Nonfiction Text Features

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Nonfiction Feature Match
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Nonfiction Feature Match
Reading nonfiction can be tricky, whether read individually or as a group. Young readers will be asked to match common text features to the correct illustrated features in this tree-themed activity.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Nonfiction Text Features
Glossary: Nonfiction Text Features
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Glossary: Nonfiction Text Features
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Nonfiction Text Features.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Glossary: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Glossary: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Diagrams
Making Diagrams
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Making Diagrams
This worksheet teaches first graders the important role that diagrams play in informational text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Weedy Sea Dragon Facts
Weedy Sea Dragon Facts
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Weedy Sea Dragon Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool weedy sea dragon facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Dessert Index Search
Dessert Index Search
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Dessert Index Search
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple nonfiction text features with this delicious index activity. Young readers will practice using an cookbook index to locate information about tasty desserts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
Help your little bookworm get to know the layout of a table of contents! She'll deconstruct this sample table of contents by answering the questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Eel Facts
Eel Facts
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Eel Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool eel facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Vocabulary Cards: Captions for Illustrations
Vocabulary Cards: Captions for Illustrations
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Vocabulary Cards: Captions for Illustrations
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Captions for Illustrations.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Biome Beth
Biome Beth
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Biome Beth
Searching for a worksheet that will help your child practice their reading skills? This printable uses life science as a background to help young readers.
3rd grade
Science
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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
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Writing Headings
Writing Headings
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Writing Headings
This worksheet teaches first graders how to write headings for informational texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Vocabulary Cards: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
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Vocabulary Cards: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Going on a Nonfiction Picture Walk.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Hiking Through the Tundra
Hiking Through the Tundra
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Hiking Through the Tundra
Stay on course in this puzzle by following only the tundra biome animals.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Ozark Big-Eared Bat Coloring Page
Ozark Big-Eared Bat Coloring Page
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Ozark Big-Eared Bat Coloring Page
There's a happy-looking, big-eared bat and some fun facts on this coloring page! And it's a great way to start a talk about endangered animals with your child.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary
Glossary
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Glossary
This worksheet can help first graders to practice learning how to locate information using a glossary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Searching for Text Features
Vocabulary Cards: Searching for Text Features
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Vocabulary Cards: Searching for Text Features
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Searching for Text Features.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Dictionaries & Definitions
Glossary: Dictionaries & Definitions
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Glossary: Dictionaries & Definitions
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Dictionaries & Definitions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Previewing Using Text Features
Previewing Using Text Features
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Previewing Using Text Features
This worksheet guides second graders in previewing a text using the title, table of contents, and graphics.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Add a New Text Feature
Add a New Text Feature
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Add a New Text Feature
Nonfiction books have a variety of text features. But they could sometimes use more! In this activity, students analyze the existing text features in a book and create a new feature to add.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Dictionaries & Definitions
Vocabulary Cards: Dictionaries & Definitions
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Vocabulary Cards: Dictionaries & Definitions
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Dictionaries & Definitions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Searching for Text Features
Glossary: Searching for Text Features
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Glossary: Searching for Text Features
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Searching for Text Features.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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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.