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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
American Heroes: Biography Writing
American Heroes: Biography Writing
Workbook
American Heroes: Biography Writing
Everything a kid needs to read and write a biography. Learn about some inspirational Americans, try your hand at writing someone else's story, and consider what makes heroes so compelling.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Lesson Plan
A Living Timeline: The American Revolution
Make history come alive with this interactive lesson! Students will have a blast presenting a "living timeline" to help their classmates understand the events of the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Lesson Plan
Geography & Animals: Amazon Rainforest Leafcutter Ants
Students will love learning about a tiny (yet very interesting!) animal in this rainforest-inspired lesson plan focusing on ants.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Deeper Look into the Preamble to the Constitution
A Deeper Look into the Preamble to the Constitution
Lesson Plan
A Deeper Look into the Preamble to the Constitution
Understanding the Constitution is an important civic duty. This lesson gives your students a chance to break down the Preamble to the Constitution into manageable chunks, and translate it into student-friendly language.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
This lesson plan teaches students about Frida Kahlo and her legacy as an activist and artist who continues to inspire people all over the world. Students will listen to a story about Frida Kahlo and reflect on what it means to be an artist.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing for All Seasons
Writing for All Seasons
Workbook
Writing for All Seasons
Tis the season for putting pencil to paper! Your child will love honing her fine motor skills, working on sight word recognition and practicing letters in this worksheet, perfect for spring, summer, winter and fall.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Worksheet
Map Your Essay: Graphic Organizer
Young writers map out their essays with the help of this graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Which Way Can We Go?
Which Way Can We Go?
Lesson Plan
Which Way Can We Go?
Look all around! In this lesson, students will use real-life examples and an interactive mapping activity to identify the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
Workbook
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
From St. Patrick's Day to Christmas, this seasonal workbook takes your kid through a year of weather and holidays, while boosting language arts skills.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet features another full week of learning opportunities designed to help ensure children start their first grade year off on the right foot.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Monster Writing
Monster Writing
Workbook
Monster Writing
Have a monstrous amount of fun with this series of ghoulish writing activities. Get acquainted with famous monsters like Frankenstein, and write a few frightful stories of your own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Lesson Plan
Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Where can we find United States symbols? In this lesson, students will not only learn about the familiar United States symbols, but also create a flag full of symbols that represents who they are and what they enjoy.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
Activity
Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills! 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Penguins are such interesting animals! Help your students practice identifying the main topic and key ideas in a nonfiction text using this fun penguin-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Lives in the Sea
What Lives in the Sea
Worksheet
What Lives in the Sea
Your student will research and identify the animal and plant life that live near the sea, using both her own knowledge and the help of the Internet.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
The Wild West
The Wild West
Workbook
The Wild West
Westward Ho! In this series, informational history texts are made fun as you'll read about famous people and places from the Old West, such as Annie Oakley and Mark Twain.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Earth Day Fill-in-the-Blank
Earth Day Fill-in-the-Blank
Worksheet
Earth Day Fill-in-the-Blank
Find out how to help the Earth with our Earth Day fill-in-the-blank. With this awesome Earth Day activity, you and your kid can save the planet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Lesson Plan
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing From the Heart
Writing From the Heart
Lesson Plan
Writing From the Heart
This lesson will inspire your students to focus on the people, pets, things, places, and ideas that mean the most to them! Your students will practice writing in this heartfelt lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Workbook
Performing Arts
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the show! This book offers tons of reading and activities on the performing arts; from traditional theatre, to comedy, to clowning!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
Worksheet
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
These leaves can be used for a variety of science lessons and classroom art projects!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.