SKU: W195518
(31 customer reviews)

Informational Text Features (Nonfiction) Task Cards Print & Digital Google Slides

These 23 Informational Text Feature Task Cards are a valuable resource for 2nd-5th grade students to enhance their understanding of nonfiction resources. Available in print and digital formats, with differentiation options and teacher tips included. Great for promoting active learning and comprehension skills.


23 Task Cards + Digital Versions
PDF, Google Apps™

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These 23 Informational Text Feature Task Cards are a great supplemental activity to increase your students’ understanding and to help them to use nonfiction (informational text) resources more effectively.



  • 23 Task Cards (prints 4 to a page)
    • Black-line
    • Color
  • Recording Sheets


  • Google Slides
  • ***Easel Activity (only available if you purchase on TPT)


  • Digital or Print
  • Multiple versions of the recording sheet included

Great for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!


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NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

Your students will need age-appropriate nonfiction books to complete these cards. Ideally, one book should be used for most of the cards, however, it is unlikely that one book will include all of the text features, so additional books will be needed (or you can have students skip cards that are not applicable to their books). One option is to create a center with several books available for use. It is also best if the student has not read the book(s) before completing the cards.

These task cards explore the following 18 text features (one card per feature unless otherwise specified):

  • Table of contents
  • Headings and subheadings (2 cards)
  • Font styles (bold, italics, etc.)
  • Bullet points
  • Quotes
  • Illustrations and Photos (2 cards)
  • Caption (2 cards)
  • Diagram
  • Graph or Chart
  • Table
  • Map
  • Fact box
  • Sidebar or Text box (2 cards)
  • Timeline
  • Glossary
  • Index (2 cards)
  • For More Information
  • Other features (activities, fun facts, etc.)

Teacher Tip

Here’s what teachers are saying:

✏️ “I am always looking for ways to give quick assessments and provide movement. I hang these around the room and allow the students to walk around answering the cards. LOVE it!” -Jennifer Mulherin.

✏️ “Really helps make nonfiction more fun and friendly to the students. They seem more at ease with reading understanding after these.” -Leslie B.

✏️ “A great resource for one-on-ones and small group instruction. Also great to encourage students to create their own goals with each skill!” -Maria Spucces


  • Reading Response Task Cards
  • Close Reading Toolkit – Literature
  • Close Reading Toolkit – Informational Text

Common Core Standards:

  • CCSSRI.3.5 – Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
  • CCSSRI.3.7 – Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
  • CCSSRI.4.7 – Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.


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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom

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31 reviews for Informational Text Features (Nonfiction) Task Cards Print & Digital Google Slides

  1. Alexis S.

    This resource was so perfect for teaching this skill to my first graders!

  2. Teaching for Hall

    This was a great addition to teaching text features. Used it on Google Classroom for my kiddos and they loved it.

  3. Heather Strausser

    This is a great way for my students to learn their different text features.

  4. Teaching With Tara

    These task cards are simply the best! They provide meaningful and rigorous practice. Thank you!

  5. Teaching and Learning Tools by Michelle Vanston

    This collection has really engaging tasks gif the kids that really helps explain the purpose of text features. There are a variety of sizes and both colors and blank and white. A very complete collection.

  6. Laura Lunsford

    We used this in our co-taught 5th grade class. 13/16 students are below level. I love how it was differentiated with the audio support. So much easier than reading individually to students with read-aloud in their IEPs.

  7. Claudia F.

    I will definitely use these activities again. The worksheets can be used for wide range of grades. I used worksheets for MAP/i-Ready review and for fast finishers. I uploaded task cards link to Google Classroom using Easel from TPT. When I presented the task card whole class I used Google Slides that are included with your purchase.

  8. Tonya H.

    These have been a great end-of-the-year review. There are so many discussions happening because I am having kids complete them in pairs right now. I’m sure they can be used other ways but because of when I purchased this product, it was a natural way to use them at the time. I love ALL of your task cards! They are a big part of my classroom and I think task cards are a bit under rated and valued, but not by me, and certainly not yours! They are wonderful!! Kids enjoy them more than you may think.

  9. Techy in Third

    This resource was super easy to use and post in Google Classroom. Thank you!

  10. Mad Magister Made

    Great for independent work and optional center activities! My English-language learners loved it

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