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What is Photosynthesis?
What is Photosynthesis?
Worksheet
What is Photosynthesis?
Ever wonder how the sun helps plants grow? Here is an easy way to explain the process of photosynthesis to your first grader.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Swimming in the Ocean
Swimming in the Ocean
Worksheet
Swimming in the Ocean
Practice creative writing with some simple sentence prompts. Fill in the holes to describe what it's like to swim in the ocean.
3rd 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
Paragraph Writing Worksheet
Paragraph Writing Worksheet
Worksheet
Paragraph Writing Worksheet
This paragraph writing worksheet gets your child back to the basics of writing. In this paragraph writing worksheet, kids will write using a graphic organizer.
3rd 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
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!
Preschool
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
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
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
Activity
Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
Identify Supporting Details: The Weather
Identify Supporting Details: The Weather
Worksheet
Identify Supporting Details: The Weather
Children read about the weather as they identify supporting details in this science and literacy worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Get your first grader geared up for a new year of learning with Week 3 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Lesson Plan
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Give your class the "write" tools they need to become excellent authors. In this literary lesson, students use their knowledge of author's purpose to successfully write pieces that persuade, inform, and entertain.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Nonfiction
Reading Nonfiction
Workbook
Reading Nonfiction
Explore nonfiction with this set of short and sweet facts on notable people, places and events in history. Young readers can practice taking notes, answering questions and analyzing primary sources.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Adding Transition Words
Adding Transition Words
Worksheet
Adding Transition Words
Have fun with functional and informative transitions with this cooking-themed activity. Students will solidify their knowledge of important transition words to improve their sequencing and informational writing skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's in a Name?
What's in a Name?
Lesson Plan
What's in a Name?
Every name has a story behind it. This lesson allows students to share the story of their name with their classmates. Not only is it fun, it's ideal for establishing a respectful classroom community.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Explore the Outdoors
Explore the Outdoors
Workbook
Explore the Outdoors
With this set kids can observe clouds to constellations, flowers to photosynthesis. Build a love of the great outdoors and spend time outside as you learn basic concepts of earth science.
1st grade
Science
Workbook
Picturing Goods and Services
Picturing Goods and Services
Lesson Plan
Picturing Goods and Services
Help your students “picture” the difference between goods and services! In this lesson which integrates art, reading, and social studies, your students will both find and create examples of goods and services.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Lesson Plan
Urban, Suburban, or Rural
Students will have a blast as they engage in interactive projects to learn about the characteristics of urban, suburban, and rural communities. This lesson will help them develop both their writing and social-studies skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Children practice writing endings with impact in this nonfiction conclusion writing worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
My Animal Habitat
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
Help your learners think about all of the different plants and animals that live in habitats all over the world!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Me! Things I Like
All About Me! Things I Like
Lesson Plan
All About Me! Things I Like
I like to run, play, and dance! In this lesson, students will learn how to express themselves and write simple sentences. Your class will gain important social skills by interacting with their peers during these activities.
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.