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Reading and Writing for Information. Magazine Articles Newspaper Articles Internet Articles. Text Features – all the stuff around the text that help you understand the text. Titles Subtitles Pictures Photographs Captions Maps and map keys Graphs and charts Side bars

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reading and writing for information

Reading and Writing for Information

Magazine Articles

Newspaper Articles

Internet Articles

text features all the stuff around the text that help you understand the text
Text Features – all the stuff around the text that help you understand the text.
  • Titles
  • Subtitles
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Captions
  • Maps and map keys
  • Graphs and charts
  • Side bars
  • Headlines / Bylines / Datelines
  • Fonts
titles
Titles
  • The name of an article.
research
Research
  • Finding information about a certain topic. Research can include, reading books, magazines, newspapers, internet searches, conducting interviews…
pictures and photographs
Pictures and Photographs
  • Drawings and Photos within an article to accentuate what is being said in the article.
captions
Captions
  • The words that are written under a photograph or picture that explains it.
maps and map keys
Maps and Map Keys
  • Drawings of places, roads, and directions.
  • A list of symbols that help you understand the information on the map such as distance…
graphs and charts
Graphs and Charts
  • Pictures that help describe information.
side bars
Side Bars
  • A box that show additional information about the article’s topic.
headlines bylines and datelines
Headlines, Bylines, and Datelines
  • Headlines – A short, attention-getting title in a newspaper.
  • Byline – the name of the reporter who wrote the article.
  • Dateline – Where the article takes place
  • Folio – Each page in a newspaper.
fonts
Fonts
  • Styles and sizesof type.
plagiarism
Plagiarism
  • Presenting someone else’s work as your own.
main idea and supporting details
Main Idea and Supporting Details
  • Main idea – the central or most important idea in writing.
  • Supporting details – Details which help support the main idea in writing.
source
Source
  • Who or what presented the information for an article.
subtitles subheadings
Subtitles / Subheadings
  • The titles that divide up the smaller sections within an article – Large type words that introduce sections of a work.
primary and secondary sources
Primary and Secondary Sources
  • Primary Sources – First hand witness or source (diaries, letters, record books, audio tapes of speeches…)
  • Secondary Sources – a second-hand witness / hear-say. (biography, newspaper articles, …)
trading card talk by jay johnson page 48
Trading Card Talkby: Jay Johnson page 48

* Read the article and notice all TEXT FEATURES carefully.

trading card talk
Trading Card Talk
  • 1. In what magazine does this article appear?
  • 2. Does this article have a subtitle? If so, what is it?
  • 3. Does the article change font at any time? Explain.
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Trading Card Talk
  • 4. Explain a side bar in this article.
  • 5. List the subheadings in this article and tell why they exist.
  • 6. Describe on photograph or picture in this article.
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Trading Card Talk
  • 7. Are there any maps, graphs, or charts in this article? Explain.
  • 8. List one of the captions in this article.
  • 9. What is a headline?
  • 10. What is a byline?
  • 11. What is a dateline?
peers talk it out pages 340 342
Peers Talk It Outpages 340-342
  • 1. What kind of article is this?
  • 2. Summarize paragraphs 1 – 3.
  • 3. What is the byline?
  • 4. List the caption in this article.
peers talk it out
Peers Talk It Out
  • 5. In what newspaper does this article appear?
  • 6. Are there subheadings or subtitles in this article?
  • 7. What is the main idea of this article?
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Peers Talk It Out
  • 8. List three supporting details in this article.
  • 9. Paraphrase the last 2 paragraphs of this article.