Text Features

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The lesson introduces students to features of text, most often useful for non-fiction content, but some are used with fiction content as well.  Students have used many of the features but may not be aware of how helpful they can be, often forgetting their usefulness.  Internet text features are briefly summarized as well, such as drop-down menus, icons, links, etc.  The lesson may be used with other lessons related to non-fiction reading.  In addition, it may be helpful to use prior to assignments requiring the use of non-fiction research.

Text Features Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Text Features
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice on identifying and using Text Features
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 2-5 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

The lesson introduces students to features of text, most often useful for non-fiction and academic content, but occasionally used with fiction content as well.  Text features like table of contents, glossary, diagram, chart and caption are defined, among other features, and illustrations depict these items so students can practice interpreting them.  Internet text features are briefly summarized as well, such as drop-down menus, icons, links, etc.  The lesson can be used with other lessons related to non-fiction reading.  In addition, it may be helpful to utilize prior to assignments requiring the use of non-fiction research.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction: 

  1. Ask: What is the first thing you do when you open a book for the very first time, or visit a web site for the very first time?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Lead the discussion to some of the features of text and the Internet.  Introduce Text Features.
  3. Distribute Text Features content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  4. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions.  Distribute colored pencils.  Students sketch or draw some of the features.  They are to make them up.  Encourage students to think of favorite things, hobbies, etc., to use as examples.  (Pair younger students).
  5. Once completed, allow students to share some of their examples. They may present some in front of the class, or sit with another student and exchange the samples.
  6. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  7. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.  Allow students to share some of the examples they used or created.
  8. In closing, ask: Which text feature do you find the most helpful in a book and on an Internet page?     
  9. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students to share an answer related to both books and the Internet.

Common Core State Standards: 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.1.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.7

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources: 

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Additional information

Grade Level

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Subject

Reading

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This lesson has been very

This lesson has been very helpful in teaching my daughter!