Grade 2 Reading Information - Text Features
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Grade 2 Reading Information - Text Features

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Text features are about the presentation of the written word, whether that be a story, article or poem. The purpose of 'informational text features' is to help you find your way in a text more easily as well as provide additional information to improve the reader's comprehension.

Football or Soccer

The Sport

It doesn’t matter if you play this sport in America or Europe or somewhere else because it is the same sport. Soccer (or football) is played with one black and white ball. The players must always kick the ball except the goalkeeper. The goal of the sport is get the most goals by kicking the ball past the goalkeeper.

What is it called?

The sport is the same no matter where you play it. However, it is called soccer in the United States. It is called football in Europe and other places around the world. In the United States, another sport is called football, but it is played differently than soccer.

Where is it played?

Soccer (or football) is played on a big field of grass. Several lines are drawn on the field for certain rules. Most major soccer (or football) games are played in a stadium.
1.
What does the word 'glossary' mean?
It defines the words contained in the text.
It describes words that have been printed in bright colors.
It defines the pages that have been printed in bright colors.
It is another word for 'index'.
Traditionally, a glossary is found at the end of a book.
2.
Read the information in the pink box above.
Who can handle a ball in a game of soccer (or football)?
All of the players.
The coach.
The goalkeeper.
The stadium.
The goalkeeper is the only player who can touch the ball with his hands.
3.
Read the information in the pink box above.
Which section would you find information about Europe’s name for soccer?
The Sport.
What it is called?
Where is it played?
None of these sections.
This section is about the name that the U.S. calls this sport and the name Europe calls it.
4.
What does the word 'index' mean?
The contents of a text listed alphabetically.
A list of the meanings of the terms used in a scientific book.
A list, in page order, of the subjects covered in the text.
The contents of a text listed alphabetically with their page numbers.
The index is found at the back of a book. On the other hand, the 'table of contents' (TOC) of a book is found at the front: it lists the subjects covered in the book in their order of appearance followed by their page numbers.
5.
What does the word 'caption' mean?
This is a list of those people who helped in the writing of a book.
This is a list of graphic informational text features.
This is the explanatory text that is written under a picture or photograph.
This is the first chapter in a written text.
Captions are also written under cartoons.
6.
Read the information in the pink box above.
What does a goalkeeper do?
Runs a lot.
Kicks a goal.
Dribbles the ball.
Stops a shot.
The goalkeeper will stop a shot by throwing his or her body in front of the ball.
7.
Read the information in the pink box above.
Why is a stadium big?
Because soccer fields are big.
Because basketball games are held there too.
Because many people go to see soccer games.
Because there are many players on a soccer field.
Soccer has many fans so the stadiums need to be big.
8.
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On what pages would you find desserts?
Pages 14-15.
Pages 11-12.
Pages 6-7.
Pages 2-3.
On pages 14-15, you would find desserts like apple pie and pumpkin pie.
9.
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What is found page 9?
Meatloaf.
Corn dogs.
Hamburgers.
Macaroni and cheese.
Hamburgers are found on page 9.
10.
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Where would you find sandwiches?
Page 8.
Page 7.
Page 11.
Page 5.
Sandwiches are found on page 8.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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