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What are Checks and Balances?
What are Checks and Balances?
Lesson Plan
What are Checks and Balances?
Life is about balance, and that applies to government too! Use this civics lesson with your students to teach them about the system of checks and balances, and why these are an important part of American government.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
Worksheet
Learning About Dorothy Pitman Hughes
This worksheet is a brief introduction to the human rights activist and feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes.
1st grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Everyday Heroes
Everyday Heroes
Worksheet
Everyday Heroes
In this biography writing worksheet, kids can find a person they know in real life and find out what heroic qualities this average, everyday person possesses!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Lesson Plan
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Interesting Animals: Whales
Interesting Animals: Whales
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Whales
Learn all about the interesting world of the whale while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Lesson Plan
Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
This lesson helps your ELs identify the role of coordinating conjunctions and compound sentences in nonfiction texts. Use it as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson to Nonfiction Genres.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
Lesson Plan
Inspiring Astronauts: Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
In this lesson plan, students learn about the first all-female spacewalk and get inspired by astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Super Hero Supporting Details
Super Hero Supporting Details
Worksheet
Super Hero Supporting Details
Super powers and saving the world will make any child want to write! Your third grader will learn about adding supporting details to their main idea.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing Check-Up
Informational Writing Check-Up
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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
Writing About Maria Montessori
Writing About Maria Montessori
Lesson Plan
Writing About Maria Montessori
In this lesson, students will learn all about Maria Montessori, a pioneering researcher and teacher, and create their own biographical books about this inspiring woman.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About Angela Davis
Learning About Angela Davis
Lesson Plan
Learning About Angela Davis
This lesson plan teaches students about Angela Davis. Students will have a brief introduction to her life as an activist, scholar, and writer by reading a short informational text and answering comprehension questions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Worksheet
Historical Perspectives: Westward Expansion
Read about the westward expansion of the United States and respond to questions about the informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Lesson Plan
Chemistry Is Marie Curie
Marie Curie’s monumental achievements in chemistry and physics are remarkable. In this lesson, your students will read two accounts of her life, integrate the details, and assess the importance of having more than one source of information.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Rooms in a House
Rooms in a House
Worksheet
Rooms in a House
Clue your child into the anatomy of a house! She'll use the word bank to fill in the names of each room.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Jane Goodall
All About Jane Goodall
Worksheet
All About Jane Goodall
Use this reading and writing worksheet to help second and third graders learn about the inspiring work of Jane Goodall, famous scientist and conservationist.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Lesson Plan
Learning About Influentual Women Worldwide
Rad (awesome, brave, radical, cool) women have been around since the beginning of time, but so often their stories are overlooked. Take your students on a journey through history with this lesson that uses the book *Rad Women Worldwide* by Kate Schatz. The lesson exposes students to the stories of 40 rad women from around the world and throughout various time periods, who challenged and changed the world. Students will read the profiles of a few of the women before analyzing their journeys and accomplishments using graphic organizers.
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Lesson Plan
Southeast and Gulf State Weather
Whoa, weather! Using technology as an aid, students will put their research skills to the test while learning about hurricanes.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Protecting Forests
Protecting Forests
Worksheet
Protecting Forests
Teach your child how to respect the ecosystem with a science worksheet that doubles as a coloring page. Can they identify the sources of pollution in the scene?
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Researching Female Inventors
Researching Female Inventors
Lesson Plan
Researching Female Inventors
This engaging lesson plan provides first and second grade students with an opportunity to learn all about female inventors.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
What Does an Activist Do?
Lesson Plan
What Does an Activist Do?
Ask an important question this month: What does an activist do? This engaging lesson can be used leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day (and year-round). It supports students in understanding what it means to be an activist and how Martin Luther King Jr. used collaborative action to change the world and speak out against oppression. Perfect for first graders and second graders, this activity explores word meaning and other reading and writing skills.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Introductions for Informational Writing
Introductions for Informational Writing
Worksheet
Introductions for Informational Writing
Review introduction writing with your students. Help students practice writing a strong hook and introduction paragraph.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning About Día de los Muertos
Learning About Día de los Muertos
Lesson Plan
Learning About Día de los Muertos
Students will learn about the holiday El Día de los Muertos through engaging activities and connecting to their own traditions.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Color the Freshwater Habitat
Color the Freshwater Habitat
Worksheet
Color the Freshwater Habitat
Teach your kids about the importance of preserving freshwater ecosystems with a lake habitat coloring page filled with frogs, turtles, ducks, and dragonflies.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fruit and Veggies Are...
Fruit and Veggies Are...
Worksheet
Fruit and Veggies Are...
Give a salute to good health with this simple list story! Your kindergartener will build great communication skills by completing these sentences.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.