Text Feature Skills Extension Activity

Need to help students understand certain features like graphs, charts, and maps? Us, too! Use this Text Feature Skills Extension Activity Packet to guide student practice and assess their understanding of these informational figures. Perfect for differentiation, these tools cater to diverse learning styles, ensuring every student becomes adept at navigating and extracting information from non-text features. Beyond this, this packet allows you to pick and choose which skills to target. This is a great resource for beginning-of-class or end-of-day learning exercises!

3, 4, 5
CCSS Standard
R.5, Reading: Literature or Informational Texts
NGLS Standard
R.5, R.7, Reading Literature or Informational Texts

Text Feature Skills Extension Activity

These worksheets are designed to help students learn about different types of text features, such as bar graphs, pie charts, maps with legends, and tables. Each type of feature presents information in a unique way, and understanding how to read them is important for interpreting data and information.

Bar Graphs and Pie Charts

The first worksheet focuses on bar graphs, which use bars of different lengths to show data. Students are asked to interpret two bar graphs. One graph, "Number of Pets in Students’ Homes," requires students to identify the most and least popular pets. Another graph, "Pets with Human vs. Non-Human Names," shows students how to compare categories and understand what the data reveals.

The second worksheet introduces pie charts, where data is displayed as slices of a circle. Each slice represents a portion of the whole. The students analyze a pie chart to determine the most and second most popular school subjects and to see if any subjects share the same level of popularity. This exercise helps students understand how to read pie charts and interpret the proportional data they present.

Maps with Legends and Tables

In the third worksheet, students explore maps with legends. Legends or keys on maps explain symbols, colors, or patterns that represent different geographical features. The worksheet includes a map of a city area, and students must answer questions about locations and features shown on the map, such as the number of schools in a certain area or identifying water features.

The final worksheet covers tables, which organize information into rows and columns for easy comparison and analysis. Students are given a table related to students' lunch preferences and are asked to find specific information, such as the most popular lunch choice, which student changes their lunch choice daily, and identifying patterns in the data.

Overall, these worksheets aim to develop students' abilities to read and interpret different types of text features. By learning how to analyze bar graphs, pie charts, maps, and tables, students enhance their skills in understanding and processing information presented in various formats.