Non-fiction review

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Definition

bar graphs

shows values and types against axes; horizontal axis shows one set of details, other vertical axis shows another

captions

words written below or next to an illustration to explain what the illustration shows

cause/effect

info is arranged to show reasons for certain events and results of events

compare/contrast

info is arranged to show how things are alike and different

diagrams

an illustration that shows parts of something or how something works

headings/subheadings

titles for sections of text; highlighted using special type, like capital letters, bolding, italics

illustrations

drawings and photographs that present info in visual form

maps

provide info about specific geographic location; look for a legend with symbols, compass, and scale

pie graphs

shows how facts and figures relate to each other by presenting them as portions of a circle

problem/solution

info is arranged by presenting a problem and telling steps to solve problem

question/answer

info is arranged by presenting questions followed by answers

sequence

type of text organization which info is arragned in time order

sidebars

blocks of extra info alongside an article; blocks may be interesting, but not needed to understand main idea of text

tables

display info in rows and columns; labeled with headings

timelines

present info along a line with dates; show at a glance when an event happened in relation to another one