Text features are design elements such as headings, subheadings, and graphs that authors use to organize information, identify key ideas, and help guide readers through a text.
Various types of text features are used for different purposes:
- • The heading is the title of a text. A subtitle, or an additional part of a title, may tell more about what the piece is about.
- • A bulleted list (like the one you’re reading now) is a list of related and equally important points or ideas.
Information can also be transmitted visually through graphic aids, which include graphs, charts, diagrams, photographs, and other visuals.
Graphs are used to illustrate statistical information, and they are helpful in showing numerical relationships. Various types of graphs are used for different purposes:
- • A circle graph is a circular shape that shows how the parts of something compare to the whole. The parts of the circle represent percentages of the whole.
- • A bar graph is a graph that uses dark or colored bars to display amounts or percentages. Bar graphs are helpful when showing how things change over time. They often include keys, or explanations of how to read the graph.
Highlight the text features mentioned above.
Label each feature in the margin.
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