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Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features
Transcript of Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features
table of contents
Text features are used by authors to help a
reader better understand what is being read. There are
lots of text features. We will only look at a few.
Captions explain a picture.
They help us understand
what is being read even if it
is not in the text.
Photographs help tell the story.
They show the reader an actual picture
of what is being read about.
Diagrams are drawings that explain
what is being read about. They may include
words written on the drawing showing more detail than
what is read in the text.
Bold print is how the author shows you that a word or words are important.They may highlight the words or make them really dark so they stand out against the rest of the story. They may even put them in color!
Labels tell more about a picture or diagram.
They are the words that describe what you
are looking at. Labels may include important
information that helps you to understand the topic
Headings are the titles on a page that tell you
what you are about to read. The headings
are related to the overall topic of the story but
break down information so you can understand
what the author is saying more clearly.
The glossary is a list of important words
that the author used in the story. The words are listed in alphabetical order and have a definition to help you understand what the word means. The glossary is usually found at the back of a book or text.
table of contents
are usually found at the beginning of a book or text. It lists the parts or headings of a book. It shows you the page numbers of each part of the book so that you can see what topics you are going to read about. You can use the table of contents to quickly turn to a part in the book you want to read again.
A sidebar can stand alone from the rest of the text. It is related to the text but gives extra information.