2 Nonfiction TextLooks different from fiction text such as a novel or picture bookHow?
3 How?May be chapter titles and section headers or sub-titles that preview information.Pages have words in a variety of fonts and font sizes.Bold or italic fonts may be used to signal important words or phrases.Marks may be used to show how to pronounce words.It may be different but it is also fun to read
4 Graphic Aids Are UsedMaps, charts, diagrams, photographs may be included to illustrate or summarize information.Captions or labels must be examined carefully for relevant information.
5 Vocabulary is Different There may be more words that are unfamiliarWords may be longer – more syllables
6 When You Read Nonfiction You learn informationIt is often called informational textScience and Social Studies texts are an exampleThere is a great deal of information to be understood and remembered
7 What Can Help You?Special features are used within the text to help you locate, understand and remember information that you have readThese are called text features
8 Text Features Each text feature is a tool which helps you do your work But first you have to learn about them and how they work
9 Text FeaturesText Organizers - index, preface, table of contents, glossary, appendixTitles, headings, sub-headings, bullets, labels
10 More Text Features Fonts and Effects – size, italics, bold, colour Illustrations, Photographs and CaptionsGraphics – maps, charts, graphs
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