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Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
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Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks
Worksheet
Giving Thanks
Feeling grateful is what Thanksgiving is all about! Let your first grader express his gratitude with a fun drawing activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #6
How's the Weather? Postcards #6
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #6
Kindergarteners learning about different seasons will like these colorful printable postcards. These weather postcards also offer writing practice.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Father's Day Baseball Card
Father's Day Baseball Card
Worksheet
Father's Day Baseball Card
Celebrate the biggest all-star in your life by turning your dad into a baseball card!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hanukkah Traditions
Hanukkah Traditions
Worksheet
Hanukkah Traditions
In this easy writing exercise, kids can get some practice writing short sentences about their family's Hanukkah traditions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Blarney Stone Writing Prompt
Blarney Stone Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Blarney Stone Writing Prompt
They say that kissing the Blarney Stone will give you a special way with words! Let your little writer practice her eloquent writing this St. Patrick's Day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
This set of weather-themed postcards shows your child how to dress seasonally. These postcards help your child identify seasons and improve writing skills.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Visitor Centers
Visitor Centers
Worksheet
Visitor Centers
You don't need to actually visit a visitor center to gain access to fascinating facts and maps.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #2
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #2
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #2
Get creative this Valentine's Day with a writing prompt! Your child can use his imagination to come up with a story behind this romantic day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Valentine's Day is here and what better way to get in the mood with this fun and creative writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #6
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #6
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #6
Kids will celebrate Valentine's Day by writing about a time when they felt loved. Try this Valentine's Day creative writing prompt with your child.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #7
Easter Creative Writing #7
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #7
Do you love decorating Easter eggs? Put your kids' creativity to the test and have them write a story about their favorite Easter egg decorations!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Christmas Wish List
My Christmas Wish List
Worksheet
My Christmas Wish List
Is your child ready to write her Christmas wish list? Give her some festive holiday stationery, perfect for sending off to Santa!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Kwanzaa Traditions
Kwanzaa Traditions
Worksheet
Kwanzaa Traditions
In this intro-to-writing worksheet, kids can think about how they celebrate Kwanzaa and why traditions are important.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Organizer
Story Organizer
Worksheet
Story Organizer
Storytellers and chefs, here's a chance to practice sequencing from start to finish! How would you make a PB & J?
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #2
Easter Creative Writing #2
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #2
Getting your child in the Easter mood is not a problem with this writing prompt! Challenge her to think back on her favorite Easter memory and write about it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Be an Expert!
Be an Expert!
Worksheet
Be an Expert!
Your little expert will love to write about a favorite topic with this expert story prompt!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Week 7 of these at-home learning packets for fifth graders encourage children to create, problem solve, move and have fun.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
Activity
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
With this activity, your third grader will get experience with informational writing, and your Thanksgiving guests will leave with a keepsake to cherish!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
Activity
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
This reading comprehension activity teaches children reading in reverse: how would you teach an alien to use a zipper?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
Activity
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
This holiday season, help your third grader celebrate gifts--so often both cost-free and priceless--that the family has shared this year.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Activity
Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Let your third grader newscaster practice presentation skills with this video "card" to celebrate Dad this Father's Day!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make Your Own Passport
Make Your Own Passport
Activity
Make Your Own Passport
Get your little traveler ready for a âround-the-world adventure! Kids will get a geography lesson, writing practice and a great appreciation for traveling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Pet ID
Pet ID
Activity
Pet ID
People have identification cards, why not pets? Make an ID card for your family pet, a fun activity that also gives your child some writing practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Gourmet S'mores
Gourmet S'mores
Activity
Gourmet S'mores
Boost creativity and writing skills by having your child come up with his own Gourmet S'mores recipe!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

Informational Writing Resources

Just the facts, ma'am (or sir). If your students need help with informational writing, put these Education.com resources to use. From preschool to middle school, these worksheets and lesson plans teach students how to write nonfiction starting with basic sentences and working up to short essays. For an imaginative twist on writing, head over to our creative writing resources.
Informational writing, like functional writing, is not creative in nature, but instead focuses on facts related to a topic. There are several core concepts students should understand in order to tackle informational writing. Students can practice these concepts using the resources provided above by Education.com.
Labels
A label is simply a word or set of words that identify something. Teaching students informational writing can start as early as Kindergarten. Showing them a picture and having them use words to accurately describe the picture teaches them how to label something.
Fact Statements
Once the students understand how to generate a label, have them expand on the label with fact statements. Using our picture strategy, a fact statement is a single clause that expands on what is in the picture with something that is factual and related to the picture. This teaches the children to expand on the label while staying relevant.
Fact Lists
Once they are able to generate a fact statement, they can move on to generating a fact list. A fact list is simply a list of fact statements. In a fact list the clauses that the student comes up with are independent and can be read in any order without losing any meaning.
Couplets
Couplets expand on fact lists making them read more fluently. While the fact statements in a couplet can be independent as a clause, the overall meaning is dependent on the their placement within the list of other facts. This could be in a question/answer or a statement/example format.