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Informational Text Features

Informational Text Features

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Tags: ela   ri.1.5   ri.2.5   ri.3.5   3rd grade   2nd grade   common core   1st grade  

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table of contents
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locate major sections of the book and page numbers
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glossary
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quickly find a key term from an alphabetical list
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index
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quickly find page numbers that contain a specific topic
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key words
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important words with definitions to better understand the text
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diagram
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visually understand steps, how objects are made, or information in the text
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charts, graphs, tables
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organize large amounts of information in a small space
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maps
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understand locations where events occurred
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timeline
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understand events in a chronological order
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illustration
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understand the information through a drawing
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bold or italics
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signals an important word
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title
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identifies the topic of the entire text
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heading
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divides the text into sections according to smaller topics
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subheading
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further divides information within one section of text
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caption
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describes what is shown in a photo or illustration
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sidebar
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provides additional information to the main text the author wants to call attention to
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