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Reading and Writing for Information

Reading and Writing for InformationMagazine ArticlesNewspaper ArticlesInternet Articles

Text Features all the stuff around the text that help you understand the text.TitlesSubtitlesPicturesPhotographsCaptionsMaps and map keysGraphs and chartsSide barsHeadlines / Bylines / DatelinesFontsTitlesThe name of an article.ResearchFinding information about a certain topic. Research can include, reading books, magazines, newspapers, internet searches, conducting interviewsPictures and PhotographsDrawings and Photos within an article to accentuate what is being said in the article.CaptionsThe words that are written under a photograph or picture that explains it.Maps and Map KeysDrawings of places, roads, and directions.A list of symbols that help you understand the information on the map such as distanceGraphs and ChartsPictures that help describe information.Side BarsA box that show additional information about the articles topic.Headlines, Bylines, and DatelinesHeadlines A short, attention-getting title in a newspaper.Byline the name of the reporter who wrote the article.Dateline Where the article takes placeFolio Each page in a newspaper.FontsStyles and sizes of type.PlagiarismPresenting someone elses work as your own.Main Idea and Supporting DetailsMain idea the central or most important idea in writing.Supporting details Details which help support the main idea in writing.SourceWho or what presented the information for an article.Subtitles / SubheadingsThe titles that divide up the smaller sections within an article Large type words that introduce sections of a work.Primary and Secondary SourcesPrimary Sources First hand witness or source (diaries, letters, record books, audio tapes of speeches)Secondary Sources a second-hand witness / hear-say. (biography, newspaper articles, )Supported ClaimAn idea which is supported by facts.Can by provenOpinionSomething that cant be proven.EditorialA news article that contains the writers opinion.Formats of WritingChronological Order Time order in order of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Cause and Effect One event causes a second event to take place.Problem and Solution - a problem is presented and then the solution to that problem is presented.Comparison / Contrast Tell how things are similar and different.Trading Card Talkby: Jay Johnson page 48* Read the article and notice all TEXT FEATURES carefully.Trading Card Talk1. In what magazine does this article appear?

2. Does this article have a subtitle? If so, what is it?

3. Does the article change font at any time? Explain.Trading Card Talk4. Explain a side bar in this article.

5. List the subheadings in this article and tell why they exist.

6. Describe on photograph or picture in this article.Trading Card Talk7. Are there any maps, graphs, or charts in this article? Explain.

8. List one of the captions in this article.

9. What is a headline?10. What is a byline?11. What is a dateline?Peers Talk It Outpages 340-3421. What kind of article is this?

2. Summarize paragraphs 1 3.

3. What is the byline?

4. List the caption in this article.

Peers Talk It Out5. In what newspaper does this article appear?

6. Are there subheadings or subtitles in this article?

7. What is the main idea of this article?

Peers Talk It Out8. List three supporting details in this article.

9. Paraphrase the last 2 paragraphs of this article.