Vocabulary 13 Reading for Information

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text features

Special design elements used to guide readers through informational articles and web pages.

title

Describes the topic of the article.

subheading

Identifies the topic that the article focuses on.

caption

Describes what is shown in a photograph.

sidebar

Provides additional information.

main idea

The most important ideas about a topic that a writer wants to convey to readers.

supporting details

Used to further explain main ideas, such as statistics and examples.

topic sentence

Often states the main idea of a paragraph or a section.

implied

Means not directly stated.

graphic aids

These help to explain information and include maps, photographs, or graphs.

summarize

To use your own words to retell the main idea of a spoken or written work.

imaginary

Existing only in the imagination.

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