OverviewEssential Text Types has been written by experienced classroom teachers. It is a ready reference tool for students, teachers and parents to assist in the production of more than 30 different types of written texts. Each text type is presented in a double-page format, with a one-page analysis of the structure of the genre and a one-page example of the text type. This presentation provides the scaffolding and modelling necessary for the development of writing skills. Essential Text Types is a unique tool for improving writing skills and can be used by students at the middle to upper secondary school level.