Thursday, January 4, 2018

What Are Text Features?

Mrs. Yollis' class is learning about informational text







Informational text, or nonfiction writing, is based on facts, real events, and real people. There are many helpful text features found in nonfiction writing. Some common text features are:  headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, timelines, maps, charts, table of contents, index, and the glossary.


Below is a humdinger of a video made by Sheriff Yollis and Sheriff Salsich. They hope their video helps you greenhorns learn about these important reading features!


Yee-haw!







Here it is on Vimeo if YouTube is blocked.



The Nonfiction Trail from Jonah Salsich on Vimeo.




In class, we used published informational texts as mentor texts.


Here are some headings, photos, and captions.

Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Look closely. Here is a heading, a subheading, a map, a photo, and a caption

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 

Here is a map with a key. I wonder what the red means? Check the key and it will unlock the meaning. 

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 


Wow! Text features are everywhere and you can sure learn a lot if you pay attention to them.

Photo by Mrs. Yollis 



What are your favorite text features and why?

(Headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams, timelines, maps, charts, table of contents, index, and the glossary.)




What are TWO facts that you learned from a mentor text explored in class? Be sure to tell us the text feature you used to learn the factual information!