Presentation on theme: "WHAT ARE TEXT FEATURES? TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT FEATURES"— Presentation transcript:
1 WHAT ARE TEXT FEATURES? TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT FEATURES During the reading process, you will use the text features to locate essential information from the text. The more times you process the information given, the more likely you are going to retain the information.Text features are an important feature to any reading. While you are reading, do you see titles, charts, photos, captions, headlines, bold or italicized print? THOSE ARE TEXT FEATURES!If you learn how to identify text features and use them prior to reading a text, you will improve your comprehension.TYPES OF INFORMATIONAL TEXT FEATURESPrint FeaturesOrganizational AidsGraphic AidsIllustrationsThis science textbook contains of variety of text features to help the reader understand the content.
2 Guide readers through the patterns of organization PRINT FEATURESGuide readers through the patterns of organizationFeature Helps the Reader…Table of Contents identify key topics in the book and the order they are presented inIndex see everything in the text listed alphabetically with page numbersGlossary define words contained in the textPreface set a purpose for reading, get an overview of the contentPronunciation Guide say the wordsAppendix by offering additional information
3 Help readers find important information ORGANIZATIONAL AIDSHelp readers find important informationFeature Helps the Reader…Bold Print by signaling the word is important and/or found in the glossaryItalics understand the word is importantBullets emphasize key points/ conceptsTitles locate different categories in the textHeadings identify topics throughout the book as they skim and scanSubheadings navigate through sections of textLabels identify a picture and/or its partsCaptions understand pictures and photographs
4 Represent information in some specific way GRAPHIC AIDSRepresent information in some specific wayTimelinesChartsDiagramsGraphsMaps
5 Expand the meaning of the text ILLUSTRATIONSExpand the meaning of the textFeature Helps the Reader…Photographs understand exactly what something looks likeDrawings understand what something could or might have looked likeMagnification see details in somethingDrawings of different types of antsA magnified ant head.
6 NOW THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT TEXT FEATURES I CHALLENGE YOU TO USE THEM TO COMPLETE A SCAVENGER HUNTRead the article, I Printed My Robo Hand.Your goal is to identify as many informational text features as possible.Write the types you find on a separate sheet of paper and then check your work by viewing the next slide.
7 SCAVENGER HUNT ANSWERS THE TEXT FEATURES YOU SHOULD HAVE FOUND:TitleSubheadingLabelsA CaptionA PhotographA DiagramBold PrintItalics