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Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Non-Fiction Text Features

Non Fiction
Text Features

What are Non-Fiction
Text Features?
Text features help us
understand
the text.
We can use them to make
predictions
about what we are going to learn.
Title
Table of Contents
Index
Heading
Illustration/Photograph
Caption
Bold/Italics Print
Purpose:
Shows us
what something looks like
Purpose:
Emphasizes important

information and/or words
Many bold/italics
words
can be found in the glossary.

Purpose:
Helps the reader locate information by the
key topics
by giving the page number that each
chapter/section
begins.

Located in the
FRONT OF THE BOOK
They also help us
gather information
.
Purpose:
Tells us the
name
and
main idea
of the book
May include a
sub-title
to give more information about the book
Purpose:
Provides the reader with an
alphabetical lis
t
of topics included in the text with the page number
located at the end of the book
Purpose:
Explains the photograph or illustration
Purpose:
Tells us what a specific section or paragraph is about.
Similar to title.
Glossary
Purpose:
A
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.
Maps
Purpose:
Shows the
location
of the topic being discussed.
Usually includes a
caption or key (legend)
Other text features you may find:
Timelines:
Shows important events in chronological order

Charts, graphs, tables:
Visual representation of data that is quick and easy to read

Cutaways:
A drawing or model of something with part of its outside removed to give a view of the inside

Diagrams:
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
text features
to help you determine what information you are looking for!
Non-Fiction Books
Read for info
Read in any order
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