Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, tables of content, footnotes, illustrations). 0801.6.11
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- Eighth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. [this test released by Texas]
- Ninth Grade Reading - [somewhat advanced for this grade level student] Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. [this test released by Texas]
- Exploring Ways Authors Use Text Structures to Convey Meaning - lesson plan
- Guiding Students Through Expository Text with Text Feature Walks - lesson plan from Reading Rockets
- Headings - lesson and exercise
- How Does Understanding Text Features Benefit Reading Comprehension? - Refers to the characteristics or features of texts, and how those characteristics or features are arranged. The ability to visualize the features of a text type, and how those features are arranged, is vital to the construction of meaning when reading.
- Informational Text - Twenty page lesson plan.
- Mapping the Road - [video 3:14 min] A mechanic helps Question Man (Joey Kola) read a road map.
- Reading the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically
- Parts of a Newspaper - Newspapers are usually divided into different sections. Each section covers a particular type of news.Drag and drop each news topic onto the correct newspaper section
- Read a Contract - and answer questions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Reading Strategy Checklist - Let students check those statements that reflect the strategies they use.
- Reading Charts and Graphs - In this lesson you will: Read bar graphs, pie charts, and grid charts; Review percentages in pie charts; and Compare types of information shown in different kinds of charts.
- Text Features - 16 slide PowerPoint show with examples of text features with definitions, and explanations for how text features help readers
- Truth in Advertising - In this lesson you will: Read and identify various types of advertisements; Analyze advertisements for examples of persuasive writing, generalizing, exaggeration, and scare tactics; and Write responses to ads that you’ve analyzed.
- Use Text Features and Skimming to Make Predictions About a Text - core lesson plan
- Using a Table of Contents - a sample table is given with four questions to answer
- Why Do Authors Use Text Features? - lesson plan: Students will analyze nonfiction text in order to determine why authors use a variety of text features.
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