Fun & hands-on activities to ENGAGE your students while mastering text features! Inside you’ll find text feature surgery transformation activities, scavenger hunt, literacy center activities, task cards, nonfiction passages, posters, and MORE! These activities are designed to not only help students identify nonfiction text features, but analyze and understand their purpose as well.
The nonfiction comprehension passages are interdisciplinary and can be used across content areas (science & social studies). Activities and passages are designed for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students.
This Resource Covers the Following Text Features:
Key Words (Bold, Italics, Color print)
Table of Contents
Posters: The set of posters are included in both BLACK background with neon colors and WHITE background with neon colors. (Total of 16 posters per color) Use these as text feature anchor charts!
“Non-Fiction Text Features” Book Project: Students will search through magazines to find text feature examples and create their own book. (Perfect for text feature surgery or scavenger hunt!)
Two Non-Fiction Passages with Fill in the Text Feature: Students must identify the text features and add the appropriate names (heading, glossary, caption, etc.)
Two Comprehension Question Sheets: Aligned to each passage and includes questions focusing on TF.
Two Graphic Organizers: Students will identify features within each passage and how they helped contribute to the purpose of the text.
Two “Fill in the Text Feature” Non-Fiction Passages: Students must create their OWN text features based on the information provided in the text.
Cut & Paste: Match the text feature with the correct description.
Interactive Notebook Flap Book: Students will record the meaning and/or examples of each text feature to keep in their notebooks.
Matching Task Card Game: Match the text feature with the correct name and description.
“Understanding Text Features” Task Cards: Students will answer each TF question by applying what they know about text features.
Text Feature Surgery Items: Printable folder covers & doctor badges
Text Feature Surgery Parent Letter: Printable letter to send home asking parents for magazine donations.
Text Feature Cheat Sheets: Colored & B/W versions of text feature cheat sheets that students can take home or use as a reference tool.
- Text Feature Posters
- Two Non-Fiction Passages
- Two Comprehension Question Slides
- Two Text Features Graphic Organizers
- Two ‘Fill in the Text Feature’ Non-Fiction Passages
- Text Features Drag & Drop
- “Understanding Text Features” Task Cards
- Text Feature Cut & Paste Booklet
- Text Feature Matching Task Card Game
What are Boom Cards?
Boom Cards™ are digital and interactive task cards that make learning fun! They are perfect for remote learning, interactive whole-group lessons on a Smart Board, technology centers, and/or for individual at-home review. In order to use Boom Cards™, the teacher must create a FREE account on the Boom Learning™ website. Students will be able to access the decks on any device connected to a modern browser such as: Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. The digital task cards are colorful and engaging. Students are able to drag and drop, type in answers, and/or select from multiple choice options.
When you download the GOOGLE DIGITAL RESOURCES, you’ll also find:
- Teacher Directions (extremely easy and requires no prep!)
- Step-by-step instructions on how to download and make a copy of a Google Slide.
- Step-by-step instructions on how to assign Google Slide assignments to your students.
- Step-by-step instructions on how to assign on Google Classroom.
- CCSSRI.2.5 – Know and use various text features (e.g., captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
- CCSSRI.2.7 – Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
- CCSSRI.3.1 – Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- CCSSRI.3.5 – Use text features and search tools (e.g., keywords, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
- CCSSRI.3.7 – Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
- CCSSRI.3.10 – By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
- CCSSRI.4.3 – Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
- CCSSRI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
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