Nonfiction Text Feature Task Cards - Reading Passages and Response Worksheets

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These nonfiction text feature passages & task cards will help your students identify many common text features found in informational texts. These nonfiction text features task cards are perfect for independent practice, homework, literacy workstations, or to even use as part of your mini-lesson when discussing nonfiction texts.

Each nonfiction text feature task card contains a short informational reading passage and one primary text feature. Students will be able to identify the text feature and think about how it helped them better understand the topic of the text.

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What's Included?

This resource includes 20 reading task cards. Each task card contains a short nonfiction reading passage (half a page) and includes a variety of printing options so you can find the exact format that will work for your students' needs.

Option 1: Just the Text

  • You can print the task cards with just the text. This is a great option if you want to use these reading passages to teach something other than nonfiction text features
  • There are all three different student response sheets included that you can pair with the task cards.
  • There is also a digital version included created Google Slides.

Option 2: Text & Create a Text Feature

  • This option needs to be printed front and back.
  • One one side students have the reading passage (same as option 1), and on the back there is a template for students to create one of four text features (title page, table of contents, glossary, index).
  • There is also a digital version included created Google Slides.

Option 3: Text & Reading Response Questions

  • This option needs to be printed front and back.
  • One side students have the reading passage (same as option 1), and on the other side there is a set of text-based comprehension questions and a space for a sticky note so they can "stop-and-jot" while they read the text.
  • There is also a digital version included created Google Slides

*Each option also includes a digital version created using Google Slides so you can use this resource no matter what your teaching situation looks like.

Which text features are included in this resource?

The following nonfiction texts features are included as part of the task cards:

  • Bullet Points
  • Close-up
  • Cross Section
  • Diagram
  • Graph
  • Headings & Subheadings
  • Illustrations
  • Labels
  • Picture & Caption
  • Table
  • Text Box
  • Timeline

In Option #2, students will have the option of creating one of the following nonfiction text features:

  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Table of Contents
  • Title Page

How Can I Use This Resource?

There are TONS of ways you can use this resource in your classroom.

  • Print the task cards on cardstock and use them in a literacy center to help your students practice identifying and understanding nonfiction text features.
  • Use the task card passages as part of your strategy group or small group instruction. They are short and focused and are the perfect small group teaching tool.
  • Make a copy of 1-2 of the task cards and give to students are part of your warm-up, morning work, or homework.
  • Use as a quick assessment at the end of your lesson or unit.
  • Use for ANY READING COMPREHENSION instruction - while these task cards are perfect for teaching about nonfiction text features, you can also use them to teach a variety of comprehension skills.

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80+ (Print and Digital)
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


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