These are boxes on a page of a book or magazine article, containing information that didn't quite fit into the text but the author wanted to include. They may contain a list of fascinating facts, quotes, part of an interview, a newspaper clipping, or a letter.
This is darker type used for titles and headings. Some vocabulary words also. This feature calls the reader's attention to words or phrases and indicates they are important.
These supply an image of an object or person and can give readers extra information about the topic.
These are one or two sentences that explain a photograph.
quotes and interviews
These features can be in sidebars or on a section of the page outside of the story. They give the exact words of a person, sometimes and expert.
These help readers visualize a place the author discusses. They also allow readers to follow the path of an explorer, pilot, or rescue effort.
These are labeled illustrations of a process, or a visual depiction of how something works.
The part of the text that explains how the author conceived of the idea as well as recognize others who helped the author gather information.
table of contents
This provides chapter titles and page numbers. It's a quick overview of what will be found in the text.
This alphabectic list of important terms explains tough or unusual words found i nthe text. It ususally comes near the end of the book.
information about a person or event that occurs after the end of the book.
This alphabetic list of key words, topics, and names of people and places in the text comes at the end of the book. Next to each term are page numbers, referring the reader to the places in the book where the idea or person is mentioned.
This feature can include key dates in a person's life. It can also cover the dates of key events in a historical period or major war. The can have photographs, illustrations, and short write-ups under each date.
This list at the end of the book cites the books, magazines, and other sources the author used to write the book.