Nonfiction Writing Lesson Plans

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Acrostic Research and Craft
Acrostic Research and Craft
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Acrostic Research and Craft
Students conduct a short research project on a chosen topic, combine their knowledge of their subject in an acrostic poem, then create a craft to illustrate their topic.
2nd grade
Math
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Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
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Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Math
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Venn Diagram Collage
Venn Diagram Collage
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Venn Diagram Collage
Arts and crafts, Venn diagrams, and literature all come together as students compare and contrast stories. Opportunities for student creativity are endless!
4th grade
Math
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Focus on Founding Fathers
Focus on Founding Fathers
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Focus on Founding Fathers
This lesson will allow students to explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Founding Fathers by completing an online scavenger hunt and writing a basic biography.
5th grade
Math
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Calling All Characters!
Calling All Characters!
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Calling All Characters!
Come one, come all! In this lesson, reading and writing are intertwined as students determine a character's traits from the character's actions. Reading extends into creative writing as students imagine what a character might do next.
3rd grade
Math
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
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Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Math
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Nonfiction Genres
Nonfiction Genres
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Nonfiction Genres
In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.
4th grade
Math
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Five Senses Weather
Five Senses Weather
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Five Senses Weather
This science and writing inspired lesson combines the five senses with weather predictions! Kindergarten students will love practicing their observation skills as they imagine tomorrow’s weather.
Kindergarten
Math
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The Five W's of Notetaking
The Five W's of Notetaking
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The Five W's of Notetaking
Thinking about who, what, when, where, and why isn’t just for detectives! Students will practice gleaning important information from texts using these questions and a few other tools.
2nd grade
Math
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
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Retelling of The Monkey King: A Famous Chinese Story
In honor of Chinese New Year, share with your students a famous Chinese story called *The Monkey King*. Students will practice their comprehension skills as they retell the story, identifying what happens in the beginning, middle, and end.
Kindergarten
Math
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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First Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Planning for a substitute teacher has never been easier than with this daily sub plan! Your substitute will appreciate the support in helping your students learn. In your absence the substitute can use these practical lessons, worksheets, and activities.
1st grade
Math
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
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Using Evidence to Analyze a Character
Your students will love learning all about the playful characters in a classic read-aloud text while digging into what makes characters unique. Use as a stand-alone or support lesson for the How to Analyze a Character lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
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Putting it Together to Find the Main Idea
Get students curious about reading with these activities designed to support comprehension. This lesson plan can be used alone or with the Main Ideas and Details lesson plan.
1st grade
Math
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Researching an Inventor
Researching an Inventor
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Researching an Inventor
This lesson gives your students practice researching an inventor to write an informative essay. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on the research they conduct in the library or on the internet.
4th grade
Math
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What's Your Opinion?
What's Your Opinion?
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What's Your Opinion?
Being able to express and support opinions is greatly beneficial for young learners. This lesson plan includes fun exercises to help students learn about opinions and write supporting statements for their own opinions.
3rd grade
Math
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Reading Response Letters
Reading Response Letters
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Reading Response Letters
How can you *see* what your students are thinking while they read? Try reading response letters in your class. Students will practice formatting letters and learn to discuss their thinking about literature in writing.
4th grade
Math
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Comparing Two Characters
Comparing Two Characters
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Comparing Two Characters
Your students have probably heard of both Mickey Mouse and Ironman, but have they ever compared and contrasted them? This lesson engages students in a fun double bubble map activity while helping them learn about internal character traits.
5th grade
Math
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Sharing Opinions About Stories
Sharing Opinions About Stories
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Sharing Opinions About Stories
Use this lesson plan to introduce, preview, or review the concept of sharing an opinion using a hilarious read aloud text! This can be used as a standalone lesson or with the lesson The Little Red Hen Story Patterns.
Kindergarten
Math
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Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub Plans for Second Grade
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Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub plans just got a whole lot easier! In this second grade, week-long sub packet, subs can supercharge learning with "All About Me" themed lessons and activities. The “All About Me” theme is the perfect opportunity to reinforce foundational skills like understanding character traits, taking and interpreting meaningful data, and writing from the heart.
2nd grade
Math
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Sub Plans for First Grade
Sub Plans for First Grade
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Sub Plans for First Grade
Get ready to learn all about animals! In this week, students will learn about animals that live in different habitats. They will connect to literacy through classic stories like the *Three Little Pigs* and *The Very Hungry Caterpillar.*
1st grade
Math
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Math
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Activist Heroes
Activist Heroes
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Activist Heroes
Fully adaptable, this lesson can be used to to highlight African American leaders, famous women, veterans, or any other group of individuals who have acted heroically and have positively influenced our nation!
3rd grade
Math
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Animal Research
Animal Research
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Animal Research
Who doesn’t love learning about animals? Engage students in research as they write informational books about animals.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Second Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Out for the day? That's no problem with this classroom packet. With this daily sub plan, you will soon be ready to have a substitute in the classroom. Your substitute teacher can keep your students learning in your absence by using these robust lessons, worksheets, and activities.
2nd grade
Math
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this daily sub plan, learners will make inferences in nonfiction texts, study the water cycle, and determine equivalent fractions.
5th grade
Math
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