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Text structures are important for students to know while reading books. I like that this poster provides a visual, along with the definition of non-fiction text structures.

DO THIS!! what a smart teacher!!!! pinner says: My latest ploy-- getting my kids into more non-fiction. I'll post a crazy fact a day, and if they can bring in a fact for me and show me where they read it (any non-fiction resource, print or digital) I'll put it up for the day with their name. I'm hopeful I can hook them! {image only}...what a great idea!!

Nonfiction summary template poster sample

Non-Fiction Text Structures! « Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing.

FREEBIE!!! Common Core Non-Fiction Activity Sheets. Perfect for Literacy Centers or Guided Reading Groups. Covers "Previewing a Text" and "Making Inferences". All you have to do is pair it with your favorite Non-fiction Text, and you are DONE!

I Love 2 Teach: Reader Response {Freebies}. Need to make this a bit more CCSS friendly, but like it as a guide.

Text features ~ using colored magnets on a projected article to identify text features.

Aligned with Common Core Standards: Owl Themed Nonfiction Text Structures Packet. Posters, graphic organizers, and interactive journal pages will help students understand sequence, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast, and description. $

I.N.K.: 10 Nonfiction Activity Ideas for Kids

Kids learn the elements of nonfiction when they play nonfiction Bingo! Run a weekly nonfiction contest! Laminate for future use. priced item

Cool idea for independent reading accountability. Maybe also do with comprehension strategies/text structures/narrative text elements.

good symbol chart for nonfiction texts.

TEACHERS! This is a great video explaining different parts of a non-fiction book: headings, sub-headings, captions, diagrams, glossary, the difference between fiction and non-fiction etc. The video is 6:32 long.