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All About Plastic
All About Plastic
Worksheet
All About Plastic
In this worksheet, children discover what plastic is, how it is manufactured, as well as its history and about attempts to reduce plastic waste.
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features #1
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features #1
Worksheet
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features #1
Learners practice using context clues to identify the meaning of new words in this language and vocabulary worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Worksheet
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Children learn how the internet travels across the ocean through cables to create a giant, global information network in this engaging, hands-on worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Students read all about seaweed and answer standards-based comprehension questions in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.
7th grade
Science
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Discovering Kites
In this seventh-grade ELA worksheet, students read a fascinating informational text about the history of kites and answer comprehension questions covering a variety of reading skills. 
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Neighborhood Map
My Neighborhood Map
Worksheet
My Neighborhood Map
Children will refer to a map, a key, and a compass rose to answer eight questions in this colorful map-reading worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with Week 2 of this independent study packet for fifth graders.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Map Reading
Map Reading
Worksheet
Map Reading
Help your child practice reading a map and using the cardinal directions. See if she can interpret the different parts of a map.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
This four-page worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text about government funding for space exploration.
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Parts of the Brain
Parts of the Brain
Worksheet
Parts of the Brain
Why do zombies love brains? Find out with this collection of fun facts and a colorful diagram of the brain.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this third grade independent study packet offers 5 more days of activities in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of this independent study packet for fourth graders features five more days of targeted practice with reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 6
This fifth grade independent study packet provides students with Week 6 of remote learning opportunities.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet features five days of engaging learning activities designed to help learners prepare for their second grade debut.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Nonfiction Text Features: Wild, Wild Weather
Nonfiction Text Features: Wild, Wild Weather
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Wild, Wild Weather
Children will practice using nonfiction text features as they read and interpret a passage about extreme weather.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Food Science
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Food Science
Worksheet
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Food Science
Learn all about the fascinating field of food science in this four-page informational reading comprehension worksheet!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fourth graders tackle math riddles, reading, science and more in this comprehensive week 4 packet.
4th grade
Social emotional
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for fifth graders covers the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Biomes of the World
Biomes of the World
Worksheet
Biomes of the World
Study the map of terrestrial biomes, then use it to answer questions.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures #2: Cause and Effect
Nonfiction Text Structures #2: Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures #2: Cause and Effect
In this worksheet, children will learn to identify signal words and visuals that writers use when describing cause and effect.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
This Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1 provides five full days of learning activities in reading, writing, math, and other fun topics.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Vocabulary in Focus
Vocabulary in Focus
Workbook
Vocabulary in Focus
This workbook builds reading comprehension by reinforcing vocabulary with word puzzles, homophones and a few quick reading pages.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Informational Text 1
Informational Text 1
Guided Lesson
Informational Text 1
Now that reading skills are more developed, second graders will move on to comprehension of informational text. This guided lesson supports this through an exploration of the main idea of a text, as well as the other text features, such as: captions, photographs, maps headings, subheadings, glossary, index, icons and graphs. Kids will look at two texts that cover the same topic, but in different ways.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Informational Reading Comprehension: Invasive Species
Informational Reading Comprehension: Invasive Species
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Invasive Species
Learn about invasive species—non-native species that cause harm to native ecosystems—with this informational reading comprehension worksheet!
8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Search Nonfiction Text Feature Educational Resources

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.