Nonfiction Text Features

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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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Using Text Features in Nonfiction
Using Text Features in Nonfiction
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Using Text Features in Nonfiction
In this worksheet, readers learn about the fascinating kangaroo, then use both the text and text features to answer questions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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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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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Saxophone Facts
Saxophone Facts
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Saxophone Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool saxophone facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Fine arts
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Table of Contents Mystery #2
Table of Contents Mystery #2
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Table of Contents Mystery #2
Practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions using this handy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Book Preview
Book Preview
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Book Preview
Get ready to read! Set students up for success by showing them how to preview texts before reading. Young readers are challenged to predict what the book is about using the title and illustrations before diving into the story.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Gaining Information from the Text and its Features
Gaining Information from the Text and its Features
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Gaining Information from the Text and its Features
Use this exercise to teach your students how to gain information from the text and the text features to better understand a topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Trumpet Facts
Trumpet Facts
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Trumpet Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool trumpet facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Fine arts
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Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness
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Disaster Preparedness
If the zombie outbreak happens, will you be prepared? Help your child familiarize with disaster preparedness through the lens of a zompocalypse!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Calaveras Literarias
Calaveras Literarias
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Calaveras Literarias
Put a silly spin on a sad holiday by tickling your funny bone with some calaveras literarias.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Seal Facts
Seal Facts
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Seal Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool seal facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Shrimp Facts
Shrimp Facts
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Shrimp Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool shrimp facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Pictures Have a Lot to Say: Big Ears
Pictures Have a Lot to Say: Big Ears
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Pictures Have a Lot to Say: Big Ears
Both of these animals have big ears! Your child will look at the pictures of unusual animals in this worksheet and try to learn some new things about them.
2nd grade
Science
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I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
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I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
Get to know some tundra animals as you look for them in the snow.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Chameleon Table of Contents
Chameleon Table of Contents
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Chameleon Table of Contents
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple non-fiction text features with this table of contents activity. Young readers will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about chameleons.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Searching for Text Features
Searching for Text Features
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Searching for Text Features
Practice identifying text features with your kindergarten students using this helpful and informative matching worksheet.
Kindergarten
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.