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What is Informational Text? Informational text is often used interchangeably with nonfiction; however the two terms are not synonymous. All informational text should be considered nonfiction; however, not all nonfiction is informational text. Consider biographies, memoirs, diaries, how-to manuals, etc. While these are considered nonfiction, they are typically not considered informational text. Many of the following offerings, however, are often considered informational text or a means of accessing such text: (nonfiction) books/eBooks, textbooks, essays, speeches, historical documents, newspapers, magazines, academic/professional journals, government documents, scientific reports, technical accounts, brochures, and more. The following article may prove helpful in better understanding this topic. What is the Difference Between Informational Text and Nonfiction.

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