Nonfiction Introduction Booklet - Informational Text Student Reference

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Nonfiction Introduction Booklet - Informational Text Student Reference: Empower your students with a comprehensive nonfiction introduction booklet, designed to serve as their go-to reference throughout your nonfiction unit. This handy resource covers essential nonfiction terms, including text features, elements and devices, genres, and tips for analyzing nonfiction effectively. With clear explanations and examples, this booklet equips students with the knowledge and tools they need to engage deeply with nonfiction. Simply print, use double-sided photocopying, and fold to create a convenient nonfiction handbook that students can refer to again and again during your informational text unit.

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Included in This Nonfiction Introduction Booklet:

➡️ Nonfiction Text Features: Teach students about different text features they will encounter in informational texts with this useful section:

  • Table of Contents
  • Index
  • Glossary
  • Illustration or Photograph
  • Captions
  • Graphs/Tables/Charts
  • Diagrams & Labels
  • Maps
  • Cutaways
  • Headings
  • Subheadings
  • Keywords
  • Textbox
  • Timeline

➡️ Nonfiction Elements and Devices: Having a strong understanding of nonfiction elements and devices will help them recognize them as they are used in the nonfiction texts they read:

  • Point of View (3 types)
  • Thesis
  • Anecdote
  • Analogy
  • Rhetoric
  • Allusion
  • Tone
  • Satire
  • Bias
  • Primary Source

➡️ Nonfiction Genres: Help students recognize the common nonfiction genres and the structure they follow with information:


  • Biography
  • Autobiography
  • Memoir
  • Diary


  • Report
  • Manual
  • Article
  • Documentary


  • Speech
  • Critique
  • Commentary
  • Essay


  • Nature Writing
  • Travel Writing

➡️ Analyzing Nonfiction: Give students a framework for analyzing any nonfiction text they read with this 5 step nonfiction analysis process:

  • Examining Text Features
  • Clarifying Understanding
  • Author's Purpose
  • Considering Your Point Of View
  • Examining Credibility

What Teachers Are Saying About This Nonfiction Introduction Booklet:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is an excellent resource to begin a nonfiction unit. We used our textbooks to find all the features, so it was super accessible.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Not only is this neat, detailed, and visually appealing, but it packs a lot of necessary information that students should know and understand. Once again, I'm left feeling satisfied and happy with another quality product. :)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was an awesome resource for my students to have at the beginning of my unit. Great notes for kids to study! 

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