Information Text – Text Features SPI 0601.6.3 Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, footnotes).
Text features are parts of informational (nonfiction) text other than the body that help the reader understand the content more clearly.
PowerPoints • PowerPoint Presentation http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/ttravis-57862-Text-Features-Table-Contents-Index-Glossary-Titles-Subheadings-Bold-Color-Education-ppt-powerpoint/ • http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/wkuliteracy-102604-text-features-readingskills-education-ppt-powerpoint/ • Text Features PowerPoint http://www.cgrove417.org/cghs/KASL/Handouts/Text_Features.ppt • Text Features PowerPoint http://jc-schools.net/dynamic/LA/ppt/Text_Features.ppt
Practice with Captions • Captions Help Tell the Story http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=2&act=4&que=1 Students look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best.
Practice with Newspapers • Read All About It http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=2&act=2&que=1 Newspapers are divided into standard sections. Students use sections to predict where types of stories would be found.
Practice with Headlines • Reading Headlines http://www.tv411.org/lessons/cfm/reading.cfm?str=reading&num=2&act=3&que=1 Students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about.
Organizers • http://t4.jordan.k12.ut.us/cbl/images/litfac/binfo.pdf • Web Walk http://www.barbbumgardner.com/Graphics/pdf_files/WebWalk.pdf • Inside a News Story http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/class/pdfs/2006F/060901_wr2.pdf • NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES http://www.slc.k12.ut.us/staff/larmad/science/pages/Reading%20Strategies/textfeatures.pdf