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Name: __________________________ Subject: Reading
Teacher Name: ___________________ Date: ___________________


Parts of a Textbook


  A textbook is a manual of instruction in any branch of study. Textbooks are produced according to the demands of educational institutions. Although most textbooks are only published in printed format, many are now available as online electronic books.

Knowing how to find information in your textbook will make your future reading and homework assignments easier. Use specific parts of your textbook to answer the following:
  You will first take out a textbook and then follow the process below.
  Answer the following questions:
I. Title Page

1. What is the title of the book?
2. Who is the author?
3. What are the authors qualifications?
4. What is the name of the publisher?
5. When was the book published?
6. Who is the Illustrator of the book?

II. Preface or Introduction (Page___________ to page_____________)

1. What were the authors reasons for writing the book?

III. Table of Contents
(This will provide you with an outline of the book.)
(Page _________ to page___________)

1. How is this book organized?
2. What are some of the topics this text will cover?
3. Index (This is an alphabetical listing of topics.)
(Page ________ to page ___________)
4. Who are some of the people who will be discussed in this book?
5. Which topics will you are most interested in studying?
6. What is a glossary and where is it located?
7. What is the Appendix?

Students will present the parts of a text book in class.
  * Questions completed.
* Presentation
* Quiz
  You have now learned the parts of a textbook. It will be easier for your future reading assignments and homework.

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