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Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Lesson Plan
Adobe Spark: Parts, Purposes & Complexities
Discover a new tool for creative assessments and lessons! In this lesson, students will investigate Adobe Spark using Agency by Design thinking routines to help them understand how they can use technology to communicate ideas.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Mummies
All About Mummies
Worksheet
All About Mummies
Unwrap the history behind a spooky Halloween favorite: mummies! With this reading worksheet, your child will learn all about mummies.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Finding the Purpose
Worksheet
Finding the Purpose
Help your second grade students identify the author’s purpose as they answer questions about a nonfiction text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
The History of African American Spirituals
Worksheet
The History of African American Spirituals
In the worksheet The History of African American Spirituals, children read about how African Americans used spirituals during different moments in history, starting from their enslavement to the civil rights movement.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Double Bubble Thinking Map
Double Bubble Thinking Map
Worksheet
Double Bubble Thinking Map
Use this bubble map to compare two things in a visually-appealing way.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Elections and Conditions
Elections and Conditions
Lesson Plan
Elections and Conditions
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand details in a sentence by identifying conditional phrases. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson Comparing Primary and Secondary Sources.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Missing the Main Topic: Sea Turtles
Missing the Main Topic: Sea Turtles
Worksheet
Missing the Main Topic: Sea Turtles
Help your kindergarten students identify the main topic and key ideas in nonfiction texts using this fun sea turtle-themed worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
Vocabulary is the Key!
Worksheet
Vocabulary is the Key!
When reading nonfiction books, it’s important to understand the meaning of related vocabulary words. In this activity, students identify sentences that include key vocabulary. When they're done they'll hold the key to reading success!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Grassland Scramble
The Grassland Scramble
Worksheet
The Grassland Scramble
Learn about the grasslands biome, then use your knowledge to unscramble the missing words of the paragraph that follows.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
State Memories
State Memories
Lesson Plan
State Memories
In this lesson, your students will practice writing about places important to them through poetry. By the time they are done, students will have become better writers and taken a walk down memory lane!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Finding the Topic and Main Idea of a Nonfiction Text
This worksheet provides students with an opportunity to closely examine the difference between a topic and main idea in a nonfiction text. After reading and completing Part 1 as a class, challenge your students to complete Part 2 on their own or with a pa
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Worksheet
Find & Support the Main Idea: Dia de Los Muertos
Children learn about Día de los Muertos as they practice finding and supporting the main idea in this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Worksheet
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Learn more about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, often simply called "The Wall," with this interesting printable.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What's It All About? Main Ideas and Supporting Details
What's It All About? Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Worksheet
What's It All About? Main Ideas and Supporting Details
Get to the point with this worksheet about the main idea and how supporting details help it make sense.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
Worksheet
Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
This exercise gives your students practice using a graphic organizer to record the main idea and supporting details of a short text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comprehension Chart
Comprehension Chart
Worksheet
Comprehension Chart
In this language arts worksheet, students read a nonfiction text then represent what they read by creating a helpful chart.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Brainstorm Before Reading
Brainstorm Before Reading
Worksheet
Brainstorm Before Reading
Set students up for success when reading nonfiction by having them brainstorm what they already know about a topic. Students will use this simple graphic organizer to record things they know and want to know before diving into their book to learn more.
1st 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
Teach Me How To...
Teach Me How To...
Worksheet
Teach Me How To...
We all want to learn new skills! This worksheet engages students in thinking about what they’d like to learn to do or make, all while learning about nonfiction texts.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Article XII: Election of President
Article XII: Election of President
Worksheet
Article XII: Election of President
Use this excerpt of the Constitution to help your students learn to evaluate primary sources.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Comprehension: Main Idea & Context Clues
Nonfiction Comprehension: Main Idea & Context Clues
Worksheet
Nonfiction Comprehension: Main Idea & Context Clues
In this exercise, students will practice an active reading strategy while building their vocabulary!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Searching for Context Clues & Key Details
Searching for Context Clues & Key Details
Worksheet
Searching for Context Clues & Key Details
Help your active readers identify key vocabulary and important details with the help of two graphic organizers!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Missing the Main Topic: Dogs
Missing the Main Topic: Dogs
Worksheet
Missing the Main Topic: Dogs
Help your kindergarten students identify the main topic and key ideas in nonfiction texts using this fun pet-themed worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adverbial Phrases in Nonfiction
Adverbial Phrases in Nonfiction
Worksheet
Adverbial Phrases in Nonfiction
In this worksheet, students will learn how to use adverbial phrases in their writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet