- What are the types of transactional texts Primary School learners encounter?
- What are writing conventions?
- How do you write a magazine article?
What are transactional texts?
Throughout their school careers, learners need to create both transactional texts and essays. Learning to successfully produce transactional texts helps learners to become successful in communication across a broad spectrum.
These types of writing are always non-fictional. They deal with facts, opinions and events in the real world. Like essays, they always follow specific conventions in structure and language.
Focus on conventions
Conventions of a text are the specific features of that text form and refer to the structure, the language used and the particular tone of the text form.
Compare these text types
These usually have a headline, use formal language and have a serious tone.
This addresses the person directly, uses informal language and the tone can vary depending on the letter content.
Knowing the purpose of the text will help the learners select the best language to be used.
Focus on a magazine
The next unit puts all of this together and you start your module assessment.