Informative Essay Vocabulary

introduction
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

reason
a statement that supports your thesis

evidence
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

audience
a group of people that you want to convince

topic
the word or phrase that tells what the essay is about