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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
All About My Brother
All About My Brother
Worksheet
All About My Brother
How well do you know your siblings? Give your beginning writer a fun activity, where he'll answer questions about his big or little brother!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Why Do We Vote?
Why Do We Vote?
Worksheet
Why Do We Vote?
This social studies worksheet is a great way to encourage the next generation to understand the value and impact of voting while helping learners practice reading comprehension strategies.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Dream
Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Dream
Worksheet
Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Dream
Children reflect on the meaning of American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and legacy in this thoughtful writing practice and drawing worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Worksheet
Note-Taking Sheet
Writing nonfiction can be a daunting task for newbies, but this note-taking sheet contains helpful prompts that keep your young writer on track.
2nd 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
Space Explorers: Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and...YOU?
Space Explorers: Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and...YOU?
Worksheet
Space Explorers: Christina Koch, Jessica Meir, and...YOU?
With the help of this reading and writing worksheet, young learners will learn about the first all-female spacewalk and then imagine what it would be like to be a space explorer themselves!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Describe Your Home
Describe Your Home
Worksheet
Describe Your Home
Supporting details make a main idea stronger, and add color and interest to any story. Your early writer will describe your home and add detail to their writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
Worksheet
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
Students will write an expositional essay about second grade with this end-of-year informational writing assessment. Use the included rubric as a jumping off point to assess student writing for proper grammar, structure, and content.
2nd 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
Note-Taking from a Text
Note-Taking from a Text
Worksheet
Note-Taking from a Text
Guide students to get the most out of non-fiction texts by thinking about their previous knowledge, what they learn, and what they still want to know. When they finish, they can trim it to paste into a spiral-bound notebook.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Are You Thankful For?
What Are You Thankful For?
Worksheet
What Are You Thankful For?
Children practice gratitude in this fall-themed worksheet that invites them to write down the things they are grateful for.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Town Signage
Town Signage
Lesson Plan
Town Signage
In this lesson, students will learn about the history of their town while improving their writing and research skills. No matter how big or small the town, there’s always something fun to uncover in this assignment!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
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
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
Conclusion Cards
Conclusion Cards
Worksheet
Conclusion Cards
These cut-and-paste cards provide students with steps for writing the introduction, body, and conclusion parts of an informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing Peer Review Checklist
Informational Writing Peer Review Checklist
Worksheet
Informational Writing Peer Review Checklist
Once students have completed their first draft of informational writing, use this handy checklist to guide them through the peer review process. Students will look for clear sequencing, details, complete sentences, and correct spelling and punctuation.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Revise Your Informational Writing
Revise Your Informational Writing
Worksheet
Revise Your Informational Writing
After writing a draft of an informational piece, have students revise their writing with this handy checklist. Students will work to improve their sentences and add more details and descriptions that will take their writing to the next level.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About My Dad
All About My Dad
Worksheet
All About My Dad
Here's a great way for beginning writers to practice forming sentences and using descriptive language as they show special appreciation for Dad!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Write About Summer
Write About Summer
Worksheet
Write About Summer
Every kid loves summertime! Keep their writing skills honed and ready for fall with a fun summer writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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

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.