Presentation on theme: "What do you notice about this picture? Text Features"— Presentation transcript:
1 What do you notice about this picture? Text Features
2 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.
3 Types of Text Features 1) Table of contents 2) Index 3) Glossary 4) Titles/Subtitles5) Bold/Italic/Colored words6) Pictures7) Captions8) Maps9) Textboxes10) C-T-G-D (charts/tables/graphs/diagrams)
4 Table of Contents Table of Contents Chapter 1: Natural DisastersTsunamis……..Page 1Hurricanes……….……..Page 4Tornadoes . ………..Page 7Earthquakes ..……….…Page 10Chapter 2: Effects of Natural DisastersDamage to Earth ………….Page 12Damage to People ………….Page 13It lists the major parts of a book along with their page numbers.It outlines the main topics or main points.Use the table of contents to help locate information and see how everything is organized.Where would a reader find information about tornadoes?
5 IndexAlphabetical listing of the key names, terms, events, and topics with page numbers.Use the index to find pages with info you’re looking for.SSafety………………..42Sandy, Hurricane…6Survivors……………30, 35, 40, 50Where would a reader find information in the text about Hurricane Sandy?
6 Glossary A list of key terms & their definition in alphabetical order. Destruction(d-strkshn)The cause or means of destroying.Disaster(dɪˈzɑːstə)occurrence causing widespread destruction and distressHow would the glossary help the reader understand text about disaster?
7 Titles Titles tell the reader the topic/ main idea of the text. Titles focus the reader on a topic so they can make connections between what they already know and the text.What does the title of the article tell you?
8 Subtitles Subtitles divide the text into sections. Subtitles tell the main idea of each section of text.They are printed in large or bold type to make them stand out.They help the reader to locate information in the text by telling them where to look.
9 Words (Bold, Color, & Italics) Draws the reader’s attention to something important.How do the words in color help the reader understand the text?
10 Pictures Photos and illustrations give information in a visual way. How might these photos help the reader understand the text?
11 CaptionsA caption explains what is shown in a picture or illustration.Captions help the reader understand information that may or may not be in the text.Flooding in Marblehead, Massachusetts, caused by Hurricane Sandy.
12 MapsMaps are drawings that show the basic shape of the land and other geographical, political, or historical features.How would a map of the United States help the reader understand an article about Massachusetts?
13 TextboxA textbox provides more information than is in the text about a topic.A textbox can include interesting facts or important information.The high winds of a Hurricane can create a huge storm surge that causes major flooding!
14 Charts & TablesCharts & Tables organize large amounts of information in a small space.Charts & Tables help the reader compare information in the text.How would the chart help the reader understand hurricanes? The table?
15 Graphs & DiagramsA diagram is a drawing that shows or explains something.A graph is a kind of diagram that shows relationships.How could the diagram help the reader understand hurricanes?
16 Let’s read an article and find an example of each text feature Let’s read an article and find an example of each text feature. Explain how each example helps you to understand what you read.