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Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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
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
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Lesson Plan
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Your students’ understanding will reach its peak when they ask detail-seeking questions from observations made about plateaus, mesas, canyons, and buttes. Students will use illustrations and text to assist in their questions and answers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Creating a Social Media Page for a Famous American
Creating a Social Media Page for a Famous American
Lesson Plan
Creating a Social Media Page for a Famous American
Motivate your students to learn about significant figures in US history by giving them the opportunity to create a fake social media page based on facts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Researching Black Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Black Inventors
Inventors and their novel inventions are always a thrilling topic! In the lesson Researching Black Inventors, first graders and second graders are encouraged to research the rich history of African American inventors. This engaging lesson plan provides students with an opportunity to learn all about inventors they find interesting and the impact those inventors have on the world. Perfect for Black History Month, this learning activity highlights informational writing skills and helps build students' vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
All About Leafcutter Ants
All About Leafcutter Ants
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
Help your students practice their informational reading skills as they learn about leafcutter ants!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
Lesson Plan
Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What are Checks and Balances?
What are Checks and Balances?
Lesson Plan
What are Checks and Balances?
Life is about balance, and that applies to government too! Use this civics lesson with your students to teach them about the system of checks and balances, and why these are an important part of American government.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Worksheet
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
This worksheet is a brief introduction to the human rights activist and feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Everyday Heroes
Everyday Heroes
Worksheet
Everyday Heroes
In this biography writing worksheet, kids can find a person they know in real life and find out what heroic qualities this average, everyday person possesses!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Lesson Plan
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Whales
Interesting Animals: Whales
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Whales
Learn all about the interesting world of the whale while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Lesson Plan
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
In this lesson plan, students learn about the first all-female spacewalk and get inspired by astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Super Hero Supporting Details
Super Hero Supporting Details
Worksheet
Super Hero Supporting Details
Super powers and saving the world will make any child want to write! Your third grader will learn about adding supporting details to their main idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing Check-Up
Informational Writing Check-Up
Worksheet
Informational Writing Check-Up
Use this resource to assess your students’ writing skills in responding to an informational writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing About Maria Montessori
Writing About Maria Montessori
Lesson Plan
Writing About Maria Montessori
In this lesson, students will learn all about Maria Montessori, a pioneering researcher and teacher, and create their own biographical books about this inspiring woman.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
Lesson Plan
Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Worksheet
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Read about the westward expansion of the United States and respond to questions about the informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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

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.