Text Feature Bingo
In order to play, you will first need to teach the features that are commonly found in a nonfiction text: photographs, captions, drawings, tables/charts, graphs, maps, table of contents, titles, and bold/italicized words. Bring in "mentor texts" that have good examples of each of these. Go on searches as a class to see how many you can find in a textbook or encyclopedia. Use the bingo sheet to have your readers find all of the text features in a non-fiction text.