Nonfiction Text Features Anchor Chart example

Text Feature Anchor Charts

Below are 6 different examples of text feature anchor charts you could use in your classroom. Choose the best anchor chart based on the needs of your students. This type of scavenger hunt would be great for students just being introduced to text features. It gives the name of the text feature, explains the purpose, and gives a real world …

Text Feature Activity - Make copies of a page with a variety of text features, and have students highlight and label the different text features they find.

Nonfiction Text Features: Low Prep Activities

After being introduced to nonfiction text features (see my free text feature slideshow), students must have time to practice identifying text features within nonfiction text. Once students start deliberately looking for text features, they will be surprised at how easy it is to find them in nonfiction text. It is important to provide engaging, thought-provoking activities that direct students as …

Use these higher order thinking questions to get kids thinking more critically about text features.

Text Features Questions: Higher Order Thinking

When questioning students about text features, it is important that we encourage students to think past knowledge and recall questions and into more higher order thinking questions. Below are some text features questions you can ask your students for each of the levels in Bloom’s Taxonomy. (Click here for more text feature activity ideas.) My Text Features Task Cards also …

Elementary students create a text feature book to practice nonfiction text features!

Create a Text Feature Book

A fun and easy way to help students practice with the different types of text features is to create a text feature book. Creating a text feature book will help strengthen students’ understanding of the purposes of different non fiction text features. And, even better, students can use the book as a reference throughout the school year! Before students can …

Free Text Features Chart

There are so many different types of text features – Titles, headings, labels, diagrams, bullet points, bold text…the list could go on forever! To help students keep track of the different types of text features, use the free text features chart pictured below! You can use this text features chart in a variety of ways – post it up in …

Free Nonfiction Text Features Slideshow for elementary students

Text Features Slideshow

Use this text features slideshow to help students with their nonfiction reading comprehension. In order for students to comprehend nonfiction text, they must have a good understanding of nonfiction text features. Students should not only be able to identify text features within the text, but they need to understand the purpose of each of the text features and how it …