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Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
Workbook
Fascinating Facts About Earth Science
The need for reading comprehension skills does not stop when venturing into other academic areas. In this series, sort out the scientific method, read about hurricanes, photosynthesis and more!
5th grade
Science
Workbook
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Timelines and Nonfiction Text
Teach your students how to use timelines to organize information from nonfiction texts.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
Lesson Plan
What's the Big Idea? Summarizing Nonfiction Texts
Understanding the big idea of a nonfiction text and being able to write a succinct summary are key fourth grade skills. This lesson focuses on summarizing a nonfiction passage in three to four sentences.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Superhero Research Project
Superhero Research Project
Activity
Superhero Research Project
In this activity, your students will research a favorite superhero and discuss which of their powers are real and not real. Your students will be able to complete a simple research chart and graphic organizer.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
What is Onomatopoeia?
What is Onomatopoeia?
Worksheet
What is Onomatopoeia?
BOOM! This worksheet is full of all kinds of sound-based words, from creaks to squeaks.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Story Sequence
Oh no, Jack's beanstalk story is all jumbled up! Cut out the pictures and fix the story sequence to help Jack get his story straight!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Lesson Plan
Compare and Contrast Texts on the Same Topic
Did you know that comparative tasks improve comprehension and help students develop higher order thinking skills? In this lesson, students will compare nonfiction texts on the same topic using Venn diagrams and performance!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Cause and Effect for Kids
Cause and Effect for Kids
Worksheet
Cause and Effect for Kids
Build comprehension skills with this reading page on cause and effect for kids.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Move Like an Animal!
Move Like an Animal!
Lesson Plan
Move Like an Animal!
Have your students get energized while they learn about animal locomotion and move around like various animals!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Gratitude Tree
Gratitude Tree
Activity
Gratitude Tree
Research shows that when we focus on things we are grateful for, we literally rewire our brains to focus on the positive. Help kids experience the joy of gratitude by creating trees that give thanks.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Different Communities
Different Communities
Lesson Plan
Different Communities
What's the difference? In this lesson, your students will learn to describe what living in an urban, rural, and a suburban area is like.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Lesson Plan
Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Your students are probably used to answering questions. Give them a chance to ask their own with this imaginative lesson on reading comprehension and the ways one can use who, what, when, where, and why.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Secret Garden
Your little reader is sure to enjoy this selection from the children's classic, "The Secret Garden." She'll build her vocabulary and reading skills.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Examining Author's Purpose in a Nonfiction Text
This lesson will help students identify the author's point of view and purpose for writing an informational text.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sort the Story Elements
Sort the Story Elements
Worksheet
Sort the Story Elements
Use this resource to help your students identify story elements in two similar fictional passages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
History of Hip Hop Music
Worksheet
History of Hip Hop Music
Celebrate Black History Month by learning about soul music and the history of African-Americans in pop music, all in this Hip-Hop Music worksheet!
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Picture Sequencing
Picture Sequencing
Worksheet
Picture Sequencing
This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your students how to put plot events in order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Fluency Fun!
We often conduct reading fluency tests on our students without explicitly teaching this skill. Use this lesson, which incorporates student peer review, to help raise awareness of reading fluency while improving it.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Punctuation & Prosody
Punctuation & Prosody
Lesson Plan
Punctuation & Prosody
Are your second graders struggling with reading comprehension? Help them understand how prosody can help their understanding of the text with this reading lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Workbook
Can You Dig It: Rocks and Soil
Get your hands dirty in the name of science! Explore the basic elements of the earth's surface with this beginner's guide to rocks, soil, and processes that change them.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
At the Zoo
At the Zoo
Worksheet
At the Zoo
Bring the zoo to your home with this adjective identification worksheet!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Panchatantra: "The Gold-Giving Snake"
Panchatantra: "The Gold-Giving Snake"
Worksheet
Panchatantra: "The Gold-Giving Snake"
What if you met a snake who could make you rich? Enjoy one of the classic Panchatantra stories, animal fables from India that have a moral lesson.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's the Moral?
What's the Moral?
Lesson Plan
What's the Moral?
This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Natural Resources for Kids
Natural Resources for Kids
Workbook
Natural Resources for Kids
Count on this vocabulary-focused resource as the go-to workbook all about natural resources! Write, research and get a breakdown of the world around by the natural resources we need and use.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Comparing Two Characters
Comparing Two Characters
Lesson Plan
Comparing Two Characters
Your students have probably heard of both Mickey Mouse and Ironman, but have they ever compared and contrasted them? This lesson engages students in a fun double bubble map activity while helping them learn about internal character traits.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan