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  1. 1. TEXT FEATURES<br />Text features are parts of your textbook that have been created to help you locate<br />and learn information.<br />
  2. 2. SIDEBARS<br />How does the sidebar support the meaning of the passage?<br />
  3. 3. SIDEBARS<br />
  4. 4. SIDEBARS<br />
  5. 5. SIDEBARS<br />Psalm 137 is one of the best known of the Biblical psalms. Its opening lines, "By the rivers of Babylon..." have been set to music on several occasions.<br />The psalm is a hymn expressing the yearnings of the Jewish people in exile following the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 BC. The rivers of Babylon are the Euphrates river, its tributaries, and the Chebar river (possibly the river Habor, the Chaboras, or modern Khabour, which joins the Euphrates at Circesium).[1] In its whole form, the psalm reflects the yearning for Jerusalem as well as hatred for the Holy City's enemies with sometimes violent imagery. Rabbinical sources attributed the poem to the prophet<br />The early lines of the poem are very well known, as they describe the sadness of the Israelites, asked to "sing the Lord's song in a foreign land". This they refuse to do, leaving their harps hanging on trees. The poem then turns into self-exhortation to remember Jerusalem. It ends with violent fantasies of revenge, telling a "Daughter of Babylon" of the delight of "he who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks." (New International Version).<br />
  6. 6. SIDEBARS<br />a distinct section of a page, as in a book or magazine, that amplifies or highlights the main text (picture or small box of information).<br />Sidebars should SUPPORT the main text.<br />They should never distract from the main text. <br />
  7. 7. FOOTNOTES<br />
  8. 8. FOOTNOTES<br />Read the following excerpt from the article “There's More to Forests than Tree; There's a World of Hidden Wildlife.”<br /> <br />According to Chris Maser, this is when the real action begins. The 49-year-old wildlife research biologist, formerly with the Interior Department in Oregon, believes the fallen tree serves as a locus for creatures that in turn are crucial to the renewal of the forest. He and retired Forest Service mycologist* Jim Trappe have pioneered in research between small mammals, young trees and so-called “dead” logs.<br /> <br />*mycologist: a biologist dealing with the study of fungi<br /> <br />How does the inclusion of the footnote support the meaning of the text?<br /> <br />A By emphasizing the qualifications of the individual<br />B By informing the reader of what a mycologist is<br />C By explaining what type of research the individual conducts<br />D By clarifying the job of a mycologist<br />
  9. 9. FOOTNOTES<br />A printed note posted at the bottom or “foot” of the page that matches a number from the main text.<br />Usually defining a word, citing another author, or giving extra information. <br />
  10. 10. CHARTS or GRAPHS<br />How would the following chart support the meaning of the passage on Tennessee Williams?<br />
  11. 11. CHARTS or GRAPHS<br />
  12. 12. CHARTS or GRAPHS<br />
  13. 13. CHARTS or GRAPHS<br />
  14. 14. CHARTS or GRAPHS<br />
  15. 15. CHARTS<br />a graphic representation, as by curves, bars, or boxes of a dependent variable, as temperature, price, etc.<br />Read the charts and graphs carefully…these questions are typically easy, but can be worded in a confusion way. <br />Don’t miss the easy questions!!<br />
  16. 16. Twilight New Moon<br />Statistics in Millions Statistics in Millions<br />Budget: 37 Budget: 50<br />Worldwide Ticket Sales: 473.7 Worldwide Ticket Sales: 570<br />First-Weekend Ticket Sales: 70.5 First-Weekend Ticket Sales: 72.7<br />International Ticket Sales: 216 International Ticket Sales: 456<br />Which statement accurately contrasts the data on the two movies?<br /> <br />A. Twilight had a lower budget, and New Moon had lower international ticket sales.<br />B. Twilight had higher first-weekend ticket sales, but New Moon had a higher budget.<br />C. Twilight had a lower budget and higher first-weekend ticket sales, but New Moon had higher budget.<br />D. Twilight had lower international ticket sales and lower worldwide ticket sales, but New Moon had a higher budget and higher first-weekend ticket sales.<br />
  17. 17. BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />a list of source materials that are used or consulted in the preparation of a work or that are referred to in the text.<br />If an author uses information from another person’s book, he or she must CITE that information in a bibliography page.<br />Usually found in the back of a book or essay…SOMETIMES found in the front.<br />
  18. 18. BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />
  19. 19. BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />
  20. 20. FOREWORD<br />A foreword is a (usually short) piece of writing often found at the beginning of a book or other piece of literature, before the introduction; this may or may not be written by the primary author of the work<br />Many books of literature contain forewords written by other authors.<br />
  21. 21. FOREWORDS<br />Obama to Write Foreword for Mandela Book<br />By JULIE BOSMAN<br />President Obama is making a brief return to friendly territory: the book industry.<br />He has agreed to write the foreword for “Conversations with Myself” by Nelson Mandela, the publisher, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, announced Wednesday. The book is set for publication on Oct. 12.<br />The publisher described the book as “a sweeping narrative of great immediacy and stunning power.” It draws on Mr. Mandela’s journals from the early 1960s, his diaries written while in prison, speeches and recorded conversations.<br />
  22. 22. AFTERWORD<br />An afterword is a literary device that is often found at the end of a piece of literature. It generally covers the story of how the book came into being, or how the idea for the book was developed.<br />Alternatively, it may be written by someone other than the author of the book, and may discuss the work's historical or cultural context if the work is being reissued many years after its original publication.<br />
  23. 23. AFTERWORDS<br />
  24. 24. INTRODUCTION<br />a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, leading up to the main part written by the author… <br />
  25. 25. PROLOGUE<br />an opening to a story that establishes the setting and gives background details, often some earlier story that ties into the main one…in the voice of a character, NOT the author.<br />
  26. 26. PREFACE<br />is an introduction to a book or other literary work written by the work's author<br />
  27. 27. OTHER TYPES OF TEXT FEATURES<br />Table of Contents – usually by Chapters or Units…breaks down what will be found in the book<br />Glossary - alphabetical list of key people, places, events, and terms. …a tool to help you understand the language of the subject <br />Index - found at the very back of a textbook <br /> the location of every important idea, term, definition, person, and place….a search tool to help you find what you need<br />