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Plant Structures and their Functions
Plant Structures and their Functions
Lesson Plan
Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Editing
Informational Essay: Editing
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Editing
Students will have the opportunity to strengthen their informational essay drafts by correcting errors in conventions and mechanics. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Animal Habitat
My Animal Habitat
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
Help your learners think about all of the different plants and animals that live in habitats all over the world!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing Check-Up
Informational Writing Check-Up
Worksheet
Informational Writing Check-Up
Use this resource to assess your students’ writing skills in responding to an informational writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay Writing Prompt Choice Board
Informational Essay Writing Prompt Choice Board
Worksheet
Informational Essay Writing Prompt Choice Board
Have middle school students use these writing prompts as a jumping off point as they set out to write an informational essay.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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
Informational Essay: Revising
Informational Essay: Revising
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Revising
Students will have the opportunity to fine-tune their writing by adding, deleting, or reworking content in their informational essay drafts. They’ll use a checklist to guide this critical step in the writing process.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Animals Report
All About Animals Report
Worksheet
All About Animals Report
Students will love learning about a new animal as they create an informational report using this helpful guide!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Revision Checklist: Informational Writing
Revision Checklist: Informational Writing
Worksheet
Revision Checklist: Informational Writing
With this middle-school revision checklist, students will be guided to review their informational writing with a critical eye in order to improve their writing.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Starters for New Writers
Story Starters for New Writers
Workbook
Story Starters for New Writers
These sentence starters support basic writing skills and organizing thoughts for kindergarteners. Telling stories not only builds creativity, it helps kids learn about communication.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
My Research Notes
My Research Notes
Worksheet
My Research Notes
Help your students organize their notes as they conduct research for their informational writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Students will continue their informational writing project by creating an essay outline prior to drafting.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver
In this lesson, ask students to compare and contrast two important African-American historical figures. Students will write an informational paragraph on the similarities and differences between W.E.B. Du Bois and George Washington Carver.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
Activity
Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
Reading Nonfiction
Reading Nonfiction
Workbook
Reading Nonfiction
Explore nonfiction with this set of short and sweet facts on notable people, places and events in history. Young readers can practice taking notes, answering questions and analyzing primary sources.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Whales
Interesting Animals: Whales
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Whales
Learn all about the interesting world of the whale while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
All About Leafcutter Ants
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
Help your students practice their informational reading skills as they learn about leafcutter ants!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
American Heroes: Biography Writing
American Heroes: Biography Writing
Workbook
American Heroes: Biography Writing
Everything a kid needs to read and write a biography. Learn about some inspirational Americans, try your hand at writing someone else's story, and consider what makes heroes so compelling.
3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
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
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Prewriting With Research
Students begin their informational writing process by gathering information through research. They will use a graphic organizer to record important information and sources and reflect on how to present the information.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Draft an Outline: Informational Writing
Draft an Outline: Informational Writing
Worksheet
Draft an Outline: Informational Writing
Getting ready to write an informational essay? Use this five-page outline to help think through the next stages of the informational writing process! 
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Rural and Urban
Compare and Contrast: Rural and Urban
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Rural and Urban
Families in the United States live in all different settings. Kids think about the similarities and differences between rural and urban life on this worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
Worksheet
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
These leaves can be used for a variety of science lessons and classroom art projects!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Penguins are such interesting animals! Help your students practice identifying the main topic and key ideas in a nonfiction text using this fun penguin-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan