Nonfiction Text Features

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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
Worksheet
Saxophone Facts
Saxophone Facts
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Table of Contents Mystery #2
Table of Contents Mystery #2
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Using Pictures in Nonfiction
Using Pictures in Nonfiction
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Using Pictures in Nonfiction
From the text and pictures on this worksheet, your students will learn about Australia and kangaroos while strengthening their reading comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures Part 3: Description
Nonfiction Text Structures Part 3: Description
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Nonfiction Text Structures Part 3: Description
Build up your students’ reading comprehension, as they learn about the various features of nonfiction text structure.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Calaveras Literarias
Calaveras Literarias
Worksheet
Calaveras Literarias
Put a silly spin on a sad holiday by tickling your funny bone with some calaveras literarias.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
Worksheet
I Spy: Tundra Animals Edition
Get to know some tundra animals as you look for them in the snow.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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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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
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Vocabulary Cards: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Vocabulary Cards: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
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Vocabulary Cards: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Using Sentence Level Context to Decode Text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
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Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
This resource helps your EL students identify and explain charts, graphs, and diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hunting for Nonfiction Text Features in Pictures
Hunting for Nonfiction Text Features in Pictures
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Hunting for Nonfiction Text Features in Pictures
This helpful picture chart helps students identify the different text features found in the nonfiction books they are reading.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Table of Contents Clues
Table of Contents Clues
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Table of Contents Clues
Use this ocean-themed worksheet to measure your students' understanding of simple nonfiction text features. Your little bookworm will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about the whole book.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Venn Diagram: Compare and Contrast Text Features of Nonfiction Printed Text and Nonfiction Electronic Text
Venn Diagram: Compare and Contrast Text Features of Nonfiction Printed Text and Nonfiction Electronic Text
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Venn Diagram: Compare and Contrast Text Features of Nonfiction Printed Text and Nonfiction Electronic Text
When paired with two types of nonfiction texts, this classic graphic organizer will help students visualize the similarities and differences between the text features of printed text and electronic text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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Vocabulary Cards: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Vocabulary Cards: Analyzing Primary Sources with Past Tense Verbs
Worksheet
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

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.