Nonfiction Text Features

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Nonfiction Text Structures #3: Description
Nonfiction Text Structures #3: Description
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Nonfiction Text Structures #3: Description
In this worksheet, children will learn to identify signal words and visuals that writers use when using description.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tree-mendous Trees
Tree-mendous Trees
Workbook
Tree-mendous Trees
Pay homage to our majestic, leafy companions with this series about trees. Kids can learn about the structure of trees, identify different leaf types and reflect on the many gifts that trees give.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Where Are the Text Features?
Where Are the Text Features?
Worksheet
Where Are the Text Features?
This worksheet prompts students to identify and find different text features to build their reading comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Terrestrial Biomes
Terrestrial Biomes
Workbook
Terrestrial Biomes
A biome is a community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. In this great introductory overview, we explore the vocabulary, flora, and fauna of the world's biomes: tundra, taiga, grasslands, deciduous forest, chaparral, desert, savanna,
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Nonfiction Comprehension: Context Clues & Text Features
Nonfiction Comprehension: Context Clues & Text Features
Worksheet
Nonfiction Comprehension: Context Clues & Text Features
Get ready for some active reading! As your students read through this passage, they will underline key words and reinforce their understanding of words in context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working Together: Text and Text Features
Working Together: Text and Text Features
Worksheet
Working Together: Text and Text Features
Use this exercise to give your students practice gaining information from both the text and the text features. Help your learners build a foundation of comprehension when reading nonfiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Worksheet
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Students will refer to important details to answer text-dependent questions about some wild weather! Get ready to read like a detective and learn some cool facts along the way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exploring Text Features
Exploring Text Features
Worksheet
Exploring Text Features
Practice finding and identifying text features with your second grader using this helpful checklist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures #1: Compare and Contrast
In this worksheet, children will learn to identify signal words and visuals that writers use when comparing and contrasting.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
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Taking Notes With Informational Texts: Central Idea and Key Details
Use this graphic organizer to give students an opportunity to practice identifying the central idea of a text using key details.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Lesson Plan
Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this lesson to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text. This can be used as a stand alone activity or a support the Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Whales
Interesting Animals: Whales
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Whales
Learn all about the interesting world of the whale while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Captions for Illustrations
Captions for Illustrations
Lesson Plan
Captions for Illustrations
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the components that make a good caption for an illustration. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Use this resource with your students to read an interesting article about the Winter Olympics while gathering information from text features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride
Workbook
Paul Revere's Ride
American history gets a graphic-novel makeover in this workbook. Look at Paul Revere's ride with the famous poem, plus a comic that your child can complete about the real events of the midnight ride!
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Workbook
Lights, Camera, Action: Making Movies
Hands-on movie activities bring to life vocabulary and reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Lesson Plan
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Not all nonfiction texts on the same topic are created equal! Using this lesson plan, your class will become familiar with nonfiction features by comparing and contrasting texts on a shared topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Early Cinema: Magic and Moving Pictures
Early Cinema: Magic and Moving Pictures
Workbook
Early Cinema: Magic and Moving Pictures
Learn about amazing works of early cinema with this reading and writing workbook. Pick up fun movie trivia as you complete puzzles, watch your fave movies, make film-inspired crafts, and more.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Endangered Species Exploration
Endangered Species Exploration
Lesson Plan
Endangered Species Exploration
Teach your students the importance of text features with informational readings about endangered species around the world. This lesson on wildlife doubles as a great way for young learners to hone their reading comprehension skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Text Features
Learning About Text Features
Lesson Plan
Learning About Text Features
In this lesson, students will read text features and discuss how each text feature relates to the main idea of a nonfiction text. Use a stand alone activity or a support for the Examining the Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Teach your students how to use timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Table of Contents Mystery #1
Table of Contents Mystery #1
Worksheet
Table of Contents Mystery #1
Practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions using this handy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tsunami Science
Tsunami Science
Worksheet
Tsunami Science
Learn more about the imposing tsunami with this worksheet about the science of tsunamis.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
Hurricane Science
Hurricane Science
Worksheet
Hurricane Science
Learn all about hurricanes in this earth science Q&A.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet

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.