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  • 1. WHAT ARE TEXT FEATURES? Text features are an During the reading process, important feature to any you will use the text features reading. While you are to locate essential information reading, do you see titles, from the text. The more times charts, photos, captions, you process the information headlines, bold or italicized given, the more likely you are print? THOSE ARE TEXT going to retain the FEATURES! information. If you learn how to identify text features and use them prior to reading a text, you will improve your comprehension. TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT FEATURES  Print FeaturesThis science textbook contains of  Organizational Aidsvariety of text features to help the  Graphic Aidsreader understand the content.  Illustrations
  • 2. PRINT FEATURES Guide readers through the patterns of organizationFeature Helps the Reader…Table of Contents identify key topics in the book and the order they are presented inIndex see everything in the text listed alphabetically with page numbersGlossary define words contained in the textPreface set a purpose for reading, get an overview of the contentPronunciation Guide say the wordsAppendix by offering additional information
  • 3. ORGANIZATIONAL AIDS Help readers find important informationFeature Helps the Reader…Bold Print by signaling the word is important and/or found in the glossaryItalics understand the word is importantBullets emphasize key points/ conceptsTitles locate different categories in the textHeadings identify topics throughout the book as they skim and scanSubheadings navigate through sections oftextLabels identify a picture and/or its partsCaptions understand pictures and photographs
  • 4. GRAPHIC AIDS Represent information in some specific wayFeature Helps the Reader…Bold Print by signaling the word is important and/or found in the glossaryItalics understand the word is importantBullets emphasize key points/ conceptsTitles locate different categories in the textHeadings identify topics throughout the book as they skim and scanSubheadings navigate through sections oftextLabels identify a picture and/or its partsCaptions understand pictures and photographs
  • 5. ILLUSTRATIONS Expand the meaning of the textFeature Helps the Reader…Photographs understand exactly what something looks likeDrawings understand what something could or might have looked likeMagnification see details in something Drawings of different types of ants A magnified ant head.
  • 6. NOW THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT TEXT FEATURESI CHALLENGE YOU TOUSE THEM TO COMPLETEA SCAVENGER HUNTRead the article, Flying High. Your goal is to identify as manyinformational text features as possible. Write the types you findon a separate sheet of paper and then check your work byviewing the next slide.
  • 7. SCAVENGER HUNT ANSWERSTHE TEXT NEXT TIME YOU READ Pay attention to the text features as you read. See if you can put them to use toFEATURES YOU increase your comprehension and maybe you will even finish your assignment in less time!SHOULD HAVEFOUND:  Title (Flying High)  Subheading (Hand-wing)  Labels  A Caption  A Photograph  A Diagram  Bold Print  Italics
  • 8. BibliographyBlair, J. (n.d.). Text features: An aid to reading comprehension. Retrieved October 28, 2008 from http://www.helium.com/items/152030-text-features-an-aid-to-reading-comprehension.Larsen, L. (n.d.). Informational text features (PDF document). Retrieved October 28, 2008 from http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/cbl/images/litfac/binfo.pdf.