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Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

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Elizabeth Myers

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

Table of Contents
A diagram is a picture with labels. It might tell you the parts of something or explain what is in the picture.
Inside a Non-Fiction Book
Things to Look for as You Read
A table of contents tells us what is in the book. It is usually organized by chapters, or topics. It tells us the pages where we can find the topics we are looking for.
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Maps show us where something is located.
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Photographs and Illustrations
Photographs and illustrations give examples of what things look like.
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Charts and Graphs
Charts and graphs are used to compare different facts.
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Keywords are usually in a different size, different color, bolded, or in italics to show that they are important. They help us focus on what is important on the page. They also might be vocabulary that we need to look up in the glossary.
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Headings and subheadings tell us what we are going to read about on the page or in the paragraph.
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Text Box
A text box is a usually a colored or outlined box on a page where there is additional information about a keyword or subject. .
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Main Body
A caption explains what is happening in a photograph or illustration.
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The glossary is like a dictionary in your book. You can use it to look up tricky words. It is usually in the back of the book.
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The index is usually at the back of the book. You can look up a topic and the index tells you what page or pages it is on.
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Text Box
A footnote is a piece of extra information placed beneath the main text at the bottom of the page.

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