Nonfiction Text Features

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History of Movies
History of Movies
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History of Movies
Have your movie lover read about the history of movies, and then test her reading comprehension as she arranges the events to complete a timeline.
4th grade
Social studies
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Captions for Illustrations
Captions for Illustrations
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Captions for Illustrations
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the components that make a good caption for an illustration. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Analyzing Text Features
Analyzing Text Features
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Analyzing Text Features
Want students to use text features in their writing? Begin by having them examine the text features that they see in informational books.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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
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Searching for Text Features
Searching for Text Features
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Searching for Text Features
Practice identifying text features with your kindergarten students using this helpful and informative matching worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Formatting Nonfiction Text
Formatting Nonfiction Text
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Formatting Nonfiction Text
Text formatting can add a lot of richness to how information is explained. In this lesson students will explore the organization of nonfiction texts and go on a scavenger hunt for different kinds of text formatting features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dictionary Skills
Dictionary Skills
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Dictionary Skills
Dictionary skills are an important part of learning to read and write. Help your little learner understand the different parts of a dictionary entry.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
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Comparing Nonfiction Text Features
Not all nonfiction texts on the same topic are created equal! Using this lesson plan, your class will become familiar with nonfiction features by comparing and contrasting texts on a shared topic.
5th 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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Text Feature Detective
Text Feature Detective
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Text Feature Detective
From labeled pictures to glossaries, there are lots of different nonfiction text features for students to learn about. In this lesson, students hunt for text features while learning how they provide meaning and present information.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Chameleon Table of Contents
Chameleon Table of Contents
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Chameleon Table of Contents
Review or assess your second graders' understanding of simple non-fiction text features with this table of contents activity. Young readers will practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions about chameleons.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
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Are You a Text Detective?
Are You a Text Detective?
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Are You a Text Detective?
Kindergarten students will become text feature detectives as they hunt for the different text features found in nonfiction books in this fun reading lesson.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Stingray Facts
Stingray Facts
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Stingray Facts
Young readers will love digging into this passage's cool stingray facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
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Guide Words Sort
Guide Words Sort
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Guide Words Sort
Kids will sharpen their dictionary skills with this challenging guide words sort. By sorting a group of words into their correct dictionary locations, young readers will gain confidence and dexterity in their reading and vocabulary abilities.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture Puzzlers
Picture Puzzlers
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Picture Puzzlers
Make your students into storytellers with this lesson where they will learn how to make complete stories of their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Survival Skills
Survival Skills
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Survival Skills
Whether you love the great outdoors or are preparing for the zompocalpyse, this round-up of survival skills will help kids be prepared for any disaster!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Vocabulary Cards: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
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Vocabulary Cards: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Revolutionary War Vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Understand Text Features
Understand Text Features
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Understand Text Features
Let's practice reading nonfiction texts! In this lesson, teach your ELs about identifying and describing text features. This lesson can be taught on its own or used as support for the lesson Formatting Text Features.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
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Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing
Practice your dictionary skills with a fun activity, where your little one can alphabetize a group of words that start with the same letter.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Using Pictures in Nonfiction
Using Pictures in Nonfiction
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Using Pictures in Nonfiction
From the text and pictures on this worksheet, your students will learn about Australia and kangaroos while strengthening their reading comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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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
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Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Be a Nonfiction Detective!
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Be a Nonfiction Detective!
Take the mystery out of comprehending nonfiction by becoming a text feature detective! Find clues before reading to get your brain ready to learn!
1st 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.