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How to Write a Bibliography
How to Write a Bibliography
Worksheet
How to Write a Bibliography
For kids just entering the world of research and report-writing, here's a handy reference guide on how to write a bibliography.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Lesson Plan
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Your students’ understanding will reach its peak when they ask detail-seeking questions from observations made about plateaus, mesas, canyons, and buttes. Students will use illustrations and text to assist in their questions and answers.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
About My House
About My House
Worksheet
About My House
Home is where the heart is! What does your house look like? Help your kindergartener build her writing skills by completing this list story.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Resources
Writing Resources
Worksheet
Writing Resources
Teach your child how to use writing resources like dictionaries and thesauri, and help her brush up on her alphabetizing skills with this handy worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Drought and Flooding Writing Prompt
Drought and Flooding Writing Prompt
Worksheet
Drought and Flooding Writing Prompt
Here's a quick overview of drought and flooding to spark thoughts or conversation with your kids about water.
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Supporting Details: Who is Your Best Friend?
Supporting Details: Who is Your Best Friend?
Worksheet
Supporting Details: Who is Your Best Friend?
In writing, supporting the main idea with details is a skill your child should learn early on. Your second grader will fill in the details about a best friend!
2nd grade
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
Math
Lesson Plan
Sketch a Habitat: Desert
Sketch a Habitat: Desert
Worksheet
Sketch a Habitat: Desert
How much does your first grader know about the desert? Test their habitat knowledge with this fun printable.
1st grade
Science
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
Interesting Penguins
Interesting Penguins
Worksheet
Interesting Penguins
Help your kindergarten students think about key ideas they’ve learned about penguins using this helpful worksheet.
Kindergarten
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
On-Demand Prewriting
On-Demand Prewriting
Lesson Plan
On-Demand Prewriting
Students will develop pre-writing confidence by learning how to approach unfamiliar opinion writing prompts. Writers will generate a topic sentence and flush out supporting information.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
Lesson Plan
Artist Spotlight: Frida Kahlo
This lesson plan teaches students about Frida Kahlo and her legacy as an activist and artist who continues to inspire people all over the world. Students will listen to a story about Frida Kahlo and reflect on what it means to be an artist.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Writing Review Part 1: Informative Writing: Animal Frenzy!
Writing Review Part 1: Informative Writing: Animal Frenzy!
Worksheet
Writing Review Part 1: Informative Writing: Animal Frenzy!
This language arts assessment will provide insight into your students' ability to write an animal report.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Earth Day Fill-in-the-Blank
Earth Day Fill-in-the-Blank
Worksheet
Earth Day Fill-in-the-Blank
Find out how to help the Earth with our Earth Day fill-in-the-blank. With this awesome Earth Day activity, you and your kid can save the planet!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Descriptive Writing Check-in
Descriptive Writing Check-in
Worksheet
Descriptive Writing Check-in
Your students have been working hard on their descriptive writing skills! Assess student growth with this open-ended writing assignment and rubric that asks students to use their five senses to describe a place they have visited.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Town Signage
Town Signage
Lesson Plan
Town Signage
In this lesson, students will learn about the history of their town while improving their writing and research skills. No matter how big or small the town, there’s always something fun to uncover in this assignment!
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Kwanzaa Traditions
Kwanzaa Traditions
Worksheet
Kwanzaa Traditions
In this illustrated worksheet, children read about four Kwanzaa traditions, then reflect on a holiday tradition of their own.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Edit Your Informational Writing
Edit Your Informational Writing
Worksheet
Edit Your Informational Writing
After writing a draft of an informational piece, have students edit their writing with this handy checklist. Students will check their writing for correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, as well as an accurate table of contents.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conclusion Cards
Conclusion Cards
Worksheet
Conclusion Cards
These cut-and-paste cards provide students with steps for writing the introduction, body, and conclusion parts of an informational text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Mom
All About Mom
Worksheet
All About Mom
Exercise your beginning writer's creativity and sentence-building skills with this fun family project, all about mom!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examples of Nonfiction
Examples of Nonfiction
Worksheet
Examples of Nonfiction
Familiarize with the nonfiction genre by thinking about all the nonfiction you read or see each day.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #9
How's the Weather? Postcards #9
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #9
Seasonal weather postcards get kids to learn some vocabulary and identify the seasons. Learn about spring, summer, fall, and winter with weather postcards.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Promoting Inclusivity
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Promoting Inclusivity
Worksheet
The Teal Pumpkin Project: Promoting Inclusivity
This Halloween-themed worksheet is designed to help students understand the goal of the Teal Pumpkin Project while also providing practice reading nonfiction and citing evidence in nonfiction texts.
4th grade
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.