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Vocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Vocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
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Vocabulary Cards: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Compound Sentences in Nonfiction.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #6
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #6
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #6
Kids will celebrate Valentine's Day by writing about a time when they felt loved. Try this Valentine's Day creative writing prompt with your child.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #9
Valentine's Day is here and what better way to get in the mood with this fun and creative writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #7
Easter Creative Writing #7
Worksheet
Easter Creative Writing #7
Do you love decorating Easter eggs? Put your kids' creativity to the test and have them write a story about their favorite Easter egg decorations!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #2
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #2
Worksheet
Valentine's Day Creative Writing #2
Get creative this Valentine's Day with a writing prompt! Your child can use his imagination to come up with a story behind this romantic day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
On-Demand Idea Organizer
On-Demand Idea Organizer
Worksheet
On-Demand Idea Organizer
This exercise helps students pre-write their ideas in an organized way when faced with an on-demand writing prompt.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
Activity
What's a Zipper? A Writing Game
This reading comprehension activity teaches children reading in reverse: how would you teach an alien to use a zipper?
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
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Create a Recipe to Practice Writing
With this activity, your third grader will get experience with informational writing, and your Thanksgiving guests will leave with a keepsake to cherish!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Backyard Field Guide
Backyard Field Guide
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Backyard Field Guide
Combine your child's natural curiosity with his developing classification and writing skills by helping him create a backyard field guide.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
Make a Career Book!
Make a Career Book!
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Make a Career Book!
Celebrate Labor Day with this fun activity. Show your child how to make a "career book" and explore the many jobs that people have, while practicing writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Write a Pet Sitter Guide
Write a Pet Sitter Guide
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Write a Pet Sitter Guide
Give your third grader's reading and writing skills a stretch: have her create a Care Manual for your pet the next time your family goes away.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make Your Own Seed Packets
Make Your Own Seed Packets
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Make Your Own Seed Packets
Create homemade seed packets with your kids. This activity combines your kids' love of science and the outdoors with a little writing and drawing fun.
Kindergarten
Science
Activity
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
Activity
Make a Family "Thankful Box"
This holiday season, help your third grader celebrate gifts--so often both cost-free and priceless--that the family has shared this year.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Activity
Special Broadcast: Happy Dad's Day!
Let your third grader newscaster practice presentation skills with this video "card" to celebrate Dad this Father's Day!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Write a Going Green Plan
Write a Going Green Plan
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Write a Going Green Plan
Here's an authentic writing task that is perfect for Earth Day, or any day! In this activity, your child's pen becomes an instrument of planetary importance.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make a City Guide For Kids!
Make a City Guide For Kids!
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Make a City Guide For Kids!
Does your child know all the greatest kid-friendly places in town? Here's an activity that lets them create a cool city guide and work their writing chops, too!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Create a Family How-to Guide
Create a Family How-to Guide
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Create a Family How-to Guide
Help your third grader practice his writing skills and learn to operate household appliances like the washing machine or DVR with this Family How-to guide!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
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When I Grow Up I Want To Be...
Make a poster with your child about what she wants to be when she grows up, while helping her practice her writing, researching, and artistic skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Mother's Day Cookbook
Mother's Day Cookbook
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Mother's Day Cookbook
Design a special recipe book just for mom. Kid-made and packed with recipes for some of mom's favorite dishes, it's sure to be a hit on Mother's Day.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Pet ID
Pet ID
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Pet ID
People have identification cards, why not pets? Make an ID card for your family pet, a fun activity that also gives your child some writing practice.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Gourmet S'mores
Gourmet S'mores
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Gourmet S'mores
Boost creativity and writing skills by having your child come up with his own Gourmet S'mores recipe!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make Your Own Passport
Make Your Own Passport
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Make Your Own Passport
Get your little traveler ready for a âround-the-world adventure! Kids will get a geography lesson, writing practice and a great appreciation for traveling.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Portrait of a Soldier
Portrait of a Soldier
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Portrait of a Soldier
Help your child learn more about the military by having him create a portrait of a soldier and write a short summary about why that soldier is important.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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.