Nonfiction Text Features

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Piranha Facts
Piranha Facts
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Piranha Facts
Young readers will love biting into this passage's cool piranha facts, and they'll get a nice reading comprehension workout in the process.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Ada Lovelace Biography
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Ada Lovelace Biography
Children read about Ada Lovelace, whose ideas are still used in computing today, in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
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Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
This resource helps your EL students identify and explain charts, graphs, and diagrams.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Table of Contents Mystery #2
Table of Contents Mystery #2
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Table of Contents Mystery #2
Practice using a table of contents to find information and answer questions using this handy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Disaster Preparedness
Disaster Preparedness
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Disaster Preparedness
If the zombie outbreak happens, will you be prepared? Help your child familiarize with disaster preparedness through the lens of a zompocalypse!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Glossary: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
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Glossary: Revolutionary War Vocabulary
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Revolutionary War Vocabulary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
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Caption Illustration Rubric Chart
This rubric chart helps students to learn how to grade the quality of the caption illustrations they come across in nonfiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Feature Match
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
Worksheet
Gaining Information from the Text and its Features
Gaining Information from the Text and its Features
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Gaining Information from the Text and its Features
Use this exercise to teach your students how to gain information from the text and the text features to better understand a topic.
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
Worksheet
Stand-Up Comedy
Stand-Up Comedy
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Stand-Up Comedy
in this page from our upcoming Performing Arts workbook, kids can learn about the art â yes, art â of stand-up comedy
3rd grade
Fine arts
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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
Worksheet
Calaveras Literarias
Calaveras Literarias
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Calaveras Literarias
Put a silly spin on a sad holiday by tickling your funny bone with some calaveras literarias.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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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Text Features Scavenger Hunt
Text Features Scavenger Hunt
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Text Features Scavenger Hunt
Students learn how to identify and locate text features with this informational writing worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Alphabetical Sentences
Alphabetical Sentences
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Alphabetical Sentences
Little readers, practice alphabetizing with this fun activity! Kids can put these scrambled words in alphabetical order to create a complete sentence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Worksheet
Draw a Caption Illustration
Draw a Caption Illustration
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Draw a Caption Illustration
In this worksheet, students choose a nonfiction text and practice their illustration and caption writing skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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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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
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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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
Worksheet
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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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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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.