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Elementary Virtual Outreaches: Text Features (3-5)

Lesson plan information for elementary school virtual outreaches

Learning Objective(s)

  • Students will identify the title, table of contents, index, glossary, heading, image, label, caption, and diagram from a text.
  • Students will explain how text features help a reader locate and understand information.

Standard(s)

READS - Florida’s K-12 Integrated Library Media Reading Guidelines

  • Read 1.3 Use community resources for recreational and informational needs

English Language Arts B.E.S.T. Standards

  • ELA.3.R.2.1 Explain how text features contribute to meaning and identify the text structures of chronology, comparison, and cause/effect in texts.
  • ELA.4.R.2.1 Explain how text features contribute to the meaning and identify the text structures of problem/solution, sequence, and description in texts.
  • ELA.5.R.2.1 Explain how text structures and/or features contribute to the overall meaning of texts.

Essential Question(s)

  • How do text features help you find information?

Key Vocabulary

  • title: the name of a book, poem, play, picture, song, or the like
  • table of contents: what is written in a book
  • index: a list of what is in a book, telling on what pages to find each thing
  • glossary: a list of special, technical, or hard words, usually in alphabetical order, with explanations or comments
  • heading: the title of a page, chapter, or topic
  • image: a likeness or copy
  • label: a word or short phrase used to describe some person, thing, or idea
  • caption: a title under a picture explaining it or a title at the head of a page, chapter, poem, or the like
  • diagram: a drawing or sketch showing important parts of a thing​

Source: World Book Student

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