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Which Way Can We Go?
Which Way Can We Go?
Lesson Plan
Which Way Can We Go?
Look all around! In this lesson, students will use real-life examples and an interactive mapping activity to identify the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
Workbook
Celebrate the Seasons: Language Arts
From St. Patrick's Day to Christmas, this seasonal workbook takes your kid through a year of weather and holidays, while boosting language arts skills.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
My Animal Habitat
My Animal Habitat
Worksheet
My Animal Habitat
Help your kindergarteners think about all of the different plants and animals that live in habitats all over the world!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What Lives in the Sea
What Lives in the Sea
Worksheet
What Lives in the Sea
Your student will research and identify the animal and plant life that live near the sea, using both her own knowledge and the help of the Internet.
1st grade
Science
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Practice Writing a Conclusion
Worksheet
Practice Writing a Conclusion
With this worksheet, your students will practice writing a conclusion for an informational text about photosynthesis.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
An Ice Experiment with The Cat in the Hat
An Ice Experiment with The Cat in the Hat
Worksheet
An Ice Experiment with The Cat in the Hat
Not all water is liquid. Use this activity from PBS KIDS' The Cat in the Hat Knows All About That! to develop observation and writing skills.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Worksheet
Writing an Introduction for Informational Text
Students will practice writing hook questions and then write their own introduction to an informational text about animals that echo.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
Worksheet
Amazon Rainforest Printable Leaf Template
These leaves can be used for a variety of science lessons and classroom art projects!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Monster Writing
Monster Writing
Workbook
Monster Writing
Have a monstrous amount of fun with this series of ghoulish writing activities. Get acquainted with famous monsters like Frankenstein, and write a few frightful stories of your own.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
All About Animals Report
All About Animals Report
Worksheet
All About Animals Report
Kindergarten students will love learning about a new animal as they create an informational report using this helpful guide!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Lesson Plan
Symbols, Symbols All Around!
Where can we find United States symbols? In this lesson, students will not only learn about the familiar United States symbols, but also create a flag full of symbols that represents who they are and what they enjoy.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Discover the Colors of Fall
Discover the Colors of Fall
Activity
Discover the Colors of Fall
This activity will inspire adults and kids alike to take time to explore the beauty in their community and discover the colors of fall while developing their descriptive and creative writing skills! 
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Lesson Plan
Researching and Writing about Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was an influential black man in U.S. history. In this lesson, the historical context is set for students so that they can conduct their own research on Frederick Douglass, using a graphic organizer and multiple sources, before writing an informational essay on him. Ideal for fourth and fifth grade students, this lesson plan not only gives students practice in research and essay-writing skills, it also has them exploring a fascinating part of our country's history.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Penguins
Penguins are such interesting animals! Help your students practice identifying the main topic and key ideas in a nonfiction text using this fun penguin-themed lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Wild West
The Wild West
Workbook
The Wild West
Westward Ho! In this series, informational history texts are made fun as you'll read about famous people and places from the Old West, such as Annie Oakley and Mark Twain.
5th grade
Social studies
Workbook
My Research Notes
My Research Notes
Worksheet
My Research Notes
Help your students organize their notes as they conduct research for their informational writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Lesson Plan
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing From the Heart
Writing From the Heart
Lesson Plan
Writing From the Heart
This lesson will inspire your students to focus on the people, pets, things, places, and ideas that mean the most to them! Your students will practice writing in this heartfelt lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Performing Arts
Performing Arts
Workbook
Performing Arts
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to the show! This book offers tons of reading and activities on the performing arts; from traditional theatre, to comedy, to clowning!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
My Life Story
My Life Story
Lesson Plan
My Life Story
Everyone has a story to tell. Give your young writers a chance to tell the stories of their lives with this immersive lesson on biographies and autobiographies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nature Journal
Nature Journal
Worksheet
Nature Journal
Use this nature journal to inspire kids to get outside and learn in the great outdoors!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Harness Your Research Skills
Harness Your Research Skills
Lesson Plan
Harness Your Research Skills
Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Black Visionaries
Learning About Black Visionaries
Lesson Plan
Learning About Black Visionaries
Use this lesson plan as an introductory activity to kick-off a short, project-based learning unit where students will research black visionaries and share what they learned.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Hidden Animals
Hidden Animals
Lesson Plan
Hidden Animals
It's time to make—and hide—animals! In this lesson, students read a story about camouflage and then create their own animals to hide. Finally, students write an informational paragraph to describe their animals' hiding powers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan

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.