Text Features in Non Fiction
Text features are the parts of a nonfiction book that help you find information easily and help you understand the text better. There are so many different types of text features – Titles, table of contents, pictures, captions, index, glossary, special text, etc. The chart below explains some of the most commonly used text features
Students in our class will be learning about text features and their purpose in nonfiction text. They will work in pairs or small groups to create a place mat with the vocabulary. They will then use the place mat develop a mini-book with examples of each text feature.
Students will complete a double bubble map comparing and contrasting fiction to nonfiction. They will read and discuss nonfiction articles to identify text features and answer comprehension questions.