Text Features

(The only thing people really look at in a news article)

Learning Focus

Not only identifying various text features, but really making your text features work for you!

Good text features ENHANCE your writing piece by adding new information and making your article more interesting to read.

Basic Text Features

Titles and Headings: A Map For Your Reader

Don't brush off your titles and headings...they are very important in helping your reader follow your article's ideas. Here are some questions to guide you as you revise:

  • Could the reader know what information you are presenting from reading ONLY your title and headings?
  • Do your headings relate completely to what your paragraphs discuss?
  • Are your headings interesting to read? Play with figurative language like ALLITERATION