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N-F Text Features

The definitions of 14 different non-fiction text features

TermDefinition
Diagrams Drawings that show the parts of something using labels.
Captions Words or sentences near a picture that explain what the picture is.
Bullet Points Organize information in lists.
Bold, Italic or colored print Call attention to new and important words.
Fact Boxes Tell extra information about a topic.
Glossary A list of new and important words and their definitions, listed alphabetically at the end of a text.
Headings Tells readers what the section they are going to read is about.
Graphs Shows information in an organized and visual way.
Illustrations Hand-drawn pictures that help the reader visualize the text.
Maps Show a picture of geographic locations and include a key.
Index An alphabetical listing of the subjects, including people and places, found in the text.
Table of Contents Gives the heading and beginning page of each section. It is found at the beginning of the text.
Timeline Shows the reader the important events in the order that they happened and usually include dates.
Photograph Pictures made with a camera that show what something looks like in real life.
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