13 HeadingsLook through the books that you have. Can you find headings that are:-In bold print?-Only one word?-Questions?-Phrases?
14 Bold and Italic printBold print is print that is darker or brighter than the rest of the sentence. Authors use bold print to signal important information or new words.Italic print looks like this. Authors use italics to signal important words, new ideas, or foreign words.
21 Bold and italic printLook for bold and italicized print in your textbooks. -How often are words marked with this kind of print? -Is there a glossary that defines these words? -Why would it be important to pay attention to these words?
22 Illustrations and Photographs Illustrations are drawings. They are created by an artist. Illustrations can be very basic, or they can be very detailed.Photographs are taken by a photographer. They show real objects in real settings.
23 PhotographsHow does the photograph help the reader understand this text?
24 PhotographsWhen you look at photographs in your books. Think about: -Why did the writer include this photo? -How does this help the reader to understand key ideas? -What can you learn from looking at the photo? -Does the text make sense without the picture?
25 IllustrationsPictures help readers to understand ideas. Why do you think the author chose to illustrate this text instead of using a photograph?
26 IllustrationsIllustrations can do what photographs cannot. Often, artists will use illustrations to show things from the past or simplify ideas.
27 IllustrationsHow does the illustration help a reader to understand this text?
28 IllustrationsLook for illustrations in your all books. Think about: Ask these questions: -Why did the author use an illustration instead of a photograph? -Is the style of the illustration appealing? -What can you learn from the illustration?
29 CaptionsCaptions are found underneath illustrations or photographs. They explain what’s in the picture.
30 Can you find the caption? CaptionsCan you find the caption?
31 Can you find the caption? CaptionsCan you find the caption?Caption
32 CaptionsLook over the books that you have. -What captions can you find? -How do the captions help you to understand the pictures? -How are the captions written in different ways?
33 Other text featuresWhat other text features can you think of?
34 Text Features Glossary (Back of book) Table of Contents Graphic aids Look for these other text features in your books?Glossary (Back of book)Table of Contents( front of book)Index ????SidebarsCaptionsGraphic aidsMapsTimelinesBulleted lists
35 Text FeaturesWhat have you learned about text features? What do you still wonder about text features?Emily Kissner 2012
36 Chapter Index (for Chapter Books) Illustrations Bold Print Authors use text features to bring attention to important details. You can use the following features to become more successful and efficient in your reading: Fiction Non-FictionTitleTable of ContentsIndex*PhotosCaptionsDiagramsGlossaryDate line (periodicals)Bold PrintHeadingsSub-titlesTitleChapter Index (for Chapter Books)IllustrationsBold PrintContinuous TextParagraphingDialogue
40 Use the words to put in the correct category Print Features Graphic Aids Informational Aids Organizational Aids
41 Print Features Graphic Aids Informational Aids Organizational Aids large bold print font size/type italics underliningillustrations/pictures photographs mapscharts/ tables graphsmaterials list labels/ captions numbered steps* timelines transition words* introductions boxed texttitlesheadings/ subheadings numbered steps*table of contents glossarytransition words*