Non-Fiction Text Features

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Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

For students, summer has just begun and they’re thinking about relaxing and kicking their shoes off to enjoy the sunshine…

This can happen, but you can also throw-in tidbits of educational benefits to keep their little minds churning in the right directions.

Some of us love reading! For instance, in academics if you’re reading history books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, science catelogs, even Google scholar articles, lol this means your a brainiac like myself. However, this does not always translate into fun reading text and could become boring for others.

When it comes to helping readers navigate through non-fiction materials like the diary of Anne Frank, there are some basics that will help you and them along the way. —I read a blog called, “” and she has posted the following pointers, take a look:

“Some Common Text Features within Non-Fiction

  • Captions: Help you better understand a picture or photograph
  • Comparisons: These sentences help you to picture something {Example: A whale shark is a little bit bigger than a school bus.}
  • Glossary: Helps you define words that are in the book
  • Graphics: Charts, graphs, or cutaways are used to help you understand what the author is trying to tell you
  • Illustrations/Photographs: Help you to know exactly what something looks like
  • Index: This is an alphabetical list of ideas that are in the book. It tells you what page the idea is on.
  • Labels: These help you identify a picture or a photograph and its parts
  • Maps: help you to understand where places are in the world
  • Special Print: When a word is bold, in italics, or underlined, it is an important word for you to know
  • Subtitles: These headings help you to know what the next section will be about
  • Table of Contents: Helps you identify key topics in the book in the order they are presented”

Read the entire post and get a free print out that she offers on the site as well addition to this very informative article, students will have ample time to practice on Tuesday in shaa’Allah when we have our first discusson on Problems/Solutions. Using a real life example and creating s poster to display how the problems can be resolved.Google search topics/images:non fictiction text featuresnon fiction text structurenonfiction texttext structureSee You Inside!Wa’alaykumus salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh