This is a wonderful tool that works with any type of informational or non-fiction text. This resource is Common Core aligned and was created for upper grades. Students are scaffolded through this response sheet.
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)
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.
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: http://www.teacherkarma.com/2014/09/non-fiction-tools-of-trade-freebie.html
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.