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NONFICTION MAGAZINES


Use this page to help you with your nonfiction/informational reading!


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What is the difference between fiction and nonfiction?


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How do we know that the texts we read are Non-Fiction?


TEXT FEATURES

What are Text Features?See posters attached from Beth Newingham's site

TYPES OF NON-FICTION

What are Many Different Types of Non-Fiction Sources?

Type of Nonfiction

Text Source
Example
Text Features
Informational Book
Light and Sound
  • Table of Contents
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print/ Italic Print
  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Diagrams
  • Sidebars
  • Inset Maps
  • Index
Newspaper
Social Studies Alive
  • Titles
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Recipes
  • Games
Website
National Geographic-
natgeo.com
  • Titles
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Pictures
  • Captions
Online Magazine
Dogonews
  • Titles
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Pictures
  • Captions
Dictionary
Dictionary.com


Scott Foresman
Intermediate Dictionary
  • Pronounciation Key
  • Bold Print

  • Guide Words
  • Italics
  • Illustrations
  • In ABC Order
Magazine
Time for Kids
  • Titles
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Tables/Charts/Diagrams
Biography
Derek Jeter
  • Table of Contents
  • Titles
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Captions
  • Maps
  • Diagrams
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index
Encyclopedia
World Book
  • Subject Headings
  • In ABC Order
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Italics
  • Pictures
  • Captions
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Tables/Charts/Diagrams/Graphs
Text Book
Social Studies Alive
  • Table of Contents
  • Titles
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Bold Print
  • Pictures
  • Photographs
  • Captions
  • Maps
  • Diagrams/Charts/Graphs/Tables
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Chapter Summaries

Strategies for Reading Non Fiction Text:

1. Preview, Predict & Tap Prior Knowledge
2. Paraphrase what you read
3. Find the Main Ideas- What is the selection about?
4. Find Key Details- How do the details you choose support the main idea?
5. Vocabulary- What is the key vocabulary needed to understand the reading selection? Can you put it into your
own words?

KID'S NON-FICTION NEWS MAGAZINES

What are the different Text Structures?

See posters attached from Beth Newingham's site


ReadWorks.org


Non-Fiction Texts can be structured in different ways. An author decides which type of text structure will best convey the information that s/he is wanting to share with his/her readers. The five non-fiction text structures are listed below, along with on-line examples of each.


Descriptive

Freaky Forces of Nature


Chronological/Sequential

10 Days in a Carry-on Bag

Comparison

Green Energy
Beastly Bee-havior
Chocolate Milk Bans


Cause and Effect

Whaling
Disappearing Animals

Problem/Solution

Stopping a Toppling Tower



CLUE WORDS and PHRASES

(to help you identify and organize non-fiction text)
Non-Fiction Text Clue words.docx
Non-Fiction Text Clue words.docx
Non-Fiction Text Clue words.docx

Use this page to help you with your nonfiction/informational reading!

Strategies for Reading Non Fiction Text:

1. Preview, Predict & Tap Prior Knowledge
2. Paraphrase what you read
3. Find the Main Ideas- What is the selection about?
4. Find Key Details- How do the details you choose support the main idea?
5. Vocabulary- What is the key vocabulary needed to understand the reading selection? Can you put it into your
own words?