I used these Charts to teach text features. Each charts has a definition, Graphic organizer, and clue words to help students be able to identify these text features in their writing and readings.
After teaching each feature we then were separated into groups and given a topic. Within each group the students chose a text feature and wrote about their topic using their text feature. After they wrote their "articles" we made magazines out of their topic.
Depending on your students you can either give them the articles with information or have them research it themselves.
My students loved it because they were able to pretty much chose their topics and text feature that they liked the best. It also served as a concrete way for them to use text features and see them in their reading.