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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.