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Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Lesson Plan
Author's Purpose: Easy as PIE
Give your class the "write" tools they need to become excellent authors. In this literary lesson, students use their knowledge of author's purpose to successfully write pieces that persuade, inform, and entertain.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Identify Supporting Details: The Weather
Identify Supporting Details: The Weather
Worksheet
Identify Supporting Details: The Weather
Children read about the weather as they identify supporting details in this science and literacy worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Paragraph
Writing a Paragraph
Worksheet
Writing a Paragraph
Use these paragraph topic prompts to help your child practice writing a paragraph.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet features five more days of diverse learning activities designed to prepare students for their fourth grade year.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our First Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of fun and diverse learning activities to prepare children for their first grade year.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Check out Week 3 of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet for five more days of targeted skills practice for incoming second graders.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
All About Me Report
All About Me Report
Worksheet
All About Me Report
Kindergarteners will get handwriting practice and love sharing about their lives as they write a report all about them using this colorful worksheet!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
30 Days of Gratitude
30 Days of Gratitude
Worksheet
30 Days of Gratitude
Get kids in the holiday spirit by practicing 30 Days of Gratitude! This activity is perfect for November, but can also be done year-round.
4th grade
Social emotional
Worksheet
All About Weather: Clouds
All About Weather: Clouds
Lesson Plan
All About Weather: Clouds
This fun art and science lesson about weather will have your students super excited to learn all about clouds!
Preschool
Math
Lesson Plan
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
Natural Resources for Kids
Natural Resources for Kids
Workbook
Natural Resources for Kids
Count on this vocabulary-focused resource as the go-to workbook all about natural resources! Write, research and get a breakdown of the world around by the natural resources we need and use.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Swimming in the Ocean
Swimming in the Ocean
Worksheet
Swimming in the Ocean
Practice creative writing with some simple sentence prompts. Fill in the holes to describe what it's like to swim in the ocean.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Get your first grader geared up for a new year of learning with Week 3 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Prepare learners for their fifth grade debut with Week 2 of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet, complete with five more days of engaging activities that will review key skills and concepts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
First Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our First Grade Fall Review Packet features another full week of learning opportunities designed to help ensure children start their first grade year off on the right foot.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Workbook
Fifth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 7
Week 7 of these at-home learning packets for fifth graders encourage children to create, problem solve, move and have fun.
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet is a great way to prepare learners for a new school year as they complete a wide range of practice activities and brush up on key concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
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
Math
Lesson Plan
All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Write to Santa
Write to Santa
Worksheet
Write to Santa
Grab a quill and ink ... it's time to write Santa a Victorian letter! Give your child a dose of history with this festive writing prompt.
3rd 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
Writing for All Seasons
Writing for All Seasons
Workbook
Writing for All Seasons
Tis the season for putting pencil to paper! Your child will love honing her fine motor skills, working on sight word recognition and practicing letters in this worksheet, perfect for spring, summer, winter and fall.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Workbook
The Write Track
The Write Track
Workbook
The Write Track
Preschool focuses on pre-writing: ABCs, vowel sounds and simple words. Prep for writing success with these worksheets that focus on letter recognition, word-building and a bit of storytelling.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Workbook

Informational Writing Resources

Just the facts, ma'am (or sir). If your students need help with informational writing, put these Education.com resources to use. From preschool to middle school, these worksheets and lesson plans teach students how to write nonfiction starting with basic sentences and working up to short essays. For an imaginative twist on writing, head over to our creative writing resources.
Informational writing, like functional writing, is not creative in nature, but instead focuses on facts related to a topic. There are several core concepts students should understand in order to tackle informational writing. Students can practice these concepts using the resources provided above by Education.com.
Labels
A label is simply a word or set of words that identify something. Teaching students informational writing can start as early as Kindergarten. Showing them a picture and having them use words to accurately describe the picture teaches them how to label something.
Fact Statements
Once the students understand how to generate a label, have them expand on the label with fact statements. Using our picture strategy, a fact statement is a single clause that expands on what is in the picture with something that is factual and related to the picture. This teaches the children to expand on the label while staying relevant.
Fact Lists
Once they are able to generate a fact statement, they can move on to generating a fact list. A fact list is simply a list of fact statements. In a fact list the clauses that the student comes up with are independent and can be read in any order without losing any meaning.
Couplets
Couplets expand on fact lists making them read more fluently. While the fact statements in a couplet can be independent as a clause, the overall meaning is dependent on the their placement within the list of other facts. This could be in a question/answer or a statement/example format.