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Non-Fiction Text Features

Text features

maria cook

on 25 February 2015

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Transcript of Non-Fiction 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
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
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
Bold or colored print
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
Types of Charts and Graphs
Text Features
Table of Contents
Text Feature
Scavenger Hunt
It lists the different parts of the book In the order that they are found

It is found in the front of a book
It helps the reader quickly find the section and page number they want to read
Explain the picture.
Give information that's not in the text
Helpful in predicting what the article is about
Text Box & Side Bar
An alphabetical list of the important subjects, people, and places mentioned in the book
It helps the reader quickly find specific information and what page numbers they need

Found in the back of the book
An alphabetical list of important terms with the definitions for those terms.

Appears at the end of a book
A list of the sources used to write the book/report.
It will be found at the end
also called references or works cited page
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