Nonfiction Text Features

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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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Vocabulary Cards: Nonfiction Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Nonfiction Text Features
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Vocabulary Cards: Nonfiction Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Nonfiction Text Features.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Catfish Facts
Catfish Facts
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
Where Can I Pet the Kitty?
Where Can I Pet the Kitty?
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Where Can I Pet the Kitty?
In this cute worksheet, kids learn to read and write words such as eyes, paw, nose, and tail in order tby labeling the kitty's body parts.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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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
Deborah Sampson
Deborah Sampson
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Deborah Sampson
Want to meet a real-life Mulan? Read up on Deborah Sampson, a barrier-breaking woman who fought for equality in the armed forces.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pre-Read with Nonfiction Text Features
Pre-Read with Nonfiction Text Features
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Pre-Read with Nonfiction Text Features
During this pre-reading exercise, your students will rely on nonfiction text features and their own background knowledge to gather information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
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Side-By-Side Nonfiction Text Features
Get to know nonfiction text features! Use this resource with your class to compare nonfiction text features for same-topic selections. This resource goes along with the Comparing Nonfiction Text Features lesson plan.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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
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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
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Learning About Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Learning About Text Features
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Vocabulary Cards: Learning About Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learning About Text Features.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Glossary: Searching for Text Features
Glossary: Searching for Text Features
Worksheet
Glossary: Searching for Text Features
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Searching for Text Features.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Learning About Text Features
Glossary: Learning About Text Features
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Glossary: Learning About Text Features
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Learning About Text Features.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Are You Reading?
What Are You Reading?
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What Are You Reading?
Practice identifying text features with your kindergarten students using this handy text feature hunt worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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
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
Worksheet
Dorothea Lange and the FSA Photographers
Dorothea Lange and the FSA Photographers
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Dorothea Lange and the FSA Photographers
Children learn about three women who emerged as influential photographers during the Great Depression in the United States through the FSA program.
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.