Text Feature Resources

Text Features activities to help students identify and understand the purpose of different text features.

Text Feature Posters: Full Page
Full page posters for 18 different text features. Explains the purpose and gives an example for each text feature.

Text Feature Posters: Half Size
Half page posters for 18 different text features. Explains the purpose and gives an example for each text feature.

Text Features Chart
Students can use this text features chart for reference. It identifies 18 different text features, explains the purpose, and gives an example. FREE!

Text Features Chart - Fill in Missing Parts
Students fill in the missing pieces of a text features chart. They must either identify the missing text feature, explain the purpose of the missing text feature, or draw an example of the missing text feature.

Text Features Slideshow
A text feature slideshow that you can show students to introduce them to the purpose and meaning of 18 different text features. FREE!

Text Features Book Template #1
Students create a text features book. They draw or glue an example of each text feature into the book, and then explain the purpose of the text feature.

Text Features Book Template #2
Students create a text features book. They draw or glue an example of each text feature into the book, and then explain the purpose of the text feature.

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt #1 FREE!
Students use a nonfiction book or magazine to go on a “scavenger hunt” for different text features. This activity can be reused several times with different books.

Text Feature Scavenger Hunt #2
Students use a nonfiction book or magazine to go on a “scavenger hunt” for different text features. This activity can be reused several times with different books.

Text Features Cut and Paste #1
Students look at examples of different text features and think about what a possible title for each of them.

Text Features Cut and Paste #2
Students look at examples of different text features and think about what a possible title for each of them.

Text Feature Task Cards
24 task cards that require students to identify text features and think about the purpose behind them.

Text Features Writing #1
Students are given 4 different text features. They write a corresponding paragraph that goes along with each text feature.

Text Features Writing #2
Students are given 4 different text features. They write a corresponding paragraph that goes along with each text feature.

Text Feature Bullying Article
Students read an article about bullying and have to add appropriate text features to the article.
Butterfly Life Cycle: Text Features Application
Students read an article about the monarch butterfly life cycle and have to add appropriate text features to the article.

Text Feature Application - Big Bend National Park
Students read an article about Big Bend National Park and have to add appropriate text features to the article.

Text Features: Write Your Own Article
Students write their own nonfiction article that includes text features. Includes instructions, brainstorming, final draft, and grading rubric pages.

Text Features: Higher Order Thinking Questions
Text feature questions to ask your students to encourage higher level thinking. The questions are based off of Bloom’s Taxonomy. FREE!