Nonfiction Text Features

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Animals of the World
Animals of the World
Workbook
Animals of the World
The world is full of amazing creatures! Learn about a few from around the globe, as your child hones reading skills in this fact-filled workbook.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Vocabulary Expanders
Vocabulary Expanders
Workbook
Vocabulary Expanders
These vocabulary worksheets will introduce kids to the wide world of words and get them excited about learning new skills through reading.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Plant Structures and their Functions
Plant Structures and their Functions
Lesson Plan
Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
Workbook
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
The need for reading comprehension skills does not stop when venturing into other academic areas. In this series, sort out the scientific method, read about hurricanes, photosynthesis and more!
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Teach your students how to use timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Neighborhood Map
My Neighborhood Map
Worksheet
My Neighborhood Map
Go over this neighborhood map with your child or student to teach how to properly read a map.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
It's fact vs. opinion statements about interesting animals in this workbook. Kids will also think about how diagrams and images help clarify reading passages.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Charts and Graphs and Diagrams, Oh My!
Students will learn about three nonfiction text features: charts, graphs, and diagrams. They will analyze and interpret the information represented in these visual forms and discover how they aid in the comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's in a Text Feature?
What's in a Text Feature?
Lesson Plan
What's in a Text Feature?
Ever wondered how to explain what an index is to a 6 year old? Look no further! Use this engaging lesson to help your students become text feature experts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Students learn what text features are, along with examples, then practice identifying and using them to enhance their understanding of nonfiction texts as they learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.
3rd grade
Social studies
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
Nonfiction Text Features: Wild, Wild Weather
Nonfiction Text Features: Wild, Wild Weather
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Features: Wild, Wild Weather
Use this resource with your students to read an interesting article about weather while gathering information from text features.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Brain Break: Zombpocalypse
A Brain Break: Zombpocalypse
Workbook
A Brain Break: Zombpocalypse
From zombie history to writing prompts and survival preparedness, this mix of zombie-themed worksheets is the perfect treat for kids who need fun brain breaks and supplementary work.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Informational Text: Close Reading
Informational Text: Close Reading
Lesson Plan
Informational Text: Close Reading
Use a student-friendly glossary and sentence frames to learn about wild weather! Scaffolds will help your students answer text-dependent questions. This lesson can be paired with the main Informational Text: Close Reading lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Aquatic Biomes
Aquatic Biomes
Workbook
Aquatic Biomes
Dive into earth and life science with this book on aquatic biomes. Research reefs, learn wetland animals, and explore the squishy world of swamps in this book about these wet and wild ecosystems.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Science Vocabulary Expanders
Science Vocabulary Expanders
Workbook
Science Vocabulary Expanders
The activities in this workbook do double-duty as both vocabulary practice and earth science review with a collection of word scrambles, crosswords, and quizzes about animals, plants and planets.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Your students may know about Rosa Parks, but do they know about the Montgomery Bus Boycott that her famous action inspired? Enhance students' knowledge of this important part of the Civil Rights movement while teaching cause and effect.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tree-mendous Trees
Tree-mendous Trees
Workbook
Tree-mendous Trees
Pay homage to our majestic, leafy companions with this series about trees. Kids can learn about the structure of trees, identify different leaf types and reflect on the many gifts that trees give.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Earthquake Science
Earthquake Science
Worksheet
Earthquake Science
Shake up your science studies with this worksheet about earthquakes.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
Learning About Maps!
Learning About Maps!
Worksheet
Learning About Maps!
Use this fun and interesting worksheets about maps to help your students use sentence level context clues, examples, and logic to decode text and become more fluent in reading informational text.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Drawing Conclusions
Drawing Conclusions
Workbook
Drawing Conclusions
In this series of maps, charts and match-ups your child will learn to use his logic to read contextual clues and label the information. Every picture has a story to tell!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Creepy Creatures
Creepy Creatures
Workbook
Creepy Creatures
Dig into some of the most famous myths and legends across the country. This nonfiction comprehension workbook is complete with writing activities, fill-in-the-blanks, and drawing pages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Lesson Plan
Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn key vocabulary terms that they will see in future lessons about the American Revolution. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson A Living Timeline: The American Revolution.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

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.