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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
Sea Turtle Citations: Paraphrasing & Direct Quotes
Sea Turtle Citations: Paraphrasing & Direct Quotes
Worksheet
Sea Turtle Citations: Paraphrasing & Direct Quotes
In this activity, kids provide evidence by paraphrasing and selecting direct quotes from an informational text.
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
Introductions for Informational Writing
Introductions for Informational Writing
Worksheet
Introductions for Informational Writing
Review introduction writing with your students. Help students practice writing a strong hook and introduction paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rooms in a House
Rooms in a House
Worksheet
Rooms in a House
Clue your child into the anatomy of a house! She'll use the word bank to fill in the names of each room.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Literary Terms
Literary Terms
Worksheet
Literary Terms
Keep this study aid handy during homework time, or keep a copy in the back of your binder for classroom reference.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing: Battles of the American Revolution
Informational Writing: Battles of the American Revolution
Worksheet
Informational Writing: Battles of the American Revolution
Give your students some practice writing an informational essay about the American Revolution!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About My Family: Grandma
All About My Family: Grandma
Worksheet
All About My Family: Grandma
Help your little one get to know her family members with a fun interview and creative writing exercise, all about grandma!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
30 Days of Gratitude
30 Days of Gratitude
Worksheet
30 Days of Gratitude
Get kids in the holiday spirit by practicing 30 Days of Gratitude! This activity is perfect for November, but can also be done year-round.
4th grade
Social emotional
Worksheet
Informational Writing
Informational Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing
Use this writing prompt activity to assess your first graders’ abilities to write informational texts. Students will use details and facts to convey a topic of their choosing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write About Your Pet
Write About Your Pet
Worksheet
Write About Your Pet
Learning to add details is an important skill for early writers. Your second grader will be guided to think of details to write about a pet in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who is Angela Davis?
Who is Angela Davis?
Worksheet
Who is Angela Davis?
Use this reading and writing worksheet to teach first and second grade students about Angela Davis and her life as an activist, writer, and scholar.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Travel Brochure
Travel Brochure
Worksheet
Travel Brochure
Explore setting by creating a travel brochure for the setting of your book.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
About My House
About My House
Worksheet
About My House
Home is where the heart is! What does your house look like? Help your kindergartener build her writing skills by completing this list story.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Resources
Writing Resources
Worksheet
Writing Resources
Teach your child how to use writing resources like dictionaries and thesauri, and help her brush up on her alphabetizing skills with this handy worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Supporting Details: Who is Your Best Friend?
Supporting Details: Who is Your Best Friend?
Worksheet
Supporting Details: Who is Your Best Friend?
In writing, supporting the main idea with details is a skill your child should learn early on. Your second grader will fill in the details about a best friend!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
List Ways to Conserve Natural Resources
List Ways to Conserve Natural Resources
Worksheet
List Ways to Conserve Natural Resources
This worksheet helps list ways to conserve natural resources by starting out each sentence with an idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Write a Bibliography
How to Write a Bibliography
Worksheet
How to Write a Bibliography
For kids just entering the world of research and report-writing, here's a handy reference guide on how to write a bibliography.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
Worksheet
W.E.B. Du Bois
Introduce second and third graders to W.E.B. Du Bois, writer, sociologist, and civil rights advocate, with this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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

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.