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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
Stingray Facts
Stingray Facts
Worksheet
Stingray Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool stingray facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Malala: Nobel Laureate
Malala: Nobel Laureate
Worksheet
Malala: Nobel Laureate
This worksheet introduces fifth graders to Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
5th 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
Crab Facts
Crab Facts
Worksheet
Crab Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool crab facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Starfish Facts
Starfish Facts
Worksheet
Starfish Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool starfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Vocabulary Think & Seek
Vocabulary Think & Seek
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Vocabulary Think & Seek
Give your young readers some practice using context clues and dictionaries to expand their vocabulary with this reading activity. As students read, they will consider the meaning of tricky words, then write down their definitions using a dictionary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classifying Visual Text Features
Classifying Visual Text Features
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Classifying Visual Text Features
Use this worksheet to give your students confidence in reading nonfiction texts by familiarizing them with visual elements like diagrams, photographs, illustrations, and charts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pictures Have a Lot to Say
Pictures Have a Lot to Say
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Pictures Have a Lot to Say
These pictures have a lot to say! The animals in this worksheet don't talkÃbut they can tell you a lot about what they're like by the way they look.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Starfish Text Features
Starfish Text Features
Worksheet
Starfish Text Features
Your students will demonstrate their understanding of nonfiction text features, such as caption, diagram, and heading, with this helpful vocabulary worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sojourner Truth Timeline
Sojourner Truth Timeline
Worksheet
Sojourner Truth Timeline
Track important events in the life of an important woman with this Sojourner Truth timeline, a great way to get used to reading and writing nonfiction.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Guide Words Sort
Guide Words Sort
Worksheet
Guide Words Sort
Kids will sharpen their dictionary skills with this challenging guide words sort. By sorting a group of words into their correct dictionary locations, young readers will gain confidence and dexterity in their reading and vocabulary abilities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Catfish Facts
Catfish Facts
Worksheet
Catfish Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool catfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
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Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Mae Jemison is a pioneer; she was the first African American female to enter space! This biography of her life details her early life, education, experience as an astronaut, and her life after NASA.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Table of Contents Mystery #1
Table of Contents Mystery #1
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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
Vocabulary Partner Talk
Vocabulary Partner Talk
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Vocabulary Partner Talk
Kids will practice listening and speaking skills in this interactive vocabulary activity. Students will pair up and take turns responding to questions about difficult words they've encountered and what they learned by using context clues and a dictionary.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures Part 2: Cause & Effect
Nonfiction Text Structures Part 2: Cause & Effect
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Nonfiction Text Structures Part 2: Cause & Effect
Build up your students’ reading comprehension as they learn about the various features of nonfiction text structure.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Violin Facts
Violin Facts
Worksheet
Violin Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool violin facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Parts of an Apple
Parts of an Apple
Worksheet
Parts of an Apple
Here is a fresh and fruity way to learn a bit of life science. Sit down with your little one and teach them all the different parts of an apple!
2nd grade
Science
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
Dictionaries & Definitions
Dictionaries & Definitions
Lesson Plan
Dictionaries & Definitions
In this lesson, students will practice defining words by making their own vocabulary cards. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Mini Dictionaries lesson plan.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Read the Pictures
Read the Pictures
Worksheet
Read the Pictures
This worksheet helps students learn from pictures and captions in nonfiction texts while also answering comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tree Parts
Tree Parts
Worksheet
Tree Parts
This tree anatomy worksheet will give your little naturalist a better understanding of the parts that make up a tree.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Magnificent Bears!
Magnificent Bears!
Worksheet
Magnificent Bears!
Use this activity to reinforce using sentence level context clues to decode challenging words in a nonfiction text!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Feature Descriptions
Text Feature Descriptions
Worksheet
Text Feature Descriptions
Use this worksheet to practice identifying and describing text features.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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.