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Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
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Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
Preservation of natural resources happens in lots of ways, big and small. When you don't want something to run out too quickly, what can you do to help?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make Your Cover Shine
Make Your Cover Shine
Worksheet
Make Your Cover Shine
Make your writing shine with a cover that pops! After students have completed a piece of informational writing, it’s time for them to make engaging covers. This worksheet helps students include all of the key elements—title, picture, and the author's name
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Interesting Penguins
Interesting Penguins
Worksheet
Interesting Penguins
Help your kindergarten students think about key ideas they’ve learned about penguins using this helpful worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
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Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
One of the best ways to prepare for writing is by examining another author’s work. In this activity, students look closely at a nonfiction text and answer questions about what they find in preparation for writing their own.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sketch a Habitat: Desert
Sketch a Habitat: Desert
Worksheet
Sketch a Habitat: Desert
How much does your first grader know about the desert? Test her habitat knowledge with this fun printable.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Thankful for Thanksgiving Writing
Thankful for Thanksgiving Writing
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Thankful for Thanksgiving Writing
Thanksgiving is a special time of year to get children talking about being thankful. Use these writing prompts to explore three different types of writing on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #9
How's the Weather? Postcards #9
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #9
Seasonal weather postcards get kids to learn some vocabulary and identify the seasons. Learn about spring, summer, fall, and winter with weather postcards.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Write Santa A Letter
Write Santa A Letter
Worksheet
Write Santa A Letter
Christmas is coming soon and it's time to write Santa a letter. Ask your child to use his best handwriting, and be sure to add some festive colors.
3rd 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
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
What is the Main Idea
What is the Main Idea
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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
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
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
Dinosaur Train Nature Treasure Hunt
Dinosaur Train Nature Treasure Hunt
Worksheet
Dinosaur Train Nature Treasure Hunt
Next time you're outside, go on a treasure hunt with this activity from PBS KIDS' Dinsosaur Train. Then, write all about your nature treasure loot!
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Write an Earth Day Song
Write an Earth Day Song
Worksheet
Write an Earth Day Song
This April kids can write their own Earth Day song or poem using this colorful worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Editing Partners: Informational Writing
Editing Partners: Informational Writing
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Editing Partners: Informational Writing
Editing is more fun with a partner! After writing a draft of an informational piece, this activity gets students working in pairs to improve their writing. Partners will read each other's work and then use this worksheet to provide constructive feedback.
1st 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
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
Nonfiction Notetaker
Nonfiction Notetaker
Worksheet
Nonfiction Notetaker
In order to write informational texts, students need to research their topics. Use this handy notetaker to help students record and think through the new information they are gathering.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examples of Nonfiction
Examples of Nonfiction
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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
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
How Do We Play This Game?
How Do We Play This Game?
Worksheet
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
Plant Resources
Plant Resources
Worksheet
Plant Resources
Plants are resources used in everything from food, to clothes, and for making other products. Writing and research come together for this basic worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #2
How's the Weather? Postcards #2
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #2
Print out a set of weather-themed postcards to give your child practice identifying seasons. These weather postcards also allow kids to practice writing skills.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Informational Writing with Text Features
Informational Writing with Text Features
Worksheet
Informational Writing with Text Features
Use this open-ended writing activity to assess your students’ abilities to write informational texts and include appropriate text features. Students are asked to write about a topic of their choice using key details and facts, including at least one text
1st 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.