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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Lesson Plan
The Life Cycle of a Butterfly
Let your students spread their wings with this lesson that teaches them about the life cycle of a butterfly. A fun song will get your class moving and a variety of different worksheets will suit any class.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
1st grade
Social studies
Activity
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Main Idea and Details
Use this graphic organizer to help students identify and record the main idea and details of a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Stories, Fables, and Comprehension
Stories, Fables, and Comprehension
Workbook
Stories, Fables, and Comprehension
Revisit some of your favorite stories and fables in this reading workbook. Colorful illustrations and considered writing and drawing prompts encourage thoughtful reading and reflection.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
Worksheet
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Caterpillar
Caterpillar
Worksheet
Caterpillar
Familiarity with different types of texts is an important part of the first grade reading curriculum. In this worksheet, kids read Christina Rossetti's famous poem, "Caterpillar" and then answer questions about what they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
Lesson Plan
Comparing and Contrasting Christmas Around the World
It’s time to take a trip around the world and experience Christmas in different countries. Students will explore how their Christmas traditions compare and contrast with kids across the world and chart their findings on a Venn diagram.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Topic Cards
Main Topic Cards
Worksheet
Main Topic Cards
This set of picture cards can help students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Bats
Interesting Animals: Bats
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Bats
Learn all about the interesting world of bats while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
Independent Reading Log
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
Worksheet
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
This activity adds a discussion element to nonfiction reading. Use this worksheet to get your students thinking about facts in the books they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Feature Detective
Text Feature Detective
Lesson Plan
Text Feature Detective
From labeled pictures to glossaries, there are lots of different nonfiction text features for students to learn about. In this lesson, students hunt for text features while learning how they provide meaning and present information.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Idea: Farmers
Main Idea: Farmers
Worksheet
Main Idea: Farmers
This worksheet challenges first graders to find out the main idea of the passage.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction Compare & Contrast
Nonfiction Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Nonfiction Compare & Contrast
Help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts using this helpful Venn diagram.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Worksheet
Nonfiction KWL Chart
Maximize what your students learn from reading nonfiction by having them fill out a KWL chart before and after reading.
1st grade
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!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adventures with Infographics
Adventures with Infographics
Lesson Plan
Adventures with Infographics
What better way to represent what you’ve learned than through an infographic? In this lesson, students read nonfiction texts then create infographics to share the main topics, key ideas, evidence, and more!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Main Topic Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Worksheet
Main Topic Worksheet
Give your students a chance to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details in a nonfiction text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Television Show Comprehension Questions
Television Show Comprehension Questions
Worksheet
Television Show Comprehension Questions
Encourage thoughtful media consumption with this set of television show comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Weekly Reading Response
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Response
Use this worksheet to have students write or draw about their reading each day.
1st grade
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
Classifying Visual Text Features
Classifying Visual Text Features
Worksheet
Classifying Visual Text Features
Use this worksheet to give your students confidence in reading nonfiction texts by familiarizing them with visual elements like diagrams, photographs, illustrations, and charts.
1st 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