Nonfiction Text Features (Freebie)

Because of the new Common Core State Standards, I have been trying to incorporate more nonfiction skills into my reading instruction.  This week we reviewed nonfiction text features and I made this little anchor chart for my students to reference.  

My kids have gotten very good at identifying the different types of text features, but I wanted them to focus more on how each feature actually helps them comprehend the text.  So I made this graphic organizer for them to fill out with their independent level nonfiction books.  (This was not my original idea, but I have seen it so many different places that I have no idea where it originated.  If it’s you, let me know so I can give you proper credit!)

Feel free to grab this for free by clicking the image below.


  1. I love your anchor chart- it is very clear and informative! Your freebie is great too- such a good resource to use to ensure your students are really making use of the different text features. I also love that I could use this same graphic organizer with my 1st graders! Super Common Core connection!
    Learning to the Core

  2. Great anchor chart!! Loving it!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized