Implement a complete study of nonfiction text features with an “All About Me” Nonfiction Text Features project in Digital or Paper format.
What are Nonfiction Text Features?
Nonfiction text features include text boxes, graphs, timelines, headings, bold words, bullet points, pictures, captions, etc. Students need the opportunity to learn how to identify the nonfiction text features and how to use them.
With this resource, learn how to identify the nonfiction text features and use them. Each student project will require them to create a sample of each of the following text features:
|heading||subheading||bold word||bullet point||text box|
This resource comes in two formats: Google Slides Interactive and Traditional Paper-Based
- Google Slides Version: This version has students creating an About Me Slide Show. It contains nine slides, with each slide focusing on one text feature. Students will type their responses into preformatted text containers and insert images and diagrams using the Google image search feature.
- Traditional Version: This version includes black and white printable templates. Each template is used to create a specific text feature. Once the completion portion is complete, students will cut apart their templates and create a large poster on chart paper or butcher paper.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your reading lessons.
Suppose you have a mixture of above and below-level learners and ELL/ESL students. In that case, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts:
🆘 Supporting Students
- Support struggling readers and writers by having them work with a partner, helper, or a learning support teacher.
- Provide students with text feature anchor charts or books with text features to use as reference materials while working.
- Provide a teacher sample to show students examples of nonfiction text features.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the Google Slides or PDF version of this resource.
Assign this interactive activity to Google Classroom. Please be sure to open in Edit mode, not presentation mode.
Alternatively, check out some other resources that will support your learners.
- Mini Anchor Charts for Text Features and Match-up
- Comprehension Check – Naked Mole Rat Passage
- Text Features Worksheet
- Text Feature Flashcards
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