A nonfiction text features scavenger hunt is such a fun, hands on, and authentic activity for students to see text features in real texts or reading passages!
Using nonfiction text features is such a an important skill when reading informational texts. They can be the key for growing readers in comprehending the main body of text.
For students who are more comfortable reading fiction stories, using nonfiction text features can feel unnatural. This is why it is important to teach and practice nonfiction text features often with students getting used to informational texts.
A link to download this FREE scavenger hunt is at the bottom of this blog post.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES SCAVENGER HUNT:
This activity comes with a “TOP SECRET” file folder cover, and 4 pages for students to record information on the text features they find. Each of the pages has 4 nonfiction text features (16 text features total).
The 16 nonfiction text features covered are:
- table of contents
- bold print
They record the title of the book and page that they find each nonfiction text feature on. Then, they describe it and explain how it is helpful for the reader.
It is very easy for students to put the books together. They simply cut out each of the 4 tab pages and then staple them together along the bottom line.
A link to a digital, Google Slides™, version is also included as a link to share with students. The digital version is the same, but students fill in text boxes rather than writing.
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Looking for more ways to teach Nonfiction Text Features? Check out this Blog Post: 5 Ways to Teach Nonfiction Text Features