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All About Misty Copeland
All About Misty Copeland
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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.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Read and Review: Summer Vacation
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Read and Review: Summer Vacation
Students will read and answer questions about the Bradley family's summer vacation. Kids will learn the importance of paying close attention to their reading.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sojourner Truth Timeline
Sojourner Truth Timeline
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Sojourner Truth Timeline
Track important events in the life of an important woman with this Sojourner Truth timeline, a great way to get used to reading and writing nonfiction.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Frederick Douglass
Historical Heroes: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Frederick Douglass
Children learn the inspiring life story of historical hero Frederick Douglass, who rose from slavery to become a preeminent leader of the abolitionist movement, in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Amelia Earhart Biography
Amelia Earhart Biography
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Amelia Earhart Biography
Children are introduced to the life and accomplishments of aeronautics pioneer Amelia Earhart in this fascinating worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Week 1 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet features 5 days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade year. 
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
All About Wangari Maathai
All About Wangari Maathai
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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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1
Prepare learners for their fifth grade year with the help of this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 1.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Women in History: Marian Anderson
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Women in History: Marian Anderson
Children read a brief biography of world renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, then answer a series of reading comprehension questions.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Second Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This final installment of our Second Grade Fall Review Packet offers five more days of engaging activities that will prepare incoming second graders for a new year of learning.
2nd grade
Social studies
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
George Washington, a Man of Firsts
George Washington, a Man of Firsts
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George Washington, a Man of Firsts
Practice reading nonfiction and making connections in a text with this informational worksheet all about George Washington!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Week 2 of our Third Grade Fall Review Packet is a great way to prepare learners for a new school year as they complete a wide range of practice activities and brush up on key concepts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Florence Nightingale Biography
Florence Nightingale Biography
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Florence Nightingale Biography
Florence Nightingale revolutionized nursing. Your little historian can learn about Florence's life in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Learn the First Amendment
Learn the First Amendment
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Learn the First Amendment
Children read the First Amendment, then complete a simple word scramble puzzle and answer reading comprehension questions.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
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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
Men of Myth
Men of Myth
Workbook
Men of Myth
This workbook takes a snapshot of select heroes from Norse and Irish-Celtic stories: Thor and Cu Chullain. Their exciting deeds give kids noteworthy reading, writing and critical thinking practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
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Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Read this famous Norse myth starring Sif and Loki and find out how mythology shapes our understanding of the world around us.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

Who What When Where Why Questions

Who, what, where, when, why -- five little questions that form the basis of any good piece of informational text. If your kid is struggling with nonfiction reading or just paragraph writing, these tests are sure to help. Make sure your student knows why and when to use the famous wh questions in their writing with our collection of drills specially designed for help with wh questions. Once your kid masters it, they’ll be on their way to non-fiction know-how.
Curiosity is a fantastic foundation for learning which drives students to figure out how things work and interact with each other. In order to give their questions a voice, they need to understand the words that give questions their meaning. Who, what, when, where, why, and how, sometimes referred to as the five w’s and how or sometimes 5W1H words, form the basis for how they can ask questions and approach information in a way that maximizes their comprehension.
When writing, students must provide the reader with the answer to these questions. When reading, they must be able to recognize these answers to truly understand what they’re reading. Explain to your students the meaning of these words:
  • Who is the story or passage about. This refers to the characters or key players in the passage.
  • What is happening in the passage. These are the events that take place.
  • Where are the events taking place. While this is typically geographically, some writers can be more abstract with their setting.
  • When are the events taking place. This can be gleaned by looking for future or past tense verbs.
  • Why are the events taking place. Is there a motivation behind what’s happening or are they simply a series of cause and effect style events?
  • How are the events taking place. In what way have the events or characters actions led to what’s happening in the passage.

A simple exercise to reinforce this concept is to create a table with sections for each ‘w word’ and how. Then, as the student reads the passage, have them fill out the form with the elements that fit in each section. Education.com has provided many worksheets above that students can practice this skill with.