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All About My Brother
All About My Brother
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All About My Brother
How well do you know your siblings? Give your beginning writer a fun activity, where he'll answer questions about his big or little brother!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About My Dad
All About My Dad
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All About My Dad
Here's a great way for beginning writers to practice forming sentences and using descriptive language as they show special appreciation for Dad!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #10
How's the Weather? Postcards #10
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #10
Check out these printable weather postcards, which feature iconic images of each season. Print out these weather postcards for your kindergartener.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
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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
Nature Video Notes
Nature Video Notes
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Nature Video Notes
Make taking notes fun by having your students use this handy organizer to collect their thoughts while learning about predators and prey. Students will note what they learn, questions they have, and new or interesting vocabulary words they hear.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing with Text Features
Informational Writing with Text Features
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Informational Writing with Text Features
Use this open-ended writing activity to assess your students’ abilities to write informational texts and include appropriate text features. Students are asked to write about a topic of their choice using key details and facts, including at least one text
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Revise Your Informational Writing
Revise Your Informational Writing
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Revise Your Informational Writing
After writing a draft of an informational piece, have students revise their writing with this handy checklist. Students will work to improve their sentences and add more details and descriptions that will take their writing to the next level.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
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Preservation of Natural Resources Brainstorm
Preservation of natural resources happens in lots of ways, big and small. When you don't want something to run out too quickly, what can you do to help?
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Discovering Nonfiction Genres
Discovering Nonfiction Genres
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Discovering Nonfiction Genres
Introduce students to nonfiction genres in their school or local library!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Classmate Interview Writing
Classmate Interview Writing
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Classmate Interview Writing
Having interviewed their classmates, students will practice their expository writing skills describing what they learned in complete sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #8
How's the Weather? Postcards #8
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #8
See how seasons affect the trees with these printable weather postcards. Learn about the weather, and get some writing practice, with these seasonal postcards.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Who is Angela Davis?
Who is Angela Davis?
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Who is Angela Davis?
Use this reading and writing worksheet to teach first and second grade students about Angela Davis and her life as an activist, writer, and scholar.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Writing Postcards: How's the Weather?
Writing Postcards: How's the Weather?
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Writing Postcards: How's the Weather?
Your preschooler can get practice identifying seasons (and also writing postcards!) with this seasonal variety.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
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Get Ready to Write Nonfiction
One of the best ways to prepare for writing is by examining another author’s work. In this activity, students look closely at a nonfiction text and answer questions about what they find in preparation for writing their own.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #7
How's the Weather? Postcards #7
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How's the Weather? Postcards #7
Practice identifying seasons with these printable weather postcards. Kids will see how different weather patterns affect how they dress with seasonal postcards.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Nature Journal
Nature Journal
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Nature Journal
Use this nature journal to inspire kids to get outside and learn in the great outdoors!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Writing: Peer Revision
Informational Writing: Peer Revision
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Informational Writing: Peer Revision
Finished with the first draft of informational writing? Let this handy checklist guide students through a peer review conference! Students will check for correct punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences, and staying on topic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
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End of Year Informational Writing Check-in
Students will write an expositional essay about second grade with this end-of-year informational writing assessment. Use the included rubric as a jumping off point to assess student writing for proper grammar, structure, and content.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Plant Resources
Plant Resources
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Plant Resources
Plants are resources used in everything from food, to clothes, and for making other products. Writing and research come together for this basic worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #5
How's the Weather? Postcards #5
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How's the Weather? Postcards #5
The change of seasons affects the kinds of activities we do. Use these printable weather postcards to show how activities change with the seasons.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
Make Your Own: Two Truths and One Lie
Make Your Own: Two Truths and One Lie
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Make Your Own: Two Truths and One Lie
Use this creative reading and writing worksheet to have your child make their own two truths and one lie game to share with a friend.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
How's the Weather? Postcards #3
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How's the Weather? Postcards #3
This set of weather-themed postcards shows your child how to dress seasonally. These postcards help your child identify seasons and improve writing skills.
Kindergarten
Science
Worksheet
How to Write Like a Historian
How to Write Like a Historian
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How to Write Like a Historian
Use this writing tool to teach your students how to write like a historian.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
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Digging Deep into Purpose and Vocabulary
This reading worksheet highlights important vocabulary words and the main purpose of a text.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Recreational Resources
Recreational Resources
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Recreational Resources
Have any good ideas for recreational resources? The term "recreational resources" has to do with the activities we do for enjoyment and the places that we go.
2nd grade
Science
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.