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Informational Text Features

This collection is designed to help you focus on informational text features during your reading workshop.Informational Text Features | Anchor Chart | File Folder Game | Bookmarks | FREE from The Curriculum Corner
The Common Core emphasizes the importance of informational text.  Because of this, the nonfiction work you do in your classroom is of high importance.  We have put together this collection of activities to help you introduce the features of nonfiction to your students.

We hope you enjoy these resources for informational text features! Simple click on the underlined headings below. (As this is an older post, each item is an individual download.)

If your students have previous experience, a great way to start this unit is by having each of your students search for a nonfiction book in your room.  When everyone has found one, gather in your meeting spot.  Talk about each book and why it does or does not fit into the category of nonfiction.  This is a way to get your kids talking about nonfiction and discussing the features of nonfiction texts.

Nonfiction Text Feature Anchor Chart  This is a visual to help your students remember the difference between the features of nonfiction.

Nonfiction Text Feature File Folder Sort   Attach the sorting pages to a file folder.  Laminate the file folder and the two pages with text feature examples and cut.  Students sort the text features onto the correct spot at a center.

Nonfiction Text Feature Bookmarks  In a word format so you can make changes to fit your class.  Laminate these bookmarks and place at a center with a basket of nonfiction books.  Students search for text features and mark each with the matching bookmark.

Photo Hunt  Have cameras in your classroom?  Get the kids using them with these nonfiction photo search booklets.  Students find an example of each text feature and take a picture of the feature.  Print the pictures for your students and have your students place them in the correct spot in the photo booklet.

You might also be interested in:  Close Reading:  Focus on Text Features.



Sunday 8th of December 2019

Thank you for creating this wonderful resource.I notice that the Table of Contents slide has a description in English. On the adjacent side, it is Latin. Is this intentional?

Jill & Cathy

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Hi Julia, That is actually something that was within the clip art that we purchased for this post, so it was a choice of the illustrator/artist. We believe that perhaps he/she wanted to emphasize the actual text feature instead of having people focus on the content. That is our best guess!

Casey Craghead

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

Thank you!

Joy Braud

Thursday 21st of January 2016

Thanks for this work. It is exactly what I was looking for and it is FREE!!!


Saturday 3rd of October 2015

THANKS!! This is an awesome resource!


Wednesday 18th of February 2015

thank you so much for sharing!