Nonfiction Text Features

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What Are You Reading?
What Are You Reading?
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What Are You Reading?
Practice identifying text features with your kindergarten students using this handy text feature hunt worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Deborah Sampson
Deborah Sampson
Worksheet
Deborah Sampson
Want to meet a real-life Mulan? Read up on Deborah Sampson, a barrier-breaking woman who fought for equality in the armed forces.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features and Their Purposes
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features and Their Purposes
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features and Their Purposes
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Text Features and Their Purposes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
Worksheet
Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
This rubric chart helps students to learn how to grade the quality of the caption illustrations they come across in nonfiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Vocabulary Cards: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Features Scavenger Hunt
Text Features Scavenger Hunt
Worksheet
Text Features Scavenger Hunt
Students learn how to identify and locate text features with this informational writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Nonfiction Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Nonfiction Text Features
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Nonfiction Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Nonfiction Text Features.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Understand Text Features
Glossary: Understand Text Features
Worksheet
Glossary: Understand Text Features
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Understand Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Where Can I Pet the Kitty?
Where Can I Pet the Kitty?
Worksheet
Where Can I Pet the Kitty?
In this cute worksheet, kids learn to read and write words such as eyes, paw, nose, and tail in order tby labeling the kitty's body parts.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Draw a Caption Illustration
Draw a Caption Illustration
Worksheet
Draw a Caption Illustration
In this worksheet, students choose a nonfiction text and practice their illustration and caption writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
American Loch Ness Monster: Chessie, Champ, and Bessie
American Loch Ness Monster: Chessie, Champ, and Bessie
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American Loch Ness Monster: Chessie, Champ, and Bessie
Students will read more about our very own American Loch Ness monster. Then, theyÃll cut out a picture of each and paste it in its correct spot in the map.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Movie Theater Candy
Movie Theater Candy
Worksheet
Movie Theater Candy
Do you and your kid know when and how movie theater candy came into existence? Read about concessions that date back to the beginning of movies.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Glossary: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Worksheet
Glossary: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Read a Screenplay
How to Read a Screenplay
Worksheet
How to Read a Screenplay
A screenplay tells the actors what to say, the camera how to move, and much more. These worksheets bring the movie onto the page for your young film buff.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learning About Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Learning About Text Features
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learning About Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learning About Text Features.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Understand Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Understand Text Features
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Understand Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Understand Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Text Features Evaluation
Glossary: Text Features Evaluation
Worksheet
Glossary: Text Features Evaluation
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Text Features Evaluation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features Evaluation
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features Evaluation
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features Evaluation
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Text Features Evaluation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Captions for Illustrations
Glossary: Captions for Illustrations
Worksheet
Glossary: Captions for Illustrations
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Captions for Illustrations.
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Activity
Understanding Headers and Subheaders
Paying attention to headers and subheaders is a great way to orient your child to the text they're tackling. Here's how:
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Activity
Table of Contents Treasure Hunt
Send your child on a table of contents treasure hunt to help build basic research skills! Navigating a book is a skill that is sure to come in handy later on.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Flightless Birds
Flightless Birds
Story
Flightless Birds
What do ostriches and penguins have in common? In this text, kids compare and contrast facts about these two kinds of flightless birds.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Story

Nonfiction Text Features

Textbooks are essential tools of education, which is why it is critical for students to understand how to utilize them. The non-fiction text resources teach kids how to identify important components within a written text such as diagrams, maps infographics and vocabulary words. Other non-fiction text resources offer insight on specific topics such as extreme weather science and history lessons on Paul Revere’s Ride and the History of Television.
One of the most important skills to teach students is how to do research. While the student may look at this as simply a means to an end, that end being writing a research paper, this is actually teaching them to think critically and analytically. The ability to read and understand nonfiction will allow them to begin to form their own thoughts based on a myriad of sources.
Being able to understand nonfiction texts can be difficult. Much like fiction writing has different story elements, nonfiction writings have text features. Text features are strategies that writers make use of to enhance reader comprehension. Some examples are:
  • Photos or Illustrations - images can help readers visualize and understand more difficult concepts
  • Captions - text descriptions of photos or images
  • Graphics - visual representations of data sets
  • Special Print - using italicized or bold font can bring attention to and emphasize certain passages and keywords.

Nonfiction texts also typically follow one of several text structures. Some of the more common structures include:
  • Compare and Contrast - shows how two things are alike and different
  • Descriptive - provides information about a particular concept, item, or person
  • Problem and Solution - presents a problem and describes a solution to the problem

For early students, nonfiction also presents an opportunity to teach the difference between fact and opinion. Reviewing some of the nonfiction texts provided above by Education.com can offer opportunities for students to practice this skill. Learning to read nonfiction text critically will enable our students to formulate their own educated opinions later in life.