This module is for Grades: 9-10 Welcome

Authors of informational text use several strategies to help you better understand the text they have written. One strategy is to use text features, which provide information that may not be written in the text itself. Text features include bolded text, diagrams or images, and organizational aids such as subheadings or sidebars.

You may encounter informational text when you are researching information, working on a project, or even looking for background information for a literary text your class is reading. In this module you will practice working with informational text.

Module Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify how authors use text features in informational text.
  • Make inferences from a text.
  • Analyze events in a text.
  • Determine information in a primary source.

Two students reading at table

Understanding how to read informational text can help you with class reading or projects.


  • Identify text features of informational text.
  • Use strategies to understand informational text.