Text Features

English Language Arts, Grade 8


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Study Guide Text Features English Language Arts, Grade 8

TEXT FEATURES What are Text Features? The elements of a textbook that are useful in helping to understand the content of the book are called the text features. Examples: An effective reader uses the text features to preview the textbook before beginning to read: The title page contains the title of the book, the author, the publisher, and the place where the book was published. The copyright page contains the date when the book was first published, and the dates of any revisions. The glossary contains the definitions of words from the textbook. The bibliography lists the titles of the sources used by the author(s) of the book. Other text features include maps, graphs, photographs, illustrations, the table of contents, and the index. Try This! 1] What text feature presents information taken with a camera? a] map b] graph c] glossary d] photograph 2] Which page/section lists all the chapters in the book? a] title page b] glossary c] copyright page d] table of contents 3] What text feature presents information on horizontal and vertical axes with lines, labels, and a title? a] map b] graph c] glossary d] photograph © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.