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Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

Text features

Falisha Olowu

on 27 October 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

Text Features

Text features are used by authors to help a
reader better understand non-fiction text.

You use them to:
Predict what you'll be reading about
Sort information
Follow directions
Make sense of numerical information

There are lots of text features. Let's look at a few.
a heavy dot (usually) used for:
marking paragraphs
calling attention to information
itemizing sections of text
listing items

The name of the piece of writing
Gives details of the topic

organizes the writing into smaller sections
helps identify the main idea/topic in each section
helps the reader identify specific information
A camera picture of the topic
Helps tell the story
Gives the reader an actual image of the topic
Explain the picture.
Give information that's not in the text
Helpful in predicting what the article is about
Grab attention
Author fits in information that would not go easily into the main narrative.
They provide additional information related to the article.
They can provide a different viewpoint on a topic
A hand or computerized drawing
Gives the readers a visual image
Used in instructions, diagrams etc...

Illustration that explain what is being read about.
Labels parts
Shows how something works
Words that are slanted to the right
Draws attention to important ideas
Words that appear in darker print
Draws attention to important ideas
Points out vocabulary words
The author's name in an article
Who the article is "by"
Graphic representation of information
Summarizes or compares information
Where the information comes from
Sources can be the names of books, magazines, newspapers, or people that provided information
In textbooks it may be included in the bibliography
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