*WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF NON-FICTION TEXT? (VISUAL FEATURES (Diagrams…
*WHAT ARE THE FEATURES OF
Text written in text boxes or boxes with pictures in the background that are related to the topic
Art motifs or examples
Not as bold as title, maybe in italics
Bold Text-often bold and underlined to stand out
Tells you what the book or page is about
Paragraphs of information
Paragraphs may have titles
SENTENCE FLUENCY: Use simple, compound and complex sentences.
Compound sentences have two equally important clauses. They are joined together by a conjunction.
Eg: They can face many different dangers, and help may be far away.
Sentences are well organised
First sentence is the introduction about the content of the paragraph. It includes the main idea.
Simple sentences have one clause with a subject and a verb.
Eg: Tropical rainforest is a challenging environment for explorers.
Sub topics expand on the main ideas
Complex sentences are built round a main clause. They are made up of an important clause and some less important.
Eg: Fire gives us warmth and provides heat for cooking.
Paragraph could be a summary.
Balance of text and visual features
Title is big and bold
Suits the audience and purpose
Related to the the topic, factual.
people, places, titles
Descriptive verbs and adjectives.
Interesting connectives that join sentences together.
Eg: so, because, and, but, therefore, also, finally, suddenly, surely, at last, without stopping, as soon as possible,
Full stops and commas
Exclamation and question marks
Brackets, dash, hyphen
Grammar-all ideas must make sense
Questions for the reader
Makes you think
Encourages the reader to connect text to self
Encourages the reader to reflect
Interesting to read
Quick Quiz to check for understanding of the reader