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NONFICTION GRAPHIC FEATURES. Mrs. McNutt Mountain View ES 5 th Grade. Standards to Cover…. ELA5R1 b. Identifies and uses knowledge of common graphic features (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams, captions, and illustrations). Essential Questions.

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Mrs. McNutt

Mountain View ES

5th Grade

Standards to Cover…

  • ELA5R1

    b. Identifies and uses knowledge of common graphic features (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams, captions, and illustrations).

Essential Questions

  • How can graphic features help me understand what I am reading?

  • How can I use the features and organization of a book to help me comprehend?

Where will you find these nonfiction features?

  • In your textbooks (science, social studies, math…)

  • Newspapers

  • Magazines

What are nonfiction text features?

  • Text features are simply tools to help you comprehend what you are reading!!

  • We are going to focus on the following features…

  • Captions

  • Labels

  • Comparisons

  • Fonts

  • Headings


  • Graphics

Try looking only at these features before you read…they will help you focus on the main idea of the section or chapter!!!

Let’s start with captions!

  • What are captions?

  • Have you ever noticed the writing around pictures in a book that you are reading?

  • Well those are captions

  • They usually are around a picture to explain what the picture is about.

Locate a different caption in your science text book and share it with your neighbor.

  • How did you know that it was a caption?

OK…let’s move on to labels!

  • What are labels?

  • They are also part of a picture…they actually point out specific features in a picture.

Now it is your turn to locate a label!

  • Show your neighbor!

  • How did you know that it was a label and not a caption?

Ok…let’s move onto comparisons!

  • Do you know what it means to compare something?

  • Well a comparison in a text book, magazine, or newspaper is the same thing.. It shows two or more objects to compare size (example: showing a hand and comparing it to the size of a paperclip)

Your turn…locate and share a comparison!

  • Again…how did you know…??

Check up time!!

  • What is a label?

  • What is a caption?

  • How do you know the difference between the two?

  • What is a comparison? Give me an example…

Let’s keep on going…

  • Now what do you know about fonts??

  • Why would different types of fonts be important (they are not just used to make things pretty )

  • Fonts are different ways of showing important words.

  • What are some different ways of doing this?

  • BOLD, italics, highlight, underline, ALL CAPS


  • These are everywhere!!!

  • They are normally at the beginning of a section/chapter to tell you what you are about to read.

How are headings helpful?

  • If you choose a heading from your Social Studies or Science book and turn it into a question, it will give you a purpose to read! For example…

  • What are “Single-Celled Organisms?”

  • This will tell you what to look for when you are reading!!! WOW

Find a heading in chapter one of your science book…

  • Look at the heading and form a question…

  • Now read the section and let’s see if changing the heading into a question helps you understand what you are reading…

  • What do you think??? (I give it two thumbs up!)

Ok…last one…Graphics…

  • You see these everywhere…especially in your math book….have any ideas of what I am talking about?

  • You got it…pie graphs, line graphs, bar graphs, pictographs, maps, charts, tables

  • How are these helpful?

  • It makes data and information easy to read and understand!!

Let’s review…

  • What is a caption?

  • What is a label?

  • How are headings useful?

  • Name a few different ways to show that words or phrases are important…

  • How are graphics useful? Give a few graphics that we see often…

  • What is the last feature that we need to review…

  • Comparisons…how are these used?

  • Now you are a Nonfiction Text Features EXPERT

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