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An Ice Experiment with The Cat in the Hat
An Ice Experiment with The Cat in the Hat
Worksheet
An Ice Experiment with The Cat in the Hat
Not all water is liquid. Use this activity from PBS KIDS' The Cat in the Hat Knows All About That! to develop observation and writing skills.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Research: Where to Find the Answers
Research: Where to Find the Answers
Lesson Plan
Research: Where to Find the Answers
This lesson introduces students to a variety of resources that they can use when doing research. It will also help them differentiate between print and digital sources and how to use each.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Wild About Writing
Wild About Writing
Workbook
Wild About Writing
Animals and nature lead the charge to brighten first grade writing practice in this workbook, from sentence building to story writing and a few critter crosswords.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
What's Recyclable?
What's Recyclable?
Worksheet
What's Recyclable?
Teaching kids what's recyclable and what's not is more important than ever. Give your kids the recycling lowdown with this activity-packed printable.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Animals Report
All About Animals Report
Worksheet
All About Animals Report
Kindergarten students will love learning about a new animal as they create an informational report using this helpful guide!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Citizen's Civic Duties
A Citizen's Civic Duties
Lesson Plan
A Citizen's Civic Duties
Respect, honesty, compassion, and following the rules and laws are all ways to be a good citizen. Use this civics lesson with your students to explore the ways in which children can be good citizens now and in the future.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Mom
All About Mom
Worksheet
All About Mom
Exercise your beginning writer's creativity and sentence-building skills with this fun family project, all about mom!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
My Animal Habitat
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
Help your kindergarteners think about all of the different plants and animals that live in habitats all over the world!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Color the Freshwater Habitat
Color the Freshwater Habitat
Worksheet
Color the Freshwater Habitat
Teach your kids about the importance of preserving freshwater ecosystems with a lake habitat coloring page filled with frogs, turtles, ducks, and dragonflies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plant Structures and their Functions
Plant Structures and their Functions
Lesson Plan
Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Starters for New Writers
Story Starters for New Writers
Workbook
Story Starters for New Writers
These sentence starters support basic writing skills and organizing thoughts for kindergarteners. Telling stories not only builds creativity, it helps kids learn about communication.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Write Track
The Write Track
Workbook
The Write Track
Preschool focuses on pre-writing: ABCs, vowel sounds and simple words. Prep for writing success with these worksheets that focus on letter recognition, word-building and a bit of storytelling.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Worksheet
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Students will practice writing hook questions and then write their own introduction to an informational text about animals that echo.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Worksheet
Writing Conclusions for Informational Text
Students will read a fascinating, informational text about fungus, then follow steps to write a conclusion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
With this worksheet, your students will practice writing a conclusion for an informational text about photosynthesis.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write an Earth Day Song
Write an Earth Day Song
Worksheet
Write an Earth Day Song
This April kids can write their own Earth Day song or poem using this colorful worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Natural Resources for Kids
Natural Resources for Kids
Workbook
Natural Resources for Kids
Count on this vocabulary-focused resource as the go-to workbook all about natural resources! Write, research and get a breakdown of the world around by the natural resources we need and use.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Writing a Paragraph
Writing a Paragraph
Worksheet
Writing a Paragraph
Use these paragraph topic prompts to help your child practice writing a paragraph.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Sub Plans for Second Grade
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Impact of Westward Expansion
The Impact of Westward Expansion
Lesson Plan
The Impact of Westward Expansion
How did westward expansion impact people living in the United States? Use this history lesson to give students an overview of the people and events involved. Then help them reflect on multiple perspectives in an informational paragraph.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Weather: Clouds
All About Weather: Clouds
Lesson Plan
All About Weather: Clouds
This fun art and science lesson about weather will have your students super excited to learn all about clouds!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Research Notes
My Research Notes
Worksheet
My Research Notes
Help your students organize their notes as they conduct research for their informational writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Helpers in Our School Community
Helpers in Our School Community
Lesson Plan
Helpers in Our School Community
Who is who in your school community? In this lesson, students will learn about the people who work at their school and how everyone helps each other to keep the school running safely.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

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.