DIY Text Feature Posters

I have fallen in love with Non-Fiction over the past few years. I used to find it so challenging to incorporate into my reading instruction. Now, it seems that there are endless tools, strategies, and resources for teaching non-fiction. I just couldn't wait to dive-in to some of our favorite non-fiction texts this year!!

I always like to start things off with exploring TEXT FEATURES! Last year, I received this very cool poster with my order of Scholastic News....
My students loved how they blew up a page from one of the magazines in order to label the different text features!!

This year, we decided to have students create their own Text Feature Posters, to provide a more hands-on approach to learning about the different features!!!

To create our DIY posters, we used our latest edition of Science Spin from Scholastic. At the end of the week, when we were done with the magazine, we got to work!! I had my students cut the pages down the middle, and glue them onto a piece of 12x18 construction paper. Then I provided them with a title and a strip of labels with the different features.

Students then colored their titles and labels to make them stand out on their posters...

Finally, they glued on their titles, used their stickers to label the different text features, and used black sharpie to connect the labels to each feature!! They turned out amazing, and my kiddos were so proud!!!

This was such a simple, easy, fun, and interactive way to introduce text features to my students!! Below you can download the labels and titles that I used for this activity....

Click HERE to download!!

I hope that you and your students enjoy this activity as much as we did!!! Looking for more ideas on how to use classroom magazines?!?! Check out the following product in my TpT shop!! Lots of great organizers and activities to explore Non-Fiction Texts!!!
Click HERE to learn more!!!


  1. Does the download come with labels too? I absolutely love this idea. It will fit so nicely with your nonfiction pack that I have!

    1. Forgot to add those!! Adding them now! Check back soon!!!

  2. I own your Exploring Non-Fiction Unit and absolutely LOVE it! So do my 2nd and 3rd graders. Having them create their own text features posters is such a great way to get them involved and engaged. Thank you, for sharing your ideas!!

    Teaching with Hope