Helps the reader to better understand what they are reading about • Gives the reader extra information • Text features can be found in textbooks, magazine article, report, web pages and other forms of non-fiction text Non-Fiction Text Features
Diagramsdrawings of something to show its parts. Labels are often added to the diagram.
GlossaryA alphabetized list of special words in a book and their meanings.
HeadingsThe title, subtitle, or topic that stands at the top or beginning, as of a paragraph, letter, or chapter.
SidebarsBoxes of information to the side of the main text/column.
Labels Helps the reader identify parts of a diagram. Photo courtesy of Pixabay – pubic domain images
Table of ContentsHelps the reader identify key topics in the book in the order they are presented
DrawingsHelps the reader understand what something could have looked liked. Photo courtesy of Pixabay – pubic domain images
CaptionsInformation that is near a photograph or illustration that it tells. A Siberian male tiger waits patiently in a zoo enclosure, that mimics his jungle habitat, for feeding time.
PhotographsHelps the reader better understand a picture or photograph Photo courtesy of Pixabay – pubic domain images