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Text Features Text Features Help Students Understand Nonfiction Text Examples of Text Features With Definitions Explanations for How Text Features Help Readers Understanding Nonfiction Text

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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.

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Text features are the parts of a nonfiction book that help you find information easily or tell you more about the topic. Some examples are: Titles Table of Contents Headings/Subheadings Photographs Illustrations Diagrams Captions Bold words Glossary Index Electronic Menu Icons

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Title : t he name of the book Titles tell the reader the topic of the text. Titles show the main idea of the text. Titles help the reader by letting them know what they are about to read. Titles focus the reader on a topic so they can make connections between what they already know and the text.

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Titles Titles tell the reader the topic of the text. Titles show the main idea of the text. Titles help the reader by letting them know what they are about to read. Titles focus the reader on a topic so they can make connections between what they already know and the text. What do the titles of the articles in these newspapers tell you? The titles all talk about space so the articles are all about space.

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Table of Contents Lists the major parts of a book along with their page numbers. It outlines the main topics or main points. Readers can use the table of contents to help locate information in the book and see how everything is organized. Table of Contents Chapter 1: All About Animals Animal Adaptations ……..Page 1 Animal Food……….……..Page 2 Animal Habitats . ………..Page 3 Animal Homes ..……….…Page 4 Chapter 2: All About Plants Photosynthesis ………….Page 5 Types of Plants ………….Page 6 Where would a reader find information about where an animal lives? The information about where animals live would be found on page 3 in Animal Habitats.

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Table of Contents : gives the heading and beginning page number for each section of the book The table of contents shows how the book is organized so you can find information more easily. The heading titles give the reader an outline of what the book is about. Table of Contents Flowers ………………….. 3 Vegetables ………………. 9 Fruit …………………........ 12 Trees ………………….…. 15 Glossary ……………….... 20 Index …………………..… 24

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Photographs : a picture taken with a camera that show how something looks in real life Photographs show how something looks, which helps the reader better understand the topic they are reading about.

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Photographs Illustrations Photos and illustrations give information in a visual way. They help tell the story. They work with the words and headings to help teach material. They help the reader understand an idea from the text that was unclear. How might these photos help the reader understand the text? The pictures would help me understand what the animals look like and where the live.

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Illustrations : a hand-drawn picture Illustrations help the reader “see” what is being talked about in the text.

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Glossary A list of key terms in alphabetical order. Each key word is defined. Sometimes a glossary also tells you how to pronounce a word. Readers use the glossary to look up key terms to find out their meaning. This helps the reader better learn and understand the subject. A Acid rain (AS ihd rayn ) rain that carries certain kind of pollution. Adapt (uh DAPT) to change in order to survive in new environments How would the glossary help the reader understand text about animal adaptations? The reader would understand animal adaptations better because the glossary tells them what it means to adapt.

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Glossary : tells what important words mean A glossary is like a small dictionary of words. It tells or shows what words mean. The words in the glossary are in alphabetical order. The words in the glossary were used in the book. A glossary is usually found at the end of the book or near the back. Glossary flower : the part of the plant that makes new seeds fruit : the part of the plant that holds the seeds seed : the part of the plant that can grow into a new plant

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