Here’s an efficient way to introduce/review the concept of text features with your students using slides, a short video, a check list and copy of their textbook from science or history.
1. Show the Text Features Slide that points out different features one may find in non-fiction text – could be a magazine article, a website, or a textbook.
2. Distribute the Text Features Chart handout and have students work in pairs, using their history or science textbook to locate as many of the text features as they can in ten minutes.
3. Then, close with the TEXT FEATURES video with a rap about non-fiction text features.