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.