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Fiction VS. Nonfiction Teaching Ideas

Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction - Do your students need help understanding the differences between fiction vs nonfiction texts? These printables are perfect for making an anchor chart for your classroom as your students are learning to distinguish between fiction and nonfiction.


Walk Through the Features of Informational Text--Picture walks are a common before-reading activity. Students use illustrations to help them predict what might happen before they actually read the story. This same reader habit can be applied to informational texts and their visual elements--text features.


Informational Text FREEBIES!

Informational Text FREEBIES! These worksheets have a lot of visual structure which is perfect for our special needs students. Document what features are present in non-fiction text as well as determining why the author put that in the story. Download at:

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Nonfiction Text Features Task Cards with QR Codes {2nd grade CC Aligned}

This pack includes 28 task cards that help students review non-fiction text features. There is a recording sheet for student responses. Students can play "I Spy" around the room with task cards and self-check their responses with a QR code reader. {Directions are included for "I Spy" and how to use QR Codes}I took pictures of real non-fiction guided reading books to make the activity more authentic to what they would really see in a book.

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Nonfiction Text Features

Non-Fiction Text Features help the reader make sense of what they are reading... otherwise known as Comprehension. Readers of all ages (but especially struggling readers), tend to skip over the text features provided in the text. To help readers understand the importance of text features, this Powerpoint was designed to make students more familiar with common Non-Fiction Text Features. (11 Pages)


a nonfiction anchor chart and resources: this is a kindergarten blog, I wish I could see what these kiddos could do in 3rd grade if this is what they are learning in kind.


Expository Text anchor chart. Students can help in creation of this by first examining an expository text and discussing what they notice in detail.


Nonfiction Text Features - Clues to Understanding the Text

Reading informational texts is emphasized now more than ever and the ability to understand and use text features is essential for this type of reading. The learning goals for this lesson and activities are for students to be able to: Describe what a text feature is. Locate and identify text features in a book, magazine or electronic device. Describe the purpose of different text features. Explain how various text features can help them as readers. $