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Text Feature Nonfic

Nonfiction Text Feature Terms

Sidebar or Fact Box Boxes containing information on a page of a book or magazine article that didn't fit into the text.
Boldface Type Darker type used for titles, headings,and important words to call the reader's attention to them.
Italics Letters that slant to the right to emphasize particular words.
Photographs and Illustrations Supply an image of an object or person and can give extra information about the topic.
Captions One or two sentences that explain the photograph or illustration.
Maps Help you visualize a place the author discusses.
Introduction The beginning part of a text that explains how the author thought of the idea for the information.
Graphs or Charts Diagrams showing any sort of relationship between two or more things by means of dots, curves, lines, or bars.
Quotes Show exact words that a person says.
Table of Contents Provides chapter titles and page numbers. Found in the front of the book.
Time Line Show key dates and events in a person's life or historical period.
Bullet Points Symbol used to introduce items in a list.
Diagram Simple drawing showing the basic shape, layout, or workings of something.
Table A set of information in rows or lines showing facts or numbers.
Labels Words or phrases that point to a part of a picture to identify the part.
Glossary An alphabetical collection of special terms and their meanings from a book. Found in the back of the book.
Index An alphabetical list of topics at the end of a book and the location of the topics in the book.
Heading Shows the category which the information belongs to.
Title The main name of an article, book, or other piece of writing.
Subtitle A title given to one of the parts or sections of a piece of writing.
Title Page The page at or near the front of the book which displays its title.


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