Nonfiction Text Features

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labels
used to identify parts of a page or picture
photographs
pictures taken with a camera
captions
words to describe or explain pictures, diagrams or charts
cutaways
shows something from the inside
maps
shows places in the world on a chart
closeups
shows details of something small
table of contents
topics of the book in order found in the found of the book or magazine
index
alphabetical list of specific subjects included in the book with page numbers
glossary
alphabetical list of definitions of new words and terms contained in a text
italics
slanted writing to get attention or focus on what is important
boldface print
dark, thick writing to focus the reader's attention on important key words, headings, and sections
diagrams
shows an idea being explained using sketches or drawings
heading/title
announces the larger(broader) topics that will be covered, indicating what the passage is about
subheading
a heading given to a smaller(more specific) section within a larger(broader) topic
chart
a graphic representation that shows information in the form of a table, graph, or picture
graph
a diagram that shows the relationship between numbers or amounts
nonfiction
writing that includes information about real people, places, events, and things
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