What are text features in a few words?
Text features are words, phrases, and symbols that help to convey meaning in written language. They can be broken down into two main categories: structure and style. They are used to make writing more interesting, easier to read, and more informative.
What are Text Features?
Structure: The way words are arranged in a sentence or text. Style: The choices made by an author to create the tone of the text. Symbols: A special sign or character that stands for something else.
What do you think are Text Features?
- Headings and Subheadings
- Bold and Italicized Text
- Bullet Points and Number Lists
- Pictures and Diagrams
The punctuation mark '!' is used to show excitement or emphasize a point. Many texts use alliteration, which is when words or phrases start with the same sound. Text features can also be used to break up long sentences so they are easier to read.
Draw: What do you think are the most important features of text?
Write: How can text features help us better understand a text?
What have you noticed about text features in the books you have read?
How have text features helped you better understand a text?