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Understanding                                Nonfiction                                  TextText FeaturesText Features He...
Understanding                                Nonfiction                                  TextText FeaturesText Features He...
Understanding                                Nonfiction                                  Text                             ...
Understanding                                Nonfiction                                  Text                             ...
Understanding                                Nonfiction                                  Text                             ...
What are text features?
What are text features?•    Authors include text features to help the    reader better understand what they have    read.
What are text features?•    Authors include text features to help the    reader better understand what they have    read.•...
What are text features?•    Authors include text features to help the    reader better understand what they have    read.•...
Table of Contents        Table of ContentsChapter 1: All About AnimalsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1Animal Food……….……..Page...
Table of Contents        Table of Contents       •                                    Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: A...
Table of Contents        Table of Contents       •                                    Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: A...
Table of Contents        Table of Contents       •                                    Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: A...
Table of Contents        Table of Contents       •                                    Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: A...
The information about where animals live           would be found on page 3 under Animal                          Habitats...
IndexAAbu Simbel, temple of, p73Acadia, Canada, 212-213Acid rain, 396, c396-c397,396-397Animal Adaptations p1Animal Food p...
Index                                 Is an alphabeticalA                             •                                 li...
Index                                 Is an alphabeticalA                             •                                 li...
Index                                 Is an alphabeticalA                             •                                 li...
Index                                 Is an alphabeticalA                             •                                 li...
The reader could find information        about acid rain on pages 396 – 397.                   Index                      ...
GlossaryAAcid rain (AS ihd rayn)rain that carries certainkind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) tochange in order to survivein ...
Glossary                             •                                 A list of key vocabulary andA                      ...
Glossary                             •                                 A list of key vocabulary andA                      ...
Glossary                             •                                 A list of key vocabulary andA                      ...
Glossary                             •                                 A list of key vocabulary andA                      ...
Glossary                             •                                 A list of key vocabulary andA                      ...
The reader would understand        animal adaptations better      because the glossary tells them         what it means to...
Headings
Headings    •        A heading is composed of        the words at the beginning        of a text (usually at the        to...
Headings    •        A heading is composed of        the words at the beginning        of a text (usually at the        to...
Headings    •        A heading is composed of        the words at the beginning        of a text (usually at the        to...
Headings                            •                                A heading is composed of                             ...
Headings                            •                                A heading is composed of                             ...
The headings all talk        about space, so the       articles are all about               space.                Headings...
SubheadingsHelpful AntsAlthough ants are frustrating whenthey get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control...
Subheadings                                         •                                             Subheadings are headings...
Subheadings                                         •                                             Subheadings are headings...
Subheadings                                         •                                             Subheadings are headings...
Subheadings                                         •                                             Subheadings are headings...
Subheadings                                         •                                             Subheadings are headings...
Where would the reader lookto find out about a fire ant?                     Subheadings                                  ...
Where would the reader lookto find out about a fire ant?                     Subheadings                                  ...
Where would the reader look                             A fire ant is a kind of ant soto find out about a fire ant?       ...
Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of theSouthWhy are the South’s wetlands soimportant?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNO...
Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the               •                                      The style and color ...
Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the               •                                      The style and color ...
Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the               •                                      The style and color ...
Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the               •                                      The style and color ...
The question in italics helps the       reader by focusing them on the           answer to the question.Text (Bold, Color,...
Photographs & Illustrations
Photographs & Illustrations       •           Photographs and           illustrations present           information in a v...
Photographs & Illustrations       •           Photographs and           illustrations present           information in a v...
Photographs &          Illustrations                    •                        Photographs and                        il...
Photographs &          Illustrations                    •                        Photographs and                        il...
The pictures would help me understand             what the animals look like.         Photographs &          Illustrations...
CaptionsPhoto by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKIThese gold coins were found on the oceanfloor!
Captions                                      •                                           A caption                       ...
Captions                                              •                                                  A caption        ...
Captions                                              •                                                  A caption        ...
The caption explains that thecoins are from the bottom of         the ocean.                            Captions          ...
The caption explains that thecoins are from the bottom of         the ocean.                            Captions          ...
The caption explains that the                              Oh! So the caption wouldcoins are from the bottom of           ...
Text Box
Text Box    •        A text box is a field        located outside the text        which provides additional        informa...
Text Box    •        A text box is a field        located outside the text        which provides additional        informa...
Text Box                              •                                  A text box is a field                            ...
Text Box                              •                                  A text box is a field                            ...
The text box contains the  mystery to help create  interest for the reader.              Text Box                         ...
Maps
Maps •     Maps are drawings that show     the basic shape of the land     and other geographical     features on the Earth.
Maps •     Maps are drawings that show     the basic shape of the land     and other geographical     features on the Eart...
Maps •     Maps are drawings that show     the basic shape of the land     and other geographical     features on the Eart...
Maps •     Maps are drawings that show     the basic shape of the land     and other geographical     features on the Eart...
Maps                          •                              Maps are drawings that show                              the ...
Maps                          •                              Maps are drawings that show                              the ...
The map could help the reader  understand where Texas is located  and how the location relates to the                text....
Diagrams
Diagrams    •        A diagram is a drawing        that explains something        by labeling its parts.
Diagrams    •        A diagram is a drawing        that explains something        by labeling its parts.    •        To un...
Diagrams    •        A diagram is a drawing        that explains something        by labeling its parts.    •        To un...
Diagrams                           •                               A diagram is a drawing                               th...
Diagrams                           •                               A diagram is a drawing                               th...
The diagram tells the reader     about the parts of a volcano   involved in a volcanic eruption.           Diagrams       ...
The diagram tells the reader     about the parts of a volcano   involved in a volcanic eruption.           Diagrams       ...
would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in           Cut Away Diagram
would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in           Cut Away Diagram                           ...
would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in           Cut Away Diagram                           ...
would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in           Cut Away Diagram                           ...
would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in           Cut Away Diagram                           ...
would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in                      The cut away would show the part...
Flow Chart
Flow Chart      •          A type of diagram that          shows the steps in a          process.
Flow Chart      •          A type of diagram that          shows the steps in a          process.      •          Flow cha...
Flow Chart                                   •                                       A type of diagram that               ...
Flow Chart                                   •                                       A type of diagram that               ...
The arrows in the flow chart show that the             next step in the water cycle is surface                            ...
Chart/Table
Chart/Table       •           Charts and tables           organize large amounts           of information in a small      ...
Chart/Table       •           Charts and tables           organize large amounts           of information in a small      ...
Chart/Table       •           Charts and tables           organize large amounts           of information in a small      ...
Chart/Table                                •                                    Charts and tables                         ...
Chart/Table                                •                                    Charts and tables                         ...
The table shows the reader the                frequency and time periods in which                  certain volcanoes have ...
The table shows the reader the                frequency and time periods in which                  certain volcanoes have ...
Timelines
Timelines      •          Timelines show          important events in          chronological order.
Timelines      •          Timelines show          important events in          chronological order.      •          Timeli...
Timelines                                   •                                       Timelines show                        ...
Timelines                                   •                                       Timelines show                        ...
The timeline would show that    computers may not have been    affordable until late in an older             person’s life...
Text Feature Scavenger HuntYour assignment is to go through yourhistory book and find an example of eachof the text featur...
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  1. 1. Understanding Nonfiction TextText FeaturesText Features Help StudentsUnderstand Nonfiction Texts
  2. 2. Understanding Nonfiction TextText FeaturesText Features Help StudentsUnderstand Nonfiction Texts
  3. 3. Understanding Nonfiction Text Using thisText Features slideshow students will:Text Features Help StudentsUnderstand Nonfiction Texts
  4. 4. Understanding Nonfiction Text Using thisText Features slideshow students will: Find examples of nonfiction text features.Text Features Help StudentsUnderstand Nonfiction Texts
  5. 5. Understanding Nonfiction Text Using thisText Features slideshow students will: Find examples of nonfiction text features. Explain how nonfiction text features help readers understand the text.Text Features Help StudentsUnderstand Nonfiction Texts
  6. 6. What are text features?
  7. 7. What are text features?• Authors include text features to help the reader better understand what they have read.
  8. 8. What are text features?• Authors include text features to help the reader better understand what they have read.• Text features provide information that may not be written in the text itself.
  9. 9. What are text features?• Authors include text features to help the reader better understand what they have read.• Text features provide information that may not be written in the text itself.• Text features can be found in textbooks, magazine articles, newspapers, reports, web pages, and other forms of nonfiction text.
  10. 10. Table of Contents Table of ContentsChapter 1: All About AnimalsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1Animal Food……….……..Page 2Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3Animal Homes ..……….…Page 4Chapter 2: All About PlantsPhotosynthesis ………….Page 5Types of Plants ………….Page 6
  11. 11. Table of Contents Table of Contents • Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: All About Animals a text along with itsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1 page numbers.Animal Food……….……..Page 2Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3Animal Homes ..……….…Page 4Chapter 2: All About PlantsPhotosynthesis ………….Page 5Types of Plants ………….Page 6
  12. 12. Table of Contents Table of Contents • Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: All About Animals a text along with itsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1 page numbers.Animal Food……….……..Page 2Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3 • Readers can use theAnimal Homes ..……….…Page 4 table of contents toChapter 2: All About Plants locate information in the text and see howPhotosynthesis ………….Page 5 everything is organized.Types of Plants ………….Page 6
  13. 13. Table of Contents Table of Contents • Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: All About Animals a text along with itsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1 page numbers.Animal Food……….……..Page 2Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3 • Readers can use theAnimal Homes ..……….…Page 4 table of contents toChapter 2: All About Plants locate information in the text and see howPhotosynthesis ………….Page 5 everything is organized.Types of Plants ………….Page 6 Where would a reader find information about where an animal lives in the above Table of Contents?
  14. 14. Table of Contents Table of Contents • Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: All About Animals a text along with itsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1 page numbers.Animal Food……….……..Page 2Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3 • Readers can use theAnimal Homes ..……….…Page 4 table of contents toChapter 2: All About Plants locate information in the text and see howPhotosynthesis ………….Page 5 everything is organized.Types of Plants ………….Page 6 Where would a reader find information about where an animal lives in the above Table of Contents?
  15. 15. The information about where animals live would be found on page 3 under Animal Habitats. Table of Contents Table of Contents • Lists the major parts ofChapter 1: All About Animals a text along with itsAnimal Adaptations ……..Page 1 page numbers.Animal Food……….……..Page 2Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3 • Readers can use theAnimal Homes ..……….…Page 4 table of contents toChapter 2: All About Plants locate information in the text and see howPhotosynthesis ………….Page 5 everything is organized.Types of Plants ………….Page 6 Where would a reader find information about where an animal lives in the above Table of Contents?
  16. 16. IndexAAbu Simbel, temple of, p73Acadia, Canada, 212-213Acid rain, 396, c396-c397,396-397Animal Adaptations p1Animal Food p2Animal Habitats p3Animal Homes p5
  17. 17. Index Is an alphabeticalA • listing of the keyAbu Simbel, temple of, p73 names, terms,Acadia, Canada, 212-213 events, and topics inAcid rain, 396, c396-c397, a text with396-397 corresponding pageAnimal Adaptations p1 numbers.Animal Food p2Animal Habitats p3Animal Homes p5
  18. 18. Index Is an alphabeticalA • listing of the keyAbu Simbel, temple of, p73 names, terms,Acadia, Canada, 212-213 events, and topics inAcid rain, 396, c396-c397, a text with396-397 corresponding pageAnimal Adaptations p1 numbers.Animal Food p2Animal Habitats p3 • Readers use theAnimal Homes p5 index to find pages in the text that contain specific information for which they are looking.
  19. 19. Index Is an alphabeticalA • listing of the keyAbu Simbel, temple of, p73 names, terms,Acadia, Canada, 212-213 events, and topics inAcid rain, 396, c396-c397, a text with396-397 corresponding pageAnimal Adaptations p1 numbers.Animal Food p2Animal Habitats p3 • Readers use theAnimal Homes p5 index to find pages in the text that containWhere would a reader find specific information information in the text for which they are about acid rain? looking.
  20. 20. Index Is an alphabeticalA • listing of the keyAbu Simbel, temple of, p73 names, terms,Acadia, Canada, 212-213 events, and topics inAcid rain, 396, c396-c397, a text with396-397 corresponding pageAnimal Adaptations p1 numbers.Animal Food p2Animal Habitats p3 • Readers use theAnimal Homes p5 index to find pages in the text that containWhere would a reader find specific information information in the text for which they are about acid rain? looking.
  21. 21. The reader could find information about acid rain on pages 396 – 397. Index Is an alphabeticalA • listing of the keyAbu Simbel, temple of, p73 names, terms,Acadia, Canada, 212-213 events, and topics inAcid rain, 396, c396-c397, a text with396-397 corresponding pageAnimal Adaptations p1 numbers.Animal Food p2Animal Habitats p3 • Readers use theAnimal Homes p5 index to find pages in the text that containWhere would a reader find specific information information in the text for which they are about acid rain? looking.
  22. 22. GlossaryAAcid rain (AS ihd rayn)rain that carries certainkind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) tochange in order to survivein new environments
  23. 23. Glossary • A list of key vocabulary andA their definitions listed in alphabetical order, that isAcid rain (AS ihd rayn) often found at the end of arain that carries certain text.kind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) tochange in order to survivein new environments
  24. 24. Glossary • A list of key vocabulary andA their definitions listed in alphabetical order, that isAcid rain (AS ihd rayn) often found at the end of arain that carries certain text.kind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) to • Sometimes a glossary alsochange in order to survive tells you how to pronouncein new environments a word.
  25. 25. Glossary • A list of key vocabulary andA their definitions listed in alphabetical order, that isAcid rain (AS ihd rayn) often found at the end of arain that carries certain text.kind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) to • Sometimes a glossary alsochange in order to survive tells you how to pronouncein new environments a word. • Readers use the glossary to look up key vocabulary words to find out their meaning. Knowing important vocabulary helps the reader better understand the subject.
  26. 26. Glossary • A list of key vocabulary andA their definitions listed in alphabetical order, that isAcid rain (AS ihd rayn) often found at the end of arain that carries certain text.kind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) to • Sometimes a glossary alsochange in order to survive tells you how to pronouncein new environments a word.How would the glossary • Readers use the glossary to help the reader look up key vocabularyunderstand a text about words to find out their animal adaptations? meaning. Knowing important vocabulary helps the reader better understand the subject.
  27. 27. Glossary • A list of key vocabulary andA their definitions listed in alphabetical order, that isAcid rain (AS ihd rayn) often found at the end of arain that carries certain text.kind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) to • Sometimes a glossary alsochange in order to survive tells you how to pronouncein new environments a word.How would the glossary • Readers use the glossary to help the reader look up key vocabularyunderstand a text about words to find out their animal adaptations? meaning. Knowing important vocabulary helps the reader better understand the subject.
  28. 28. The reader would understand animal adaptations better because the glossary tells them what it means to adapt. Glossary • A list of key vocabulary andA their definitions listed in alphabetical order, that isAcid rain (AS ihd rayn) often found at the end of arain that carries certain text.kind of pollution.Adapt (uh DAPT) to • Sometimes a glossary alsochange in order to survive tells you how to pronouncein new environments a word.How would the glossary • Readers use the glossary to help the reader look up key vocabularyunderstand a text about words to find out their animal adaptations? meaning. Knowing important vocabulary helps the reader better understand the subject.
  29. 29. Headings
  30. 30. Headings • A heading is composed of the words at the beginning of a text (usually at the top) that tell the reader what it is about.
  31. 31. Headings • A heading is composed of the words at the beginning of a text (usually at the top) that tell the reader what it is about.
  32. 32. Headings • A heading is composed of the words at the beginning of a text (usually at the top) that tell the reader what it is about. • Headings focus the reader on the topic so they can make connections between their schema (what they already know) and the text.
  33. 33. Headings • A heading is composed of the words at the beginning of a text (usually at the top) that tell the reader what it is about. • Headings focus the reader on the topic so they can make connections between their schema (what they already know) and the What do the headings text. of the articles in thepicture tell you that thenewspapers are about?
  34. 34. Headings • A heading is composed of the words at the beginning of a text (usually at the top) that tell the reader what it is about. • Headings focus the reader on the topic so they can make connections between their schema (what they already know) and the What do the headings text. of the articles in thepicture tell you that thenewspapers are about?
  35. 35. The headings all talk about space, so the articles are all about space. Headings • A heading is composed of the words at the beginning of a text (usually at the top) that tell the reader what it is about. • Headings focus the reader on the topic so they can make connections between their schema (what they already know) and the What do the headings text. of the articles in thepicture tell you that thenewspapers are about?
  36. 36. SubheadingsHelpful AntsAlthough ants are frustrating whenthey get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control thepopulation of damaging pests suchas termites.Types of AntsTypes of ants include fire ants, whichcause a painful sting, and carpenterants, which damage wood structureswhile nest building. Other types ofants include honey, pharaoh, house,Argentine, and the thief ant.
  37. 37. Subheadings • Subheadings are headingsHelpful Ants within the text divide itAlthough ants are frustrating when into sections.they get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control thepopulation of damaging pests suchas termites.Types of AntsTypes of ants include fire ants, whichcause a painful sting, and carpenterants, which damage wood structureswhile nest building. Other types ofants include honey, pharaoh, house,Argentine, and the thief ant.
  38. 38. Subheadings • Subheadings are headingsHelpful Ants within the text divide itAlthough ants are frustrating when into sections.they get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the mainpopulation of damaging pests such idea of each section ofas termites. text.Types of AntsTypes of ants include fire ants, whichcause a painful sting, and carpenterants, which damage wood structureswhile nest building. Other types ofants include honey, pharaoh, house,Argentine, and the thief ant.
  39. 39. Subheadings • Subheadings are headingsHelpful Ants within the text divide itAlthough ants are frustrating when into sections.they get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the mainpopulation of damaging pests such idea of each section ofas termites. text.Types of AntsTypes of ants include fire ants, which • They are printed in largecause a painful sting, and carpenter or bold type to make them stand out.ants, which damage wood structureswhile nest building. Other types ofants include honey, pharaoh, house,Argentine, and the thief ant.
  40. 40. Subheadings • Subheadings are headingsHelpful Ants within the text divide itAlthough ants are frustrating when into sections.they get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the mainpopulation of damaging pests such idea of each section ofas termites. text.Types of AntsTypes of ants include fire ants, which • They are printed in largecause a painful sting, and carpenter or bold type to make them stand out.ants, which damage wood structureswhile nest building. Other types ofants include honey, pharaoh, house, • Subheadings help theArgentine, and the thief ant. reader to locate information in the text by telling them where to look.
  41. 41. Subheadings • Subheadings are headingsHelpful Ants within the text divide itAlthough ants are frustrating when into sections.they get in homes, ants do help theenvironment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the mainpopulation of damaging pests such idea of each section ofas termites. text.Types of AntsTypes of ants include fire ants, which • They are printed in largecause a painful sting, and carpenter or bold type to make them stand out.ants, which damage wood structureswhile nest building. Other types ofants include honey, pharaoh, house, • Subheadings help theArgentine, and the thief ant. reader to locate information in the text by telling them where to look.
  42. 42. Where would the reader lookto find out about a fire ant? Subheadings • Subheadings are headings Helpful Ants within the text divide it Although ants are frustrating when into sections. they get in homes, ants do help the environment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the main population of damaging pests such idea of each section of as termites. text. Types of Ants Types of ants include fire ants, which • They are printed in large cause a painful sting, and carpenter or bold type to make them stand out. ants, which damage wood structures while nest building. Other types of ants include honey, pharaoh, house, • Subheadings help the Argentine, and the thief ant. reader to locate information in the text by telling them where to look.
  43. 43. Where would the reader lookto find out about a fire ant? Subheadings • Subheadings are headings Helpful Ants within the text divide it Although ants are frustrating when into sections. they get in homes, ants do help the environment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the main population of damaging pests such idea of each section of as termites. text. Types of Ants Types of ants include fire ants, which • They are printed in large cause a painful sting, and carpenter or bold type to make them stand out. ants, which damage wood structures while nest building. Other types of ants include honey, pharaoh, house, • Subheadings help the Argentine, and the thief ant. reader to locate information in the text by telling them where to look.
  44. 44. Where would the reader look A fire ant is a kind of ant soto find out about a fire ant? the reader would look under Types of Ants. Subheadings • Subheadings are headings Helpful Ants within the text divide it Although ants are frustrating when into sections. they get in homes, ants do help the environment. They help control the • Subheadings tell the main population of damaging pests such idea of each section of as termites. text. Types of Ants Types of ants include fire ants, which • They are printed in large cause a painful sting, and carpenter or bold type to make them stand out. ants, which damage wood structures while nest building. Other types of ants include honey, pharaoh, house, • Subheadings help the Argentine, and the thief ant. reader to locate information in the text by telling them where to look.
  45. 45. Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of theSouthWhy are the South’s wetlands soimportant?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNOH kee) Swamp is a largewetland in the South. Awetland is a place where theground is soaked with water forat least part of the year.
  46. 46. Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the • The style and color of the text sends the readerSouth signals about how to readWhy are the South’s wetlands so the content.important?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNOH kee) Swamp is a largewetland in the South. Awetland is a place where theground is soaked with water forat least part of the year.
  47. 47. Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the • The style and color of the text sends the readerSouth signals about how to readWhy are the South’s wetlands so the content.important?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNOH kee) Swamp is a large • Text in bold, color, orwetland in the South. A italics draw the readerswetland is a place where the attention to importantground is soaked with water for information.at least part of the year.
  48. 48. Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the • The style and color of the text sends the readerSouth signals about how to readWhy are the South’s wetlands so the content.important?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNOH kee) Swamp is a large • Text in bold, color, orwetland in the South. A italics draw the readerswetland is a place where the attention to importantground is soaked with water for information.at least part of the year. How does the question in italics help the reader understand what the author wants them to focus on?
  49. 49. Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the • The style and color of the text sends the readerSouth signals about how to readWhy are the South’s wetlands so the content.important?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNOH kee) Swamp is a large • Text in bold, color, orwetland in the South. A italics draw the readerswetland is a place where the attention to importantground is soaked with water for information.at least part of the year. How does the question in italics help the reader understand what the author wants them to focus on?
  50. 50. The question in italics helps the reader by focusing them on the answer to the question.Text (Bold, Color, & Italics)The Wetlands of the • The style and color of the text sends the readerSouth signals about how to readWhy are the South’s wetlands so the content.important?The Okefenokee (oh kuh fuhNOH kee) Swamp is a large • Text in bold, color, orwetland in the South. A italics draw the readerswetland is a place where the attention to importantground is soaked with water for information.at least part of the year. How does the question in italics help the reader understand what the author wants them to focus on?
  51. 51. Photographs & Illustrations
  52. 52. Photographs & Illustrations • Photographs and illustrations present information in a visual way.
  53. 53. Photographs & Illustrations • Photographs and illustrations present information in a visual way. • They help the reader visualize information in the text to make it more clear.
  54. 54. Photographs & Illustrations • Photographs and illustrations present information in a visual way. • They help the reader visualize information in the text to make it How might these more clear. photos help thereader understand the text?
  55. 55. Photographs & Illustrations • Photographs and illustrations present information in a visual way. • They help the reader visualize information in the text to make it How might these more clear. photos help thereader understand the text?
  56. 56. The pictures would help me understand what the animals look like. Photographs & Illustrations • Photographs and illustrations present information in a visual way. • They help the reader visualize information in the text to make it How might these more clear. photos help thereader understand the text?
  57. 57. CaptionsPhoto by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKIThese gold coins were found on the oceanfloor!
  58. 58. Captions • A caption explains what is shown in a picture, diagram, or illustration.Photo by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKIThese gold coins were found on the oceanfloor!
  59. 59. Captions • A caption explains what is shown in a picture, diagram, or illustration.Photo by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKIThese gold coins were found on the oceanfloor!How does this caption help the readerunderstand the picture? If this article wasabout finding treasure, how would thiscaption help the reader understand thetext?
  60. 60. Captions • A caption explains what is shown in a picture, diagram, or illustration.Photo by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKIThese gold coins were found on the oceanfloor!How does this caption help the readerunderstand the picture? If this article wasabout finding treasure, how would thiscaption help the reader understand thetext?
  61. 61. The caption explains that thecoins are from the bottom of the ocean. Captions • A caption explains what is shown in a picture, diagram, or illustration. Photo by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKI These gold coins were found on the ocean floor! How does this caption help the reader understand the picture? If this article was about finding treasure, how would this caption help the reader understand the text?
  62. 62. The caption explains that thecoins are from the bottom of the ocean. Captions • A caption explains what is shown in a picture, diagram, or illustration. Photo by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKI These gold coins were found on the ocean floor! How does this caption help the reader understand the picture? If this article was about finding treasure, how would this caption help the reader understand the text?
  63. 63. The caption explains that the Oh! So the caption wouldcoins are from the bottom of help me understand where the ocean. the treasure was found. Captions • A caption explains what is shown in a picture, diagram, or illustration. Photo by MARCIN SZCZEPANSKI These gold coins were found on the ocean floor! How does this caption help the reader understand the picture? If this article was about finding treasure, how would this caption help the reader understand the text?
  64. 64. Text Box
  65. 65. Text Box • A text box is a field located outside the text which provides additional information about a topic within the text or hi-lights information on which the author would like the reader to focus.
  66. 66. Text Box • A text box is a field located outside the text which provides additional information about a topic within the text or hi-lights information on which the author would like the reader to focus. • Text boxes help readers understand the text by creating interest or emphasizing important information.
  67. 67. Text Box • A text box is a field located outside the text which provides additional information about a topic within the text or hi-lights information on which the author would like the reader to focus. • Text boxes help readers understand the text byOne of the text boxes above creating interest or asks the reader to solve a emphasizing importantmystery about a Tasmanian information.Devil. Why would the author include this mystery?
  68. 68. Text Box • A text box is a field located outside the text which provides additional information about a topic within the text or hi-lights information on which the author would like the reader to focus. • Text boxes help readers understand the text byOne of the text boxes above creating interest or asks the reader to solve a emphasizing importantmystery about a Tasmanian information.Devil. Why would the author include this mystery?
  69. 69. The text box contains the mystery to help create interest for the reader. Text Box • A text box is a field located outside the text which provides additional information about a topic within the text or hi-lights information on which the author would like the reader to focus. • Text boxes help readers understand the text byOne of the text boxes above creating interest or asks the reader to solve a emphasizing importantmystery about a Tasmanian information.Devil. Why would the author include this mystery?
  70. 70. Maps
  71. 71. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth.
  72. 72. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth. • They present information in a visual form.
  73. 73. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth. • They present information in a visual form. • They help the reader understand where an event happens.
  74. 74. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth. • They present information in a visual form. • They help the reader understand where an event happens. • They help the reader understand how far away an event took place.
  75. 75. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth. • They present information in a visual form. • They help the reader understand where an event How would a map of happens.the United States helpthe reader understand • They help the readeran article about Texas? understand how far away an event took place.
  76. 76. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth. • They present information in a visual form. • They help the reader understand where an event How would a map of happens.the United States helpthe reader understand • They help the readeran article about Texas? understand how far away an event took place.
  77. 77. The map could help the reader understand where Texas is located and how the location relates to the text. Maps • Maps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical features on the Earth. • They present information in a visual form. • They help the reader understand where an event How would a map of happens.the United States helpthe reader understand • They help the readeran article about Texas? understand how far away an event took place.
  78. 78. Diagrams
  79. 79. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts.
  80. 80. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts. • To understand a diagram the reader should read the headings, labels, captions, and numbered parts.
  81. 81. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts. • To understand a diagram the reader should read the headings, labels, captions, and numbered parts. • Diagrams help the reader understand steps in a process, how objects are made, and/or parts of an object.
  82. 82. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts. • To understand a diagram the reader should read the headings, labels, captions, and numbered parts. • Diagrams help the reader understand steps in a process, how objects are What does this diagram tell made, and/or parts of anthe reader about volcanoes? object.
  83. 83. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts. • To understand a diagram the reader should read the headings, labels, captions, and numbered parts. • Diagrams help the reader understand steps in a process, how objects are What does this diagram tell made, and/or parts of anthe reader about volcanoes? object.
  84. 84. The diagram tells the reader about the parts of a volcano involved in a volcanic eruption. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts. • To understand a diagram the reader should read the headings, labels, captions, and numbered parts. • Diagrams help the reader understand steps in a process, how objects are What does this diagram tell made, and/or parts of anthe reader about volcanoes? object.
  85. 85. The diagram tells the reader about the parts of a volcano involved in a volcanic eruption. Diagrams • A diagram is a drawing that explains something by labeling its parts. • To understand a diagram the reader should read the headings, labels, captions, and numbered parts. • Diagrams help the reader understand steps in a process, how objects are What does this diagram tell made, and/or parts of anthe reader about volcanoes? object.
  86. 86. would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in Cut Away Diagram
  87. 87. would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in Cut Away Diagram • A cut away diagram is a type of diagram in which part of the object is removed.
  88. 88. would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in Cut Away Diagram • A cut away diagram is a type of diagram in which part of the object is removed. • Cut away diagrams help the reader see what would be inside something by removing part of the object.
  89. 89. would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in Cut Away Diagram • A cut away diagram is a type of diagram in which part of the object is removed. • Cut away diagrams help the reader see what would be inside something by removing part of the object. How would a cut away diagram help a reader visualize the inner layers of Mars?
  90. 90. would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in Cut Away Diagram • A cut away diagram is a type of diagram in which part of the object is removed. • Cut away diagrams help the reader see what would be inside something by removing part of the object. How would a cut away diagram help a reader visualize the inner layers of Mars?
  91. 91. would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in The cut away would show the parts that make up the inner layers of Mars. Cut Away Diagram • A cut away diagram is a type of diagram in which part of the object is removed. • Cut away diagrams help the reader see what would be inside something by removing part of the object. How would a cut away diagram help a reader visualize the inner layers of Mars?
  92. 92. Flow Chart
  93. 93. Flow Chart • A type of diagram that shows the steps in a process.
  94. 94. Flow Chart • A type of diagram that shows the steps in a process. • Flow charts help the reader understand the text by showing the order that things happen.
  95. 95. Flow Chart • A type of diagram that shows the steps in a process. • Flow charts help the reader understand the text by showing the order that things happen.How would a flow chart about the water cycle help the readerunderstand what happens after it rains?
  96. 96. Flow Chart • A type of diagram that shows the steps in a process. • Flow charts help the reader understand the text by showing the order that things happen.How would a flow chart about the water cycle help the readerunderstand what happens after it rains?
  97. 97. The arrows in the flow chart show that the next step in the water cycle is surface runoff. Flow Chart • A type of diagram that shows the steps in a process. • Flow charts help the reader understand the text by showing the order that things happen.How would a flow chart about the water cycle help the readerunderstand what happens after it rains?
  98. 98. Chart/Table
  99. 99. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space.
  100. 100. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space. • Charts and tables present all kinds of data, from numbers and amounts, to calendars and menus.
  101. 101. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space. • Charts and tables present all kinds of data, from numbers and amounts, to calendars and menus. • Charts and tables help the reader compare information in the text.
  102. 102. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space. • Charts and tables present all kinds of data, from numbers and amounts, to calendars and menus. • Charts and tables helpWhat does this table tell the the reader compare reader about volcanic information in the text. eruptions?
  103. 103. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space. • Charts and tables present all kinds of data, from numbers and amounts, to calendars and menus. • Charts and tables helpWhat does this table tell the the reader compare reader about volcanic information in the text. eruptions?
  104. 104. The table shows the reader the frequency and time periods in which certain volcanoes have erupted. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space. • Charts and tables present all kinds of data, from numbers and amounts, to calendars and menus. • Charts and tables helpWhat does this table tell the the reader compare reader about volcanic information in the text. eruptions?
  105. 105. The table shows the reader the frequency and time periods in which certain volcanoes have erupted. Chart/Table • Charts and tables organize large amounts of information in a small space. • Charts and tables present all kinds of data, from numbers and amounts, to calendars and menus. • Charts and tables helpWhat does this table tell the the reader compare reader about volcanic information in the text. eruptions?
  106. 106. Timelines
  107. 107. Timelines • Timelines show important events in chronological order.
  108. 108. Timelines • Timelines show important events in chronological order. • Timelines help the reader better understand the order of events in a text and how one event may have lead to another.
  109. 109. Timelines • Timelines show important events in chronological order. • Timelines help the reader better understand the order of events in a text and how one event may have lead to another. How would a timeline help a reader understand an article about why someolder people aren’t knowledgeable about computers?
  110. 110. Timelines • Timelines show important events in chronological order. • Timelines help the reader better understand the order of events in a text and how one event may have lead to another. How would a timeline help a reader understand an article about why someolder people aren’t knowledgeable about computers?
  111. 111. The timeline would show that computers may not have been affordable until late in an older person’s life. Timelines • Timelines show important events in chronological order. • Timelines help the reader better understand the order of events in a text and how one event may have lead to another. How would a timeline help a reader understand an article about why someolder people aren’t knowledgeable about computers?
  112. 112. Text Feature Scavenger HuntYour assignment is to go through yourhistory book and find an example of eachof the text features mentioned in this slideshow. You may work with one partner.You are to fill out the scavenger hunt tablewith the page that you found the textfeature, and describe the ways in whichusing this text feature helps you tounderstand the text.

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