A is for
Author Notesabout making the book.
A note to readers
B is for
Bold Print-words with thick
Brainy Bees Know Two from Three
C is for
Captions-Information that is near
a photograph or illustration that it
Honeybees have some basic numerical abilities, a new study found. They can
recognize a pattern based only on the number of elements in it. For example,
if the bees learn to recognize three blue dots, then later they can find three
yellow stars, three yellow lemons or three purple blobs.
D is for
Diagrams- is a drawing of
something to show its parts. Labels
are often added to the diagram.
E is for
that supports the book.
F is for
The way the typing looks. You will find
words in bold and color print in books.
G is for
Glossary-A alphabetized list of
special words in a book and their
H is for
The title, subtitle, or topic that
stands at the top or beginning, as of a paragraph,
letter, or chapter.
I is for
An alphabetized list of key information
including page numbers. This can be found at the
end of a book.
J is for
Just say it!
A pronunciation guide is
when the writer spells out the words
phonetically, often in parentheses. This helps us
say the word correctly.
"The Gila (HE-la) Monster is
a kind of lizard."
K is for
Map Key-Helps the reader know how to
interpret information on a map.
L is for
Labels-Helps the reader identify
parts of a diagram.
M is for
Helps the reader understand where
things are in the world.
N is for
Non-Fiction Text Features
• Helps readers better understand what they are
• Gives us extra information.
• Text features can be found in textbooks,
magazine articles, reports, web pages, and other
forms of non-fiction text.
O is for
ClOse Up- Helps the reader
see details in something small.
P is for
Photographs-Helps the reader
better understand a picture or
Q is for
author includes in the text for us to think about.
R is for
reader understand information in the book.
S is for
Boxes of information to the side
of the main text/column.
T is for
Table of Contents-
reader identify key topics in the book in the order
they are presented.
U is for
Helps the reader understand
that a word or words are important.
V is for
Verso Pages-In page layout, the
verso pages are the even-numbered
pages on the left side of a two-page
W is for
Helps the reader
understand what something could have looked
X is for
information located at the end of a
Y is for
CutawaY-Helps the reader understand
something by looking at it from the inside.
Z is for
reader understand that the word italicized is