu Recipes Road maps
Four types/categories of functional text
Follow directions Think of some examples
Reading to Follow Directions • • Road maps Recipes Bus schedules Manuals Hobby/craft instructions Game directions Building/street signs First aid instructions
Gain Information Think of some examples
Reading to Gain Information • • • Menus Movie ads Sports info. Temperature charts TV schedule School schedule Want ads/classifieds Food labels Store flyers/ads
References Think of some examples
Reading to Use References • • Dictionary Thesaurus Glossary/index Phone directory/yellow pages Job manual City services directory Table of contents
Fill out forms Think of some examples
Reading to Fill Out Forms • • Club memberships (Costco) Subscriptions Resumes/job applications School forms (registrations, emergency card) Banking forms Contest/puzzle entries Library card application Book club order forms
Questions Which examples of functional text do you think would be most useful in your life (as a teen)? Why is functional text important?