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  1. Text Features

  2. Pre-Assessment (10 minutes) • Please take the Pre-Assessment “Chinese Lunar New Year” given to you by your teacher. • Please keep your assessment at your desk, your teacher will collect them all at the end of this lesson. • When you are finished please open your block binder to your “text feature” notes.

  3. Text Features Objective: • Student will be able to demonstrate understanding of the authors’ use of text features (titles, headings, captions, maps, charts, tables, graphs, pull-down menus, etc.)

  4. Text Features are: • Basically, anything in a reading selection, that does not include the actual “text” of the reading. • Today you will learn a graphic organizer technique that will help you to understand reading selections given to you. • Testing Strategy: Use this technique in OTHER classes too.

  5. Types of Text Features: (Fill in on your notes) • Titles • Headings • Captions • Maps • Charts • Tables • Graphs • Pull-Down menus (electronic) • Timelines • Pictures • Bold words • Italics • Bullets • Glossary • Index • Underlined words • Text Boxes

  6. Fill in the blanks on your Ice Cream Cone: Text Features I See and Previewed: Key Words From the Text: (bold, glossary words, italics, underlined) What I Know From Previewing the text:

  7. In the Cornel Note Section please add: • Test/Assessment questions often come from information in the text features of a selection. • Text features are a part of all reading selections. • The graphic organizer will help me to understand and find meaning of the text being read. • I can use this technique in OTHER classes too!

  8. Beelzebufo: A Giant of a Find • Look the sample your teacher has given you. Read the article. • Mark the text with a partner where “text features” should be. • Let’s discuss as a class what we should add. We will add to the sample under the document camera as we go along.

  9. Now, look at the sample text with text features… • What do you notice? • What information was added to the text? • How did the text features enhance the reading selection?

  10. Summary • Please write complete sentence summary (at least 3 sentences) about what you have learned regarding text features. • Going forward, on all nonfiction text articles, you will need to create an ice cream cone graphic organizer to look at your text features PRIOR to reading the selection.

  11. Look at your Pre-Assessment • Using your correcting pen, please redo the answers if anything has changed.