Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What are Text Features?

Ms. Tulbure's class is learning about informational text







Informational text, or nonfiction writing, is based on facts, real events, and real people. There are many helpful text features found in nonfiction writing. Some common text features are:  headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, timelines, maps, charts, table of contents, index, and the glossary.






In class, we used published informational texts as mentor texts.


Here are some headingsphotos, and captions.

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Look closely. Here is a diagram and a heading


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Here is a map with a key. I wonder what the arrows means? Check the key and it will unlock the meaning.

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It's easy to stay organized. Just look at the Table of Contents for clues on chapters or in the glossary for meanings of words. The index will also help you find specific topics or guide you to answers to your questions. 

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Wow! Text features are everywhere and you can sure learn a lot if you pay attention to them.


Photo by Ms. Tulbure





What are your favorite text features and why?

(Headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, timelines, maps, charts, table of contents, index, and the glossary.)




What are TWO facts that you learned from a mentor text explored in class? Be sure to tell us the text feature you used to learn the factual information!

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