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All About Jane Goodall
All About Jane Goodall
Worksheet
All About Jane Goodall
Use this reading and writing worksheet to help second and third graders learn about the inspiring work of Jane Goodall, famous scientist and conservationist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Lesson Plan
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Lesson Plan
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Whoa, weather! Using technology as an aid, students will put their research skills to the test while learning about hurricanes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Protecting Forests
Protecting Forests
Worksheet
Protecting Forests
Teach your child how to respect the ecosystem with a science worksheet that doubles as a coloring page. Can they identify the sources of pollution in the scene?
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
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
Learning About Día de los Muertos
Learning About Día de los Muertos
Lesson Plan
Learning About Día de los Muertos
Students will learn about the holiday El Día de los Muertos through engaging activities and connecting to their own traditions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Fruit and Veggies Are...
Fruit and Veggies Are...
Worksheet
Fruit and Veggies Are...
Give a salute to good health with this simple list story! Your kindergartener will build great communication skills by completing these sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Worksheet
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
This reading worksheet highlights important vocabulary words and the main purpose of a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Example of Mineral Resources
Example of Mineral Resources
Worksheet
Example of Mineral Resources
Here are four examples of mineral resources for kids to think about, plus a short explanation of what a mineral resource is.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Dorothy Pitman Hughes?
This lesson plan teaches students about Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a black human rights activist, feminist, and child-care advocate. First, students will read a short passage, and then they will answer questions about important details from the text. Created for first graders and second graders, this engaging lesson helps build students' vocabulary and informational writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Holiday Writing Prompt
Holiday Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Holiday Writing Prompt
Holiday writing prompts are festive and educational for your child. This holiday writing prompt is perfect for the Christmas season.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About My Sister
All About My Sister
Worksheet
All About My Sister
Show a little love to big or little sis with a fun family writing activity! Students will practice creative writing and sentence-building.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Learning Through Research
Learning Through Research
Worksheet
Learning Through Research
This open-ended worksheet inspires students to research fascinating inventors!
1st grade
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
A Misty Copeland Biography
A Misty Copeland Biography
Worksheet
A Misty Copeland Biography
Students will read a biography of Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and then answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text,
4th grade
Social studies
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
Drought and Flooding Writing Prompt
Drought and Flooding Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Drought and Flooding Writing Prompt
Here's a quick overview of drought and flooding to spark thoughts or conversation with your kids about water.
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Great Pyramid of Giza
Great Pyramid of Giza
Worksheet
Great Pyramid of Giza
Learn all about the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world, and find out why Egyptians built it hundreds of years ago.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Descriptive Writing Check-in
Descriptive Writing Check-in
Worksheet
Descriptive Writing Check-in
Your students have been working hard on their descriptive writing skills! Assess student growth with this open-ended writing assignment and rubric that asks students to use their five senses to describe a place they have visited.
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.