Nonfiction Text Features Posters & Activities

Jillian Starr
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14 Nonfiction Text Feature Posters with accompanying activities: The Common Core is shifting attention to nonfiction texts. Get ready to explicitly teach young readers the features of nonfiction texts with these classroom reference posters and activities.


• Background & recommendations for selecting appropriate non-fiction texts

14 Posters that provide text feature definitions and images

• Photograph
• Diagram
• Caption
• Heading
• Subheading
• Glossary
• Table of Contents
• Index
• Map
• Chart/Graph
• Types of Print
• Bullet Points
• Pronunciation
• Time Line

Non-Fiction Text Features Activity- Asks students to define text structures and why they are useful

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction- Compare and contrast these 2 genres with a Venn Diagram.

Memory Match Game (Concentration)- Help build fluency with the terminology by having students match images of non-fiction text structures to their name. (They can also be placed back-to-back to create flash cards.)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.


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