Nonfiction Text Features Assessment or Worksheet in Print and Digital

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Deb Hanson
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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Loved this resource! I used it in small groups and center work. Students were engaged and this resource helped me to see quickly what the students knew.
I teach multi-level students. This resource is great. They can be used as worksheets or you can chunk parts, laminate, and make into stations.
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Being able to identify and use text features is essential to reading and comprehending informational texts. Have your students show what they know with this nonfiction text feature assessment. It consists of four pages. I have always used this resource as an end-of-unit assessment, but you can also use it as part of large group or small group lesson, or as a practice worksheet.

This nonfiction text feature resource contains 22 multiple-choice questions. Just print and go! Students read each question and identify the correct answer. This assessment truly checks your students' understanding of text features. In addition to identifying text features, students must also answer questions about the specific purpose of a given text feature, and some questions require students to demonstrate their knowledge of how to use a particular text feature.

The nonfiction text features included in this assessment are:

→ Title page

→ Table of Contents

→ Index

→ Glossary

→ Guide Words

→ Heading

→ Subheading

→ Bold Words

→ Words in Italics

→ Bullet Points

→ Text box

→ Hyperlink

→ Photograph

→ Illustration

→ Caption

→ Diagram

→ Labels

→ Cutaway

→ Close-up

→ Map

→ Timeline

→ Charts and Graphs

→ Table

Check the preview to get a sense of readability. Also, this assessment is not editable.

********This resource is available in three formats:

  1. Traditional Printables- Print the PDF and distribute the pencil-and-paper assessment.
  2. Easel Activity- With this paperless format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF! Students can complete this activity on a device. Students read each question and identify the correct answer. This has a multiple-choice format, and students select their answers by moving the circle to select the correct answer.
  3. Easel Assessment- Students complete this self-grading quiz on a device, as well. After reading a question, students select their answer from a list of four possible answer choices. With this option, they receive immediate feedback. With this option, the teacher chooses whether or not his or her students receive immediate feedback.

This assessment is also available in a digital, self-checking format. If you are interested in viewing the DIGITAL VERSION OF THIS ASSESSMENT that is compatible with GOOGLE FORMS, click here.

Here's what teachers like you had to say about this resource:

  • Ashley L. said, "I loved this resource because it looked at the text features. It was a great assessment of different kinds and helped students really look to see where they would be used. A great assessment!!!"

  • Marlissa S. said, "These saved me so much time and energy! It was low-prep for me as a teacher and my students absolutely loved it. My students were engaged and felt it was easy to understand and challenging!"

  • Jennifer Y. said, "My students loved this resource and their summative test showed how much the resource helped them. I highly recommend any of Deb Hanson's resources. They really are the best!"

  • Mallory C. said, "Great product! I needed a pre-assessment and this worked perfectly."

  • Monica T. said, "I teach multi-level students. This resource is great. They can be used as worksheets or you can chunk parts, laminate, and make into stations."

Nonfiction Text Feature PowerPoint with a companion handout!

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Nonfiction Text Features Craftivity

Nonfiction Text Features Memory Game (23 matches!)

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By Deb Hanson

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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.


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