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Informational Reading Comprehension: Where Are the Stars?
Informational Reading Comprehension: Where Are the Stars?
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Where Are the Stars?

Read an enlightening passage about light pollution and learn ways to bring back the dark night skies in this two-page reading comprehension worksheet!

7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?
Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?
Worksheet
Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?

Martin Luther King Jr. is honored as one of the key leaders in the civil rights movement. Students will read his biography and find text evidence to support or refute some statements before completing a short writing activity.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 1
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 1
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 1

Encourage students to make inferences by combining what they learn from a text with their own background knowledge.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Baobab, Tree of Life
Informational Reading Comprehension: Baobab, Tree of Life
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Baobab, Tree of Life

Discover why an odd-looking tree is known as Africa’s "tree of life" with this reading comprehension worksheet.

6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Food Science
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Food Science
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Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Food Science

Learn all about the fascinating field of food science in this four-page informational reading comprehension worksheet!

7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: History of the Candle
Informational Reading Comprehension: History of the Candle
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Informational Reading Comprehension: History of the Candle

Learn all about the history of candles with this two-page nonfiction reading worksheet!

6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
William Penn: Impact on Colonial America
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William Penn: Impact on Colonial America

Give students an opportunity to learn about William Penn and his contributions to early American history.

6th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Informational Reading Comprehension: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Give your students experience with reading and analyzing primary sources with this powerful excerpt from the memoir of Frederick Douglass.

8th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Fireworks
History of Fireworks
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History of Fireworks

Children read a brief history of fireworks, then answer a series of questions designed to help them reflect on what they have learned.

3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration
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Extended Reading Comprehension: Funding Space Exploration

This four-page worksheet gives students a chance to engage deeply with a rigorous nonfiction text about government funding for space exploration.

7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Imitating Nature

How is a train like a bird? Find out in this sixth-grade informational reading comprehension worksheet all about biomimicry!

6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
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Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading

Text dependent questions are reading comprehension questions that can only be answered by referring to the text. Students have to read the text closely and use inferential thinking to determine the answer. Use this list of text dependent questions for you

3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Spelling Champ
Spelling Champ
Workbook
Spelling Champ

Challenge your fourth grader with these spelling worksheets that include grade-specific words and word problems involving new vocabulary.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Inferences & Evidence
Inferences & Evidence
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Inferences & Evidence

Students can use this graphic organizer to make inferences as they read fiction or nonfiction texts.

5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
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Making Inferences About Awesome Animals

Students will learn fun facts about animals while making inferences about nonfiction text.

5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Weird, Wild Weather: Lightning
Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Weird, Wild Weather: Lightning
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Extended Informational Reading Comprehension: Weird, Wild Weather: Lightning

Introduce students to some wild and weird types of lightning with this fascinating reading comprehension worksheet!

6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed
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Informational Reading Comprehension: Sustaining the World With Seaweed

Students read all about seaweed and answer standards-based comprehension questions in this four-page reading comprehension worksheet.

7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
Worksheet
Great Wall of China

Step right up to the most famous wall on Earth! Spanning nearly four thousand miles, the Great Wall of China is one of the oldest wonders of the world.

4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Biography: Booker T. Washington
Biography: Booker T. Washington
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Biography: Booker T. Washington

In this biography worksheet, children read a passage about Booker T. Washington's life, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on what they have learned.

4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2
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Making Inferences: Courageous Leaders Part 2

Students will draw conclusions about texts by combining what they learn from a text and their background knowledge.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Star, Mae Jemison
The Star, Mae Jemison
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The Star, Mae Jemison

Use the worksheet The Star: Mae Jemison to help learners understand the format of biographies while reading more about an important African American figure.

4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Punctuation in Practice
Punctuation in Practice
Workbook
Punctuation in Practice

Help your child practice punctuation and capitalization in this workbook. There are several creative ways to review writing offered here which explore the mechanics of writing in different situations.

3rd grade
Social studies
Workbook
An Introduction to Albert Einstein
An Introduction to Albert Einstein
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An Introduction to Albert Einstein

Introduce children to physicist Albert Einstein — and a bit of theoretical physics — with this mini biography.

4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Alice in Wonderland Characters
Alice in Wonderland Characters
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Alice in Wonderland Characters

Explore characters in literature by getting inside of the most famous Alice in Wonderland character's head: Alice herself.

4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Skywatchers
Skywatchers
Workbook
Skywatchers

This workbook explores the myths, science, and history of our efforts to understand the skies with light reading. Introduce kids to gravity, moon phases and stars with basic activities and stories.

4th grade
Science
Workbook

Search Making Inferences in Nonfiction Educational Resources

Create comprehensive readers with these resources that have your students put their skills to the test. Students can read passages and identify possible outcomes from the information given, allowing them to become more creative in their problem solving skills. By being able to fill in the blanks themselves, students will get more out of the texts they read. Get more practice with our making inferences in fiction texts resources.

Useful Resources on Making Inferences in Nonfiction Texts

Memorizing formulas, facts and figures is just one component of education. The ability to make inferences based off those formulas, facts and figures is a vital critical thinking skill. And it takes practice. There are many devices in the Learning Library to teach kids how to draw conclusions from nonfiction texts.

Many teachers find the step-by-step lesson plans are both timely and historical. As technology makes life more convenient, people are more distracted. A highly-rated lesson plan, Close Reading: Introduction offers students practice in paying attention to detail, not only in nonfiction texts but also in their physical surroundings. Another lesson plan uses excerpts about the Underground Railroad and asks children to write diary entries based off imagining they were escaping slavery. What are their emotions? What would be the challenges and dangers?

There are also dozens of printable worksheets with reading material students find fascinating. Kids can read about interesting characters such as the famous escape artist, Harry Houdini, or the infamous deaf piano prodigy, Beethoven. The short biographies are followed by questions that get children thinking beyond the letters on the page. Other worksheets are an investigation on crop circles, the moon or the history of cars.

Parents and teachers can browse the many ready-to-go lessons and assignments on making inferences in nonfiction texts. The helpful resources save educators time and energy without sacrificing the quality of the classroom experience.