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Close Reading Annotations
Close Reading Annotations
Worksheet
Close Reading Annotations
Use this chocolate-themed exercise to introduce your students to close reading with annotations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Explaining Environmental Effects
Explaining Environmental Effects
Lesson Plan
Explaining Environmental Effects
What’s the impact? In this integrated language arts and science lesson students will explore causes and effects that specifically relate to environmental impact, including the effects of human actions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Worksheet
Great Wall of China
Step right up to the most famous wall on Earth! Spanning nearly four thousand miles, the Great Wall of China is one of the oldest wonders of the world.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What’s the (Main) Topic?
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Lesson Plan
What’s the (Main) Topic?
Teach your students how to identify the main topic using story cards and an interactive read aloud in this engaging lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Color Coding Nonfiction Text
Color Coding Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Color Coding Nonfiction Text
Jazz up your nonfiction reading and add a little color! Use this lesson with your students to teach them to cite text evidence as they answer questions by color coding.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
Worksheet
Basketball: Nonfiction Text
This sample nonfiction text about basketball helps students to explore author's point of view.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spiders and Their Webs
Spiders and Their Webs
Worksheet
Spiders and Their Webs
Geared toward second graders, this science worksheet has young scientists read about spiders and their webs and then demonstrate their nonfiction comprehension by filling in the diagram with the correct anatomical terms.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Christmas in Italy
Christmas in Italy
Worksheet
Christmas in Italy
If you like presents, Italy is where you want to celebrate the holidays!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Why is the Sky Blue?
Why is the Sky Blue?
Workbook
Why is the Sky Blue?
Why does the earth spin? How is a rainbow formed? Feed the flame of curiosity in your child, and find out the answers to some of those age-old questions about how the world works.
3rd grade
Science
Workbook
It's Elemental
It's Elemental
Workbook
It's Elemental
Kids can practice reading informational texts and explore the periodic table with this introduction to science topics that will extend to high school chemistry and beyond.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
Lesson Plan
Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
We aren’t mind readers, but we can still figure out why the author wrote a text and what an author thinks about the topic! This lesson will teach your students the main purposes for writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Lesson Plan
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Get your students excited about geography with a lesson on Earth's oceans. After reading two different texts, they'll be ready to dive right into ocean paragraph writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
History of Movies
History of Movies
Worksheet
History of Movies
Have your movie lover read about the history of movies, and then test her reading comprehension as she arranges the events to complete a timeline.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Point of View Practice: Life Cycle of a Frog
Point of View Practice: Life Cycle of a Frog
Worksheet
Point of View Practice: Life Cycle of a Frog
Use this science-themed resource with your students to practice recognizing the author’s point of view in a text about life cycles. Students will determine the author’s viewpoint on the subject as they establish their own points of view.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Worksheet
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Here are listed a handful of natural resources, for kids to classify as renewable resources and nonrenewable resources.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
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
Identifying Cause and Effect with Signal Words
Identifying Cause and Effect with Signal Words
Worksheet
Identifying Cause and Effect with Signal Words
Use this resource to teach your students to identify cause and effect relationships in context by looking at the signal words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Winchester Mystery House
Winchester Mystery House
Worksheet
Winchester Mystery House
Read about the history of the Winchester Mystery House, and then answer some comprehension questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
Lesson Plan
The Not-So-Great Depression: Bud, Not Buddy
A lesson about the Great Depression doesn't have to depress your students! They will enjoy building background knowledge for *Bud, Not Buddy* with great interactive and cooperative learning tasks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Text Structures #3: Description
Nonfiction Text Structures #3: Description
Worksheet
Nonfiction Text Structures #3: Description
In this worksheet, children will learn to identify signal words and visuals that writers use when using description.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text!
Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text!
Lesson Plan
Let's Compare and Contrast Nonfiction Text!
This lesson provides students with the opportunity to compare and contrast two athletes who have been instrumental in changing the world of women's sports!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tree-mendous Trees
Tree-mendous Trees
Workbook
Tree-mendous Trees
Pay homage to our majestic, leafy companions with this series about trees. Kids can learn about the structure of trees, identify different leaf types and reflect on the many gifts that trees give.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Skywatchers
Skywatchers
Workbook
Skywatchers
This workbook explores the myths, science, and history of our efforts to understand the skies with light reading. Introduce kids to gravity, moon phases and stars with basic activities and stories.
4th grade
Science
Workbook
Detective Reading
Detective Reading
Lesson Plan
Detective Reading
Roll up your sleeves and get out the magnifying glasses! In this lesson, your students will practice finding supportive details and examples in informational texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan