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The First All-Female Spacewalk
The First All-Female Spacewalk
Worksheet
The First All-Female Spacewalk
When Christina Koch and Jessica Meir traveled to the International Space Station in October 2019, they went down in history as having completed the first all-female spacewalk. Children can learn about this momentous trip with the help of this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Vocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diwali Traditions
Diwali Traditions
Worksheet
Diwali Traditions
How do people celebrate Diwali? Help your little one learn about a traditional Hindu holiday celebrated in the fall.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Parts of a Classroom
Parts of a Classroom
Worksheet
Parts of a Classroom
It's time for class! Are you familiar with all the items in a classroom? Fill in the blank labels to show all the parts of a classroom.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing About Summer
Writing About Summer
Worksheet
Writing About Summer
How hot is the summer weather in your town? Celebrate the summer season with this creative writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Father's Day Baseball Card
Father's Day Baseball Card
Worksheet
Father's Day Baseball Card
Celebrate the biggest all-star in your life by turning your dad into a baseball card!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #6
How's the Weather? Postcards #6
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #6
Kindergarteners learning about different seasons will like these colorful printable postcards. These weather postcards also offer writing practice.
Kindergarten
Science
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
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
This set of weather-themed postcards shows your child how to dress seasonally. These postcards help your child identify seasons and improve writing skills.
Kindergarten
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
Easter Creative Writing #2
Easter Creative Writing #2
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #2
Getting your child in the Easter mood is not a problem with this writing prompt! Challenge her to think back on her favorite Easter memory and write about it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Grandparents Day Interview
Grandparents Day Interview
Worksheet
Grandparents Day Interview
Find out a little more about what life was like for them growing up with this special Grandparents Day interview worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
Worksheet
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
Glossary: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Glossary: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Worksheet
Glossary: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks
Worksheet
Giving Thanks
Feeling grateful is what Thanksgiving is all about! Let your first grader express his gratitude with a fun drawing activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Thankful for Thanksgiving Writing
Thankful for Thanksgiving Writing
Worksheet
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
Easter Creative Writing #7
Easter Creative Writing #7
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #7
Do you love decorating Easter eggs? Put your kids' creativity to the test and have them write a story about their favorite Easter egg decorations!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Editing Partners: Informational Writing
Editing Partners: Informational Writing
Worksheet
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
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
Visitor Centers
Visitor Centers
Worksheet
Visitor Centers
You don't need to actually visit a visitor center to gain access to fascinating facts and maps.
3rd grade
Social studies
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
Hanukkah Traditions
Hanukkah Traditions
Worksheet
Hanukkah Traditions
In this easy writing exercise, kids can get some practice writing short sentences about their family's Hanukkah traditions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Valentine's Day is here and what better way to get in the mood with this fun and creative writing prompt.
3rd 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
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 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.