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Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features
Transcript of Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features
What are Non-Fiction
Text features help us
We can use them to make
about what we are going to learn.
Table of Contents
what something looks like
information and/or words
can be found in the glossary.
Helps the reader locate information by the
by giving the page number that each
Located in the
FRONT OF THE BOOK
They also help us
Tells us the
of the book
May include a
to give more information about the book
Provides the reader with an
of topics included in the text with the page number
located at the end of the book
Explains the photograph or illustration
Tells us what a specific section or paragraph is about.
Similar to title.
mini-dictionary of key words/terms
written in alphabetical order (the bold print throughout the book)
Did you know?
Text features can also be found in textbooks, magazines articles, encyclopedia articles, newspapers, reports, web pages and any other forms of non-fiction text.
of the topic being discussed.
Usually includes a
caption or key (legend)
Other text features you may find:
Shows important events in chronological order
Charts, graphs, tables:
Visual representation of data that is quick and easy to read
A drawing or model of something with part of its outside removed to give a view of the inside
Explains something through an image broken into parts with labels
Now let's look at some examples
Does any one know what this is and where it is?
So...when doing research use the
to help you determine what information you are looking for!
Read for info
Read in any order