Nonfiction Writing Lesson Plans

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Super Survival Skills
Super Survival Skills
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Super Survival Skills
Hone your students' close reading skills by using this interesting and fun lesson that teaches your class survival skills in an informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
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Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
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St. Patrick's Day Celebrations
St. Patrick's Day is a widely popular holiday all over the world. Teach your students about some interesting traditions as they write an informative text about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My School Atlas
My School Atlas
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My School Atlas
Put your school on the map! Students will have fun creating an atlas of their very own school that includes maps and reference details.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Mapping My Heart
Mapping My Heart
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Mapping My Heart
Love is in the air! This Valentine's Day lesson helps your students practice brainstorming. They will use a heart as a visual to record important things in their lives that they could potentially write about.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Who Was Frederick Douglass?
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Who Was Frederick Douglass?
Use this lesson to teach your students about the life of Frederick Douglass. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life, and then they will record important information about him on a graphic organizer. Lastly, they'll choose an important event from his life to illustrate and caption.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Literary Argument Writing: Defining Your Topic
Literary Argument Writing: Defining Your Topic
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Literary Argument Writing: Defining Your Topic
This lesson will help your young writers develop a claim, or thesis, and construct an argument around it. You may have students complete the essay by continuing the process with the lesson Literary Argument Writing: Drafting Your Essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Dear Student...Love, Your Pencil
Dear Student...Love, Your Pencil
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Dear Student...Love, Your Pencil
This fun lesson plan will inspire your budding letter writers to write a hilarious letter from the perspective of classroom supplies!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
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"Fu" for You (Good Fortune for You)
What do red envelopes, pomelos, and water narcissus flowers have in common? They all bring good fortune during the Chinese New Year! In this lesson, students will write about someone to whom they would like to grant good fortune.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Declaration's Purpose
The Declaration's Purpose
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The Declaration's Purpose
July 4, 1776, was an important day in U.S. history because an important document was signed. Use this civics lesson to help young historians learn about the purpose of the Declaration of Independence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 2
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
Reading & Writing
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Go for the Gold!
Go for the Gold!
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Go for the Gold!
In this lesson, students learn about Chantal Petit-Clerc, a Paralympian who lost her legs at the young age of 13. After reading about her struggles and perseverance, your writers will develop biographies of other heroes they know.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
G or PG? Persuade Me!
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
Fact or Opinion: Part 2
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Fact or Opinion: Part 2
My dog is better! In this lesson, your students will combine reading, writing, and movement to practice distinguishing and supporting facts and opinions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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Pop Rocks Matter
Pop Rocks Matter
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Pop Rocks Matter
This experiment is a fun lesson that captures the ears, eyes, and minds of students! It combines writing, reasoning, predictions, and teamwork with candies and soda to produce a memorable lesson on chemical reactions and energy.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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What's On Your Mind?
What's On Your Mind?
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What's On Your Mind?
What’s on their minds? In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to creatively express their opinions in the context of a "letter to the editor." Students will make connections between real social issues and writing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Your students’ understanding will reach its peak when they ask detail-seeking questions from observations made about plateaus, mesas, canyons, and buttes. Students will use illustrations and text to assist in their questions and answers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Creating a Social Media Page for a Famous American
Creating a Social Media Page for a Famous American
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Creating a Social Media Page for a Famous American
Motivate your students to learn about significant figures in US history by giving them the opportunity to create a fake social media page based on facts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinions Matter
Opinions Matter
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Opinions Matter
Help your students learn how opinions are formed with this engaging lesson on likes, dislikes, and what they have to do with perspective. They'll love making connections between their personal opinions and those of book characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
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Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
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Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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
Reading & Writing
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