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Betts - Text features, Informational Texts

Match each of the 10 text features or categories of text features with its appropriate definition. Visit the Maryland State Curriculum, Reading Toolkit clarification document for 2.A.2 (at mdk12.org) to find out more.
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informational aids
Features within a text that include: Timelines, glossed words (words defined within the text), bulleted lists, and pronunciation keys, footnotes, and works cited
online features
Features within a text that include: URL address, hypertext links, and drop down menus
print features
Features within a text that include: bold or color print, font, size of print, italics, quotation marks, or underlining
graphic aids
Features within a text that include: photographs and illustrations with or without captions, cartoons, maps, graphs, diagrams, and tables
organizational aids
Features within a text that include: tables of contents, titles, subtitles, headings, subheadings, glossaries and indices
URL
Uniform Resource Locator; the address of a website.
home page
This page is the first page in a website
hyperlink
Highlighted or underlined text that will take a user to another website which has related information
drop down menu
These menus and lists are signaled by inverted pyramids. When the inverted pyramid is clicked on, a series of other sources appears
sidebar
A boxed set of information, such as site maps, lists, or explanations of a website, that is set off from the content