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Copy of Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

Text features
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Evelyn Scondotto

on 2 December 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

Understanding Non-Fiction
Text Features
Bullets
a heavy dot (usually) used for:
marking paragraphs
calling attention to information
itemizing sections of text
emphasizes a list of items
Titles/Headings

Announce topics that will be covered.
Give details about the topic.
Allow reader to focus on the author's purpose.
Subtitles/Subheadings

organize the writing into smaller sections
help identify the main idea/topic in each section
help the reader identify specific information
Photographs
Emphasize important points.
Helps to tell the story.
Gives the reader a visual image of the topic.
Captions
Explain why the picture is important.
Give information that's not in the text.
Helpful in predicting what the article is about.
Sidebars
Grab attention of the reader
Author adds information that would not go easily into the main text.
Provide additional information related to the article.
Can offer an alternative viewpoint on a topic.
A hand or computerized drawing.
Gives the readers a visual image.
Used in instructions, diagrams etc...

Illustrations
Diagrams
Illustrations that give a visual explanation of a concept that may not be easily understood.
Label parts.
Show how something works.
Italics
Words that are slanted to the right.
Draws attention to important ideas.
Bold Print
Words that appear in darker print
Draws attention to important ideas
Often used in textbooks to highlight vocabulary words.
Byline
Tells the author's name
Used in non-fiction articles
Charts/Tables/Graphs
Graphic representation of information.
Summarizes or compares information.
Source
Tell 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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