Structure & Organization in Nonfiction Reading Comprehension


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What is a nonfiction text?

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1. What do we mean when we talk about the structure of a nonfiction text?

2. What is an example of a text feature in a nonfiction text?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Nonfiction has a certain structure and organization to it, and you can assess your knowledge of these things using our quiz and matching worksheet. A few questions will ask you to identify examples of text features found in nonfiction texts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, you can test your knowledge of:

  • Meaning of nonfiction text
  • What it means to talk about the structure of a nonfiction text
  • Examples of text features in this type of text
  • How this type of text is structured
  • The main idea of a nonfiction text

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on nonfiction writing
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding how nonfiction text is structured
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what the main idea of a nonfiction text is

Additional Learning

To learn more about these texts, check out the lesson called Structure & Organization in Nonfiction Reading Comprehension. The lesson can help you cover these extra topics:

  • Reasons for teaching nonfiction reading
  • Importance of text features
  • Determining the structure of the text
  • Supporting information