Nonfiction Text Features

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Dictionary Skills
Dictionary Skills
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Dictionary Skills
Dictionary skills are an important part of learning to read and write. Help your little learner understand the different parts of a dictionary entry.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction Text Structures Part 1: Compare & Contrast
Nonfiction Text Structures Part 1: Compare & Contrast
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Nonfiction Text Structures Part 1: Compare & Contrast
Students will analyze a nonfiction text using a compare and contrast structure.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Illustration Explanation
Illustration Explanation
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Illustration Explanation
Use this exercise to teach your students to identify nouns and associated pronouns in captions. Then, challenge them to create captions for illustrations.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
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Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Learn about these surprisingly diverse biomes, then test your biome and geography know-how with a desert-mapping activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Where Are the Text Features?
Where Are the Text Features?
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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
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Rainforest Animals and Plants Galore
Rainforest Animals and Plants Galore
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Rainforest Animals and Plants Galore
Learn about these lush, diverse biomes and practice spotting their inhabitants.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Octopus Facts
Octopus Facts
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Octopus Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool octopus facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
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Nonfiction Text Features Checklist
Develop your students’ critical eye with this nonfiction text features checklist! This resource can be used with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Civil War: Confederacy vs. Union
Civil War: Confederacy vs. Union
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Civil War: Confederacy vs. Union
Review Civil War key terms and people with this history sheet. Your child will decide which terms describe the Confederacy and which describe the Union.
5th grade
Social studies
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Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
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Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
In Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far), third and fourth graders reference a timeline of Sotomayor's life to answer questions about her life.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Wildfires
Wildfires
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Wildfires
Learn all about wildfires, a natural phenomenon looked upon with awe and caution.
5th grade
Science
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Analyzing a Census
Analyzing a Census
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Analyzing a Census
It’s census time! Travel back to 1930 to analyze the census data for the household of Walt Disney.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride
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Paul Revere's Ride
Any kid studying the American Revolution will likely have to memorize this famous poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!
5th grade
Social studies
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Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
Nonfiction Text Features: Winter Olympics
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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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History of Movies
History of Movies
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History of Movies
Have your movie lover read about the history of movies, and then test her reading comprehension as she arranges the events to complete a timeline.
4th grade
Social studies
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Text Features Sort
Text Features Sort
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Text Features Sort
Help students match information about text features together in this review worksheet!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Jellyfish Facts
Jellyfish Facts
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Jellyfish Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool jellyfish facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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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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Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
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Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Practice your dictionary skills with a fun activity, where your little one can alphabetize a group of words that start with the same letter.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Silkworm Facts
Silkworm Facts
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Silkworm Facts
Our silkworm facts help your little one understand more about these special invertebrates. He'll read about their life stages and answer some questions.
2nd grade
Science
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Working Together: Text and Text Features
Working Together: Text and Text Features
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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
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Learn Morse Code
Learn Morse Code
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Learn Morse Code
Learn some of the common Morse code prosigns with this fun activity!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams from Nonfiction Texts
Reading Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams from Nonfiction Texts
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Reading Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams from Nonfiction Texts
Students will analyze three different types of nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Lobster Facts
Lobster Facts
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Lobster Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool lobster facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Glossary: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Glossary: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
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Glossary: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text.
2nd 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.