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Revise Your Informational Writing
Revise Your Informational Writing
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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
How to Write Like a Historian
How to Write Like a Historian
Worksheet
How to Write Like a Historian
Use this writing tool to teach your students how to write like a historian.
5th 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
Recreational Resources
Recreational Resources
Worksheet
Recreational Resources
Have any good ideas for recreational resources? The term "recreational resources" has to do with the activities we do for enjoyment and the places that we go.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
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
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
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
Informational Writing: Peer Revision
Informational Writing: Peer Revision
Worksheet
Informational Writing: Peer Revision
Finished with the first draft of informational writing? Let this handy checklist guide students through a peer review conference! Students will check for correct punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences, and staying on topic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #5
How's the Weather? Postcards #5
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #5
The change of seasons affects the kinds of activities we do. Use these printable weather postcards to show how activities change with the seasons.
Kindergarten
Science
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
How Do We Play This Game?
How Do We Play This Game?
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How Do We Play This Game?
This graphic organizer introduces kids to informational writing by asking them to explain how to play a game to a new friend.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
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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
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
Thanksgiving Writing
Thanksgiving Writing
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Writing
Children embrace the spirit of the season with this Thanksgiving writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Your Own Definitions
Writing Your Own Definitions
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Writing Your Own Definitions
In this activity, students will organize their thoughts, then write their own definitions for two common classroom objects. When they finish, have them share their work aloud so students can see the variations around the room!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Stand-Up Comedy
Stand-Up Comedy
Worksheet
Stand-Up Comedy
in this page from our upcoming Performing Arts workbook, kids can learn about the art â yes, art â of stand-up comedy
3rd grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Examples of Nonfiction
Examples of Nonfiction
Worksheet
Examples of Nonfiction
Familiarize with the nonfiction genre by thinking about all the nonfiction you read or see each day.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
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
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
Sketch a Habitat: Lake
Sketch a Habitat: Lake
Worksheet
Sketch a Habitat: Lake
Help your first grader learn the life science of lakes with this pretty worksheet that encourages her to do some research on things that live near lakes.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Christmas Spiders
Christmas Spiders
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Christmas Spiders
Would you decorate your Christmas tree with spider webs? Learn a wacky Christmas fun fact as you reflect on holiday traditions.
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.