Nonfiction Text Features

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Earthquakes: Text Features
Earthquakes: Text Features
Worksheet
Earthquakes: Text Features
Help students appreciate the information they can get from text features!
4th 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
Interesting Animals: Whales
Interesting Animals: Whales
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Whales
Learn all about the interesting world of the whale while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Worksheet
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Children learn about three songs that inspired and gave hope to the people who fled slavery via the Underground Railroad, then answer questions about what they have learned.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Where Are the Text Features?
Where Are the Text Features?
Worksheet
Where Are the Text Features?
This worksheet prompts students to identify and find different text features to build their reading comprehension skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Whale Facts
Whale Facts
Worksheet
Whale Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool whale facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Piano Facts
Piano Facts
Worksheet
Piano Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool piano facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
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
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Worksheet
Answering Questions About Wild, Wild Weather
Students will refer to important details to answer text-dependent questions about some wild weather! Get ready to read like a detective and learn some cool facts along the way.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spiders and Their Webs
Spiders and Their Webs
Worksheet
Spiders and Their Webs
Geared toward second graders, this science worksheet has young scientists read about spiders and their webs and then demonstrate their nonfiction comprehension by filling in the diagram with the correct anatomical terms.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features
Worksheet
Finding Word Meaning: Context Clues & Text Features
As your students read through this passage, they will underline key words and reinforce their understanding of those words in context.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hurricane Science
Hurricane Science
Worksheet
Hurricane Science
Learn all about hurricanes in this earth science Q&A.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
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
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Worksheet
Where in the World is the Desert Biome?
Learn about these surprisingly diverse biomes, then test your biome and geography know-how with a desert-mapping activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Starfish Text Features
Starfish Text Features
Worksheet
Starfish Text Features
Your students will demonstrate their understanding of nonfiction text features, such as caption, diagram, and heading, with this helpful vocabulary worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Introducing Mae Jemison, the Star
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Tsunami Science
Tsunami Science
Worksheet
Tsunami Science
Learn more about the imposing tsunami with this worksheet about the science of tsunamis.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
Exploring Text Features
Exploring Text Features
Worksheet
Exploring Text Features
Practice finding and identifying text features with your second grader using this helpful checklist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vinnie's Volcano Vocabulary
Vinnie's Volcano Vocabulary
Worksheet
Vinnie's Volcano Vocabulary
Get this earth science worksheet that will challenge your child's knowledge of volcanoes and teach him some new vocabulary.
2nd grade
Science
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

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.