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Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Your students will work together to find new vocabulary words and create a short summary of a nonfiction text related to the butterfly life cycle. Use this worksheet as an introduction to the Create a Nonfiction Text Summary lesson plan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
Worksheet
Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
Help your third grader stretch their writing muscles by selecting sentences that support a main idea, then penning a few of their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
Worksheet
All About Misty Copeland
Use this nonfiction comprehension worksheet to help second and third graders learn all about Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Plant Structures and their Functions
Plant Structures and their Functions
Lesson Plan
Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make it Move: Force and Energy in Action
Make it Move: Force and Energy in Action
Lesson Plan
Make it Move: Force and Energy in Action
Make it move! In this lesson, students will learn about energy and make connections between force and energy. Through a hands-on approach, students will work in teams to construct and report on their experiments.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
Lesson Plan
Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
Are your students ready for a challenge? In this science and language arts integrated lesson, students will not only learn about floods and droughts, but they will also brainstorm and develop solutions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Animal Life Cycles, All Around
Animal Life Cycles, All Around
Lesson Plan
Animal Life Cycles, All Around
Life cycles go around and around! In this technology-integrated lesson, students will research various animal life cycles and write about them.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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.
3rd grade
Science
Activity
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
Naming the Native American Tribes
Naming the Native American Tribes
Lesson Plan
Naming the Native American Tribes
Can your class name the Native American tribes? In this lesson that integrates social studies with language arts, students will research the tribes of Native Americans who lived in various regions of the United States!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Road Trip of the Regions
Road Trip of the Regions
Lesson Plan
Road Trip of the Regions
Are your students ready for a virtual road trip? In this lesson, your students will learn more about clusters of states called regions and explore the unique characteristics of the states within each region!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
All About Wangari Maathai
Introduce students to the inspiring environmental activist Wangari Maathai. Children will read a short biography about the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The First All-Female Spacewalk
The First All-Female Spacewalk
Worksheet
The First All-Female Spacewalk
When Christina Koch and Jessica Meir traveled to the International Space Station in October 2019, they went down in history as having completed the first all-female spacewalk. Children can learn about this momentous trip with the help of this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Activist Heroes
Activist Heroes
Lesson Plan
Activist Heroes
Fully adaptable, this lesson can be used to to highlight African American leaders, famous women, veterans, or any other group of individuals who have acted heroically and have positively influenced our nation!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
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.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Take Action Like Greta
Take Action Like Greta
Activity
Take Action Like Greta
This activity is a great way to engage learners in Earth Day celebrations while cultivating skills around nonfiction comprehension and research writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
Lesson Plan
Black Revolutionaries: Malcolm X
This lesson teaches kids all about Malcolm X and how his childhood influenced him to become one of America's most well known, controversial, and revolutionary figures. First kids will listen to a read-aloud authored by Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, and then they will write an informative paragraph.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Branching Out About the Government
Branching Out About the Government
Lesson Plan
Branching Out About the Government
In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
Lesson Plan
Learning About W.E.B. Du Bois
This lesson plan teaches kids about W.E.B. Du Bois through video and a short informational text. Students will compare/contrast their findings and create a poster in small groups showing what they learned.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Lesson Plan
Leaders in the Journey to the 19th Amendment
Use this lesson to teach your students about the lives of 10 important leaders during the suffrage movement. Children will read a picture book that highlights 10 leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women. Children will then work in groups to research and learn more about these inspiring women who dreamed big and never gave up. Finally, students will share their findings with the rest of the class.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Harness Your Research Skills
Harness Your Research Skills
Lesson Plan
Harness Your Research Skills
Kids are naturally curious! Use this lesson to inspire them to research a topic they are interested in. Students will use a graphic organizer to take notes on various sources and present their information to their peers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Am I? Women in Science
Who Am I? Women in Science
Worksheet
Who Am I? Women in Science
Young historians learn about four pioneering female scientists as they hone their research skills in this Who Am I? Women in Science worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Mae Jemison
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about Mae Jemison.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Sonia Sotomayor
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your learners research facts about Associate Justice to the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Two Truths and  One Lie: Biography Edition
Two Truths and One Lie: Biography Edition
Worksheet
Two Truths and One Lie: Biography Edition
Use the game Two Truths and One Lie to help your students research facts about a famous person. Learners will research an important figure and then write down two true statements and one false statement.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet