English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Fifth Grade. Text Features

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Maryland Standards

MD.1.0. General Reading Processes
1.E. Students will use a variety of strategies to understand what they read (construct meaning).
1.E.2. Use strategies to prepare for reading (before reading)
1.E.2.a. Survey and preview the text by examining features such as the title, illustrations, photographs, charts, and graphs
MD.2.0. Comprehension of Informational Text
2.A.1. Develop and apply comprehension skills by reading a variety of self-selected and assigned print and non-print informational texts, including electronic media
2.A.1.b. Read, use, and identify the characteristics of functional documents such as sets of directions, science investigations, atlases, posters, flyers, forms, instructional manuals, menus, pamphlets, rules, invitations, recipes, advertisements, other functional documents
2.A.2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
2.A.2.a. Use print features such as large bold print, font size/type, italics, colored print, quotation marks, underlining, and other appropriate content-specific texts
2.A.2.b. Use graphic aids such as illustrations and pictures, photographs, drawings, sketches, cartoons, maps (key, scale, legend, graphs, charts/tables, and diagrams, other graphic aids encountered in informational texts
2.A.2.c. Use informational aids such as introductions and overviews, materials lists, timelines, captions, glossed words, labels, numbered steps, bulleted lists, footnoted words, pronunciation key, transition words, other informational aids encountered in informational texts
2.A.2.d. Use organizational aids such as titles, chapter titles, headings, subheadings, tables of contents, numbered steps, glossaries, indices, transition words, other organizational aids encountered in organizational texts
2.A.2.f. Identify and explain the contributions of text features to meaning
2.A.6. Read critically to evaluate informational text
2.A.6.b. Identify and explain additions or changes to format or text features that would make the text easier to understand
MD.3.0. Comprehension of Literary Text
3.A.2. Analyze text features to facilitate understanding of literary texts
3.A.2.a. Identify and explain how organizational aids such as the title of the book, story, poem, or play, titles of chapters, subtitles, subheadings contribute to meaning
3.A.2.b. Identify and explain how graphic aids such as pictures and illustrations, punctuation, print features contribute to meaning
3.A.2.c. Identify and explain how informational aids such as introductions and overviews, materials lists, timelines, captions, glossed words, labels, numbered steps, bulleted lists, footnoted words, pronunciation keys, transition words, end notes, works cited, other information aids encountered in informational texts contribute to meaning
3.A.2.d. Identify and explain how print features such as large bold print, font size/type, italics, colored print, quotation marks, underlining, other print features encountered in informational texts contribute to meaning