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Writing Review Part 1: Informative Writing: Animal Frenzy!
Writing Review Part 1: Informative Writing: Animal Frenzy!
Worksheet
Writing Review Part 1: Informative Writing: Animal Frenzy!
This language arts assessment will provide insight into your students' ability to write an animal report.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Writing
Classmate Interview Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Writing
Having interviewed their classmates, students will practice their expository writing skills describing what they learned in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Declaration's Purpose
The Declaration's Purpose
Lesson Plan
The Declaration's Purpose
July 4, 1776, was an important day in U.S. history because an important document was signed. Use this civics lesson to help young historians learn about the purpose of the Declaration of Independence.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Go for the Gold!
Go for the Gold!
Lesson Plan
Go for the Gold!
In this lesson, students learn about Chantal Petit-Clerc, a Paralympian who lost her legs at the young age of 13. After reading about her struggles and perseverance, your writers will develop biographies of other heroes they know.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
We Are All Artists
We Are All Artists
Worksheet
We Are All Artists
This creative worksheet inspires students to think of themselves as artists!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Organizer
Story Organizer
Worksheet
Story Organizer
Storytellers and chefs, here's a chance to practice sequencing from start to finish! How would you make a PB & J?
Kindergarten
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
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Promoting Inclusivity
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Promoting Inclusivity
Worksheet
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Promoting Inclusivity
This Halloween-themed worksheet is designed to help students understand the goal of the Teal Pumpkin Project while also providing practice reading nonfiction and citing evidence in nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
How's the Weather? Postcards #7
How's the Weather? Postcards #7
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #7
Practice identifying seasons with these printable weather postcards. Kids will see how different weather patterns affect how they dress with seasonal postcards.
Kindergarten
Science
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
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
Be an Expert!
Be an Expert!
Worksheet
Be an Expert!
Your little expert will love to write about a favorite topic with this expert story prompt!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is the Main Idea
What is the Main Idea
Worksheet
What is the Main Idea
Help your student practice story organization with this exercise, where she'll identify the supporting details that properly support the main idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #8
How's the Weather? Postcards #8
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #8
See how seasons affect the trees with these printable weather postcards. Learn about the weather, and get some writing practice, with these seasonal postcards.
Kindergarten
Science
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
Edit Your Informational Writing
Edit Your Informational Writing
Worksheet
Edit Your Informational Writing
After writing a draft of an informational piece, have students edit their writing with this handy checklist. Students will check their writing for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as an accurate table of contents.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court
Worksheet
The Supreme Court
Every state has lots of court houses and hundreds of judges, but our country has set one court above all the rest -- the Supreme Court.
Social studies
Worksheet
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
Nature Video Notes
Nature Video Notes
Worksheet
Nature Video Notes
Make taking notes fun by having your students use this handy organizer to collect their thoughts while learning about predators and prey. Students will note what they learn, questions they have, and new or interesting vocabulary words they hear.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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
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
All About My Family: Grandpa
All About My Family: Grandpa
Worksheet
All About My Family: Grandpa
Get to know grandpa a little better with a fun interview exercise! Your beginning writer will practice building sentences and using descriptive language.
3rd 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.