Life stories usually have simple running text like a fiction book, but concept books are often carefully formatted and may include a variety of text features.
Some STEM picture books feature layered text with two, three, or even four different layers, each with a different purpose.
STEM picture books may also include story panels and dialog bubbles reminiscent of comic books and graphic novels.
Like text structure, developing the perfect text format can involve a lot of trial and error and creative thinking. But getting it just right is SO important.
Next week, I’ll focus on nonfiction voice.