Use text features to locate information and make meaning from text (e.g., headings, key words, captions, tables of content, footnotes, illustrations). 0701.6.9
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- Captions Help Tell the Story - look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best
- Headings - lesson and exercise
- Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically
- News Stories with Comprehension Quizzes [from the BBC] - (1) White loafers and passport control, (2) Hungry ferret causes rail scare, (3) Dyslexic boy's site wins top award, (4) Otters head for towns and cities, (5) Demolition fears after city blaze.
- Read a Contract - and answer questions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Read All About It! - use sections of a newspaper to predict where types of stories would be found
- Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about
- Reading Strategies - scaffolding students' interaction with text
- Reading Strategy Checklist - Let students check those statements that reflect the strategies they use.
- Technical Tips on Presenting - [48 slides] includes suggestions on the use of color and remarks about audience members who may be color blind to some degree
- Using Graph and Charts
- Using a Table of Contents - a sample table is given with four questions to answer
- What are They Selling - students critically evaluate six advertisements
- What's On a Map? - eight questions about various parts of a map