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Reading Nonfiction
Reading Nonfiction
Workbook
Reading Nonfiction
Explore nonfiction with this set of short and sweet facts on notable people, places and events in history. Young readers can practice taking notes, answering questions and analyzing primary sources.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Informational Writing: Strong Support
Informational Writing: Strong Support
Worksheet
Informational Writing: Strong Support
This worksheet offers useful support for third and fourth graders as they learn to read and write informational essays.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Learning Why and How to Compost
Learning Why and How to Compost
Activity
Learning Why and How to Compost
Children will learn why and how to compost as they help with the process of filling their compost, turning it, and observing the changes that occur.
2nd grade
Science
Activity
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
Worksheet
W.E.B. Du Bois
Introduce second and third graders to W.E.B. Du Bois, writer, sociologist, and civil rights advocate, with this nonfiction comprehension worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Focus on Founding Fathers
Focus on Founding Fathers
Lesson Plan
Focus on Founding Fathers
This lesson will allow students to explore the backgrounds and contributions of the Founding Fathers by completing an online scavenger hunt and writing a basic biography.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Lesson Plan
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Lesson Plan
Informational Essay: Creating an Outline for a Draft
Students will continue their informational writing project by creating an essay outline prior to drafting.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer: Research an Influential Person
Whether it’s a poet, inventor, or famous scientist, this worksheet will help learners gather and organize important information.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Acrostic Research and Craft
Acrostic Research and Craft
Lesson Plan
Acrostic Research and Craft
Students conduct a short research project on a chosen topic, combine their knowledge of their subject in an acrostic poem, then create a craft to illustrate their topic.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Worksheet
Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Visualize the steps to writing a research paper with this essential guide!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Draw the Story
Draw the Story
Worksheet
Draw the Story
How does this story start and end? Let's draw the story to practice storytelling and comprehension skills!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
All About Leafcutter Ants
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
Help your students practice their informational reading skills as they learn about leafcutter ants!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Important Supporting Details: Helen Keller
Important Supporting Details: Helen Keller
Worksheet
Important Supporting Details: Helen Keller
Use this resource with your students to practice picking out the most important details to support a main idea as they read about a famous historical figure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conclude a Story
Conclude a Story
Lesson Plan
Conclude a Story
Good storytelling always includes a great ending! Your students will learn academic vocabulary and add their own conclusion to a short story. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as an introduction to the Write Your Own Ending lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Lesson Plan
Diving into Earth's Oceans
Get your students excited about geography with a lesson on Earth's oceans. After reading two different texts, they'll be ready to dive right into ocean paragraph writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sentence Writing: Toys
Sentence Writing: Toys
Worksheet
Sentence Writing: Toys
What was the very first toy you played with when you were a baby? Answer this question and more by filling in the blanks to answer the questions about toys.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Biography: Who Am I?
Biography: Who Am I?
Worksheet
Biography: Who Am I?
This fun worksheet will help young students as they dive into the genre of biography.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Venn Diagram Collage
Venn Diagram Collage
Lesson Plan
Venn Diagram Collage
Arts and crafts, Venn diagrams, and literature all come together as students compare and contrast stories. Opportunities for student creativity are endless!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Worksheet
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Use this reading strategy to help your students along in their reading comprehension skills. Students will respond to literature with Stop & Jots, with or without sticky notes.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Writing Wonderland
A Writing Wonderland
Workbook
A Writing Wonderland
Kick-start your child’s imagination with the wonderful world of writing prompts. Boasting inspiration on every page, this workbook is sure to get your budding author’s creative juices flowing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Time to Write About Dinosaurs and Pirates
Time to Write About Dinosaurs and Pirates
Workbook
Time to Write About Dinosaurs and Pirates
Arrrr you ready for pirates?! This book holds writing prompts and coloring fun with wacky scenarios of pirate dinosaurs, pirates with dinosaurs and one cowboy brontosaurus named Bronk.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Malala: Education Advocate
Malala: Education Advocate
Worksheet
Malala: Education Advocate
Students read about Yousafzai's life, then answer a series of thoughtful questions about both education and the issues they care about.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Black Artists: Basquiat
Black Artists: Basquiat
Lesson Plan
Black Artists: Basquiat
This lesson plan teaches students about Jean-Michel Basquiat and his life as a child. First, students will listen to a story and figure out the main topic and details. Next, students will be asked to think deeply about what it means to be an artist and some of the types of art they like to create. Perfect for first graders and second graders, the lesson Black Artists: Basquiat highlights reading informational texts and building vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Genres
Nonfiction Genres
Lesson Plan
Nonfiction Genres
In this lesson, your students will explore the library in search of various genres of nonfiction texts. Teach this lesson at the beginning of the year to familiarize your students with the structure and organization of the library.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan