Writing Journal

Browse our complete guide to text types for teachers and students by clicking on the links below to learn about the different writing styles covered in the classroom.

These guides contain instructions, writing examples, prompts, graphic organizers, checklists and much more to ensure you can cover the basics or master these different types of writing.

Be sure to read our complete guide to understanding different text types, genres and styles of writing if you need further clarification.


Learning foundational writing skills is crucial for success in many areas of life and self-confidence. Writing is an essential means of communication and self-expression, and the ability to write clearly and effectively is essential for success in all walks of life.

Good writing skills help students communicate their ideas and thoughts effectively and persuasively and to articulate their opinions and beliefs. In developing foundational writing skills, they can become confident communicators and participate in the world around them.

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Written text types that entertain, such as books, movie scripts, plays, and comedies, aim to captivate audiences and provide enjoyment and emotional experiences. These styles of writing help relieve stress and boredom, providing joy and satisfaction. Entertaining texts are crucial in our daily lives and cultural heritage and are at the core of storytelling.

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Informative text types aim to educate and inform readers on specific topics or issues. Examples include news articles, academic papers, manuals, and textbooks. These texts provide an audience with objective and factual information and help increase their understanding and knowledge of a subject. Informative texts play a key role in research and the dissemination of information.

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Persuasive text types aim to convince and influence the reader to take a particular action or adopt a specific viewpoint. Examples include advertisements, speeches, argumentative essays, and opinion pieces. These text types use persuasive techniques, such as logic, emotion and credibility, to argue and support a position. Persuasive texts shape public opinion, influence decision-making, and promote change.

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