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Text Features. Grade: 5 th Created by: Mrs. Pike. Print Features. Definition: Special ways in which the text information appears Examples: Bold print Color print Italics Underlining Font. Graphic Aids. Definition: Provides a visual representation of the text information Examples:

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Text Features

Grade: 5th

Created by: Mrs. Pike


Print Features

  • Definition: Special ways in which the text information appears

  • Examples:

    • Bold print

    • Color print

    • Italics

    • Underlining

    • Font


Graphic Aids

  • Definition: Provides a visual representation of the text information

  • Examples:

    • Maps

    • Graphs

    • Charts

    • Tables

    • Illustrations/Drawings

    • Photographs

  • What type of graphic aids are the shown?


Informational Aids

  • Definition: Provides additional information beyond the main text

  • Examples:

    • Labels

    • Captions

    • Vocabulary

    • Numbered Steps

    • Boxed text

John Hancock signing The Constitution

  • Making a PB&J sandwich

  • Get out 2 pieces of bread

  • Place peanut butter on bread

  • Place jelly on bread

  • Eat your PB&J sandwich!


Organizational Aids

  • Definition: Helps the reader see how the text is organized

  • Examples:

    • Title

    • Table of Contents

    • Headings

    • Subheadings

    • Glossaries

  • Can you identify the types of organizational aids shown?

Times of Change

The United States Turns Fifty

Lesson 3: Pyramids p. 30-32

Migrate: to move from one area to another


How do these text features help you better understand informational text?


Activity

  • Identify the text features in the Stopping a Toppling Tower article and explain their importance.


Pay attention to text features!! They’ll help you understand what you’re reading.


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