2 CaptionDefinition:Explains what is shown in a picture or illustrationPurpose:To better understand key information about a table, graph, or pictureExample:
3 CaptionPracticeUsing your textbook, find a caption on p Write what is included in the caption on the line provided.“Historic photo of Harlem, showing 122nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.
4 FootnoteDefinition:Text placed at the bottom (foot) of a page in a book or document.Usually flagged by a number immediately following that portion of the text that the note is in reference to.Purpose:To provide an author’s comments on the main text.Example:
5 Footnote Practice Using your textbook, find a footnote on p. 103. Write the words next to number 1 on the line provided.1. welfare: program of financial aid provided to people in need by the government.
6 Table of Contents Definition: A list of chapters or topics and the pages that they start onPurpose:Determine the organization of the text; find the first page of specific sectionsExample:
7 Table of Contents p. 154 Practice Using the Table of Contents in your textbook, find the story “After Twenty Years”.Write the page number on the line provided.p. 154
8 GlossaryDefinition:An alphabetical list of terms or words related to a specific subject and their definitionsPurpose:Look up key terms and find their meaningsExample:
9 Denotation: A word’s denotation is its dictionary definition. GlossaryPracticeUsing the Glossary of Literary and Reading Terms in your textbook, copy the definition for “denotation”.Denotation: A word’s denotation is its dictionary definition.
10 IndexDefinition:An alphabetical listing of key names, terms, events, and topics with page numbersPurpose:Find the page number for specific topics in a textExample:
11 IndexPracticeUsing the Index of Skills in your textbook, write the page numbers where you would find the term “simile”.Simile: 194, 564, R132
12 Heading/Title Definition: A title at the head of a page or section in a book which informs the reader of the text topicPurpose:Identify the topic of the textExample:
13 Heading/Title Practice Using your textbook, find one Heading/Title on p. 675.Write the heading/title on the line provided.“The Lives of La Belle”
14 Subheading/Subtitle Definition: States the main idea of each section of the textPurpose:Narrow down and locate specific information on a textbook pageExample:
15 SubHeading/Subtitle Practice Using your textbook, find one Subheading/Subtitle on p. 675.Write the subheading/subtitle on the line provided.“Special Report”
16 Table/Chart Definition: A systematic presentation of data, sometimes in rows and columnsPurpose:Infer additional facts and details related to the textExample:
17 How to analyze the meaning of the word “Indomitable” Table/ChartPracticeUsing your textbook, find the Table/Chart on p. 473.What is the table/chart helping a reader understand?How to analyze the meaning of the word “Indomitable”
18 Bold/Italic Print Definition: Makes the text stand out to signal importancePurpose:Locate or emphasize important wordsExample:
19 Bold/Italic Print Practice Using p. 473: Find one word written in BOLD type and print it on the line provided.Find one word written in Italic type and print in on the line provided.Bold: etymologyItalic: indomitable
20 SidebarDefinition:A text that is separate (on the side) from the rest of the textPurpose:To include additional information about a topic.Example:
21 Sidebar Practice Using your textbook, find one Sidebar on p. 477. What does the sidebar explain to the reader?Science fiction is set in the future, but usually has a message about the current way we live
22 Primary Source Definition: A first-hand account which provides information on a particular eventPurpose:Gain a greater sense of the topic through a first-hand accountExample:
23 Secondary Source Definition: Provides interpretation and analysis from a source and is one step removed from the original eventPurpose:Gain a greater understanding of the topic through an author’s interpretationExample: