Nonfiction Text Features

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Vocabulary Cards: Text Features and Their Purposes
Vocabulary Cards: Text Features and Their Purposes
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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
Eel Facts
Eel Facts
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Eel Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool eel facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Making Diagrams
Making Diagrams
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Making Diagrams
This worksheet teaches first graders the important role that diagrams play in informational text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hiking Through the Tundra
Hiking Through the Tundra
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Hiking Through the Tundra
Stay on course in this puzzle by following only the tundra biome animals.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabetical Sentences
Alphabetical Sentences
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Alphabetical Sentences
Little readers, practice alphabetizing with this fun activity! Kids can put these scrambled words in alphabetical order to create a complete sentence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Stand-Up Comedy
Stand-Up Comedy
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Stand-Up Comedy
in this page from our upcoming Performing Arts workbook, kids can learn about the art â yes, art â of stand-up comedy
3rd grade
Fine arts
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Vocabulary Cards: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Vocabulary Cards: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Vocabulary Cards: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weedy Sea Dragon Facts
Weedy Sea Dragon Facts
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Weedy Sea Dragon Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool weedy sea dragon facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
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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
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Glossary: Understand Text Features
Glossary: Understand Text Features
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Glossary: Understand Text Features
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Understand Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Glossary: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
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Glossary: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Text Features Evaluation
Glossary: Text Features Evaluation
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Glossary: Text Features Evaluation
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Text Features Evaluation.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Vocabulary Cards: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
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Vocabulary Cards: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Revolutionary War Vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Piranha Facts
Piranha Facts
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Piranha Facts
Young readers will love biting into this passage's cool piranha facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Glossary: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Glossary: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Glossary: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk.
1st 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
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Vocabulary Cards: Captions for Illustrations
Vocabulary Cards: Captions for Illustrations
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Vocabulary Cards: Captions for Illustrations
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Captions for Illustrations.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Dictionaries & Definitions
Glossary: Dictionaries & Definitions
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Glossary: Dictionaries & Definitions
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Dictionaries & Definitions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Movie Theater Candy
Movie Theater Candy
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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
Vocabulary Cards: Understand Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Understand Text Features
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Vocabulary Cards: Understand Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Understand Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Glossary: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
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Glossary: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Revolutionary War Vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ozark Big-Eared Bat Coloring Page
Ozark Big-Eared Bat Coloring Page
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Ozark Big-Eared Bat Coloring Page
There's a happy-looking, big-eared bat and some fun facts on this coloring page! And it's a great way to start a talk about endangered animals with your child.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Glossary: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
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Glossary: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Introduction to Charts and Diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Vocabulary Cards: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
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Vocabulary Cards: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Draw a Caption Illustration
Draw a Caption Illustration
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Draw a Caption Illustration
In this worksheet, students choose a nonfiction text and practice their illustration and caption writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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.