Informative Essay Vocabulary

The hook of your essay

content-specific words that are not generally used in conversation
Domain Specific

text features
features that help organize the text, such as: headings, bold face type, italic type, bullet lists, graphic aids, sidebars, charts, and photographs

text structure
the organizational pattern of an essay

a statement that supports your thesis

relevant quotations and concrete details that support the main idea

main idea
the overarching, idea that states the main point the writer chooses to make

a group of people that you want to convince

the word or phrase that tells what the essay is about