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Nonfiction Text

For grades 3-5, explore nonfiction text features to aid reading comprehension.

list of books and authors used to gather information for a report bibliography
calls attention to a new or important word with darker letters bold print
organize information in lists with this feature bullets
words nearby that explain what the picture is about caption
words in color stand out from the rest colored print
a drawing that shows the parts of something diagram
find extra information about a topic in this little square feature fact box
a mini-dictionary, found in the back of a nonfiction book glossary
show information with numbers in this visual way. Examples: bar, line, circle... graph
tells the reader what the section is about heading
a hand-drawn picture that helps the reader see the text in his mind illustration
alphabetical listing of the subjects, people, and places and their page numbers index
slanted text that calls attention to new or important words. Also shows something could be underlined. italic print
picture that shows the location of things or places map
curved marks (used to identify additional information in a sentence) parentheses
a picture made with a camera that shows something in real life photograph
tells the reader how to say a new word pronunciation guide
gives additional information about a topic or picture, usually found at the side of the page sidebar
Under the heading, this feature helps the reader "chunk" the text into smaller parts subheading
gives the heading and beginning page number of each section or chapter in a book table of contents
a chart of information presented in a visual way, often used to compare things table
a chart that helps a reader see important events in the order (or by the year) they happened. timeline
the name of the book title
a section in the back of the book with extra information appendix
Created by: rshartley