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Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Teach your students how to use timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Your little reader is sure to enjoy this selection from the children's classic, "The Secret Garden." She'll build her vocabulary and reading skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
History of Hip Hop Music
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about soul music and the history of African-Americans in pop music, all in this Hip-Hop Music worksheet!
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Workbook
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Get your hands dirty in the name of science! Explore the basic elements of the earth's surface with this beginner's guide to rocks, soil, and processes that change them.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
American Revolution: The Philadelphia Campaign
American Revolution: The Philadelphia Campaign
Worksheet
American Revolution: The Philadelphia Campaign
The Philadelphia Campaign was a year of battles with the Americans at Valley Forge. Students will hone reading skills and learn about the American Revolution.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
All About the Rock Cycle
All About the Rock Cycle
Worksheet
All About the Rock Cycle
If you think volcanoes are cool, this worksheet will blow your mind! Learn about the rock cycle by reading the paragraph and taking a multiple choice quiz.
4th grade
Science
Worksheet
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
Get to Know Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space. Use the Get to Know Mae Jemison lesson plan to learn more about this famous scientist. Children will then read and write about her, and create their own paper rocket.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Identifying Cause and Effect
Identifying Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Identifying Cause and Effect
Give your second grader's logical thinking skills and reading comprehension a healthy boost with a lesson in cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sort Out the Scientific Method #1
Sort Out the Scientific Method #1
Worksheet
Sort Out the Scientific Method #1
Dr. McSquare needs help sorting out his lab reports. Can your child read each item, then label it with the correct scientific method step?
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
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
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Music to Your Ears
Music to Your Ears
Workbook
Music to Your Ears
Find your inner musician with this fun-filled workbook all about music. Read about the history of different music genres, and learn to read music on the piano and guitar too!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Elephant
Kids put their reading comprehension skills to work as they write out the main idea and come up with their own concluding sentence for this paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Lesson Plan
Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Use this lesson to teach your students the similarities and differences between Earth and the inner planets. They will be amazed by facts about our solar system!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Worksheet
How the Internet Travels Across the Ocean
Children learn how the internet travels across the ocean through cables to create a giant, global information network in this engaging, hands-on worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
American Revolution
American Revolution
Workbook
American Revolution
Don't tread, but do read up on exciting history! Your child can flex his learning with trivia, games and reading passages all about the American Revolution.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Animal Antics
Animal Antics
Workbook
Animal Antics
Embark on a worldwide animal safari with this nature-lover's workbook! Learn about animal habitats, endangered species and more, all while honing reading comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
Personal Timeline
Personal Timeline
Lesson Plan
Personal Timeline
Use this lesson to help your ELs strengthen their vocabulary and learn how to create a personal timeline. Teach this lesson as a standalone lesson or use it as support for the lesson Timelines and Nonfiction Text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Identify the Author's Purpose
Identify the Author's Purpose
Worksheet
Identify the Author's Purpose
Authors persuade, inform, and entertain through various types of writing! Students set out to identify the author’s purpose.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Jazz
History of Jazz
Worksheet
History of Jazz
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about the birth of jazz music, and the history of African-Americans in pop music.
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Information from Multiple Sources
Information from Multiple Sources
Lesson Plan
Information from Multiple Sources
Use this lesson to help your ELs quickly find information on a specific topic by looking for a noun and its pronouns in a nonfiction text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support for the lesson Ecosystems Explained.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Everyday Physics
Everyday Physics
Workbook
Everyday Physics
Paper airplanes, the force of gravity on objects, how lightning works, magnets and so much more! This workbook helps build a good foundation for basic physics knowledge. Newton would be proud.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan