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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
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Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How?
Do you have students who are constantly asking what, who, where, why, how, and when? It's your turn to ask now! Have them read various stories and ask them to answer these questions in this lesson.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Happened Next?
What Happened Next?
Worksheet
What Happened Next?
Play author with this creative writing and comprehension exercise! Your child will learn all about inference, or drawing conclusions based on what they've read.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Answering "Why" Questions
Answering "Why" Questions
Lesson Plan
Answering "Why" Questions
Teach your students how to use specific vocabulary as they answer questions. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Questions that Gauge Comprehension* lesson plan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Using the 5 W's
Using the 5 W's
Lesson Plan
Using the 5 W's
This lesson will provide your ELs with support as they learn about nouns and practice retelling a story with a 5 W's graphic organizer. This lesson can be used as a stand alone activity or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Text Detective: Weird Animals
Workbook
Text Detective: Weird Animals
It's fact vs. opinion statements about interesting animals in this workbook. Kids will also think about how diagrams and images help clarify reading passages.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines
Workbook
Read Between the Lines
When it comes to reading, it’s all about inferring. Kids can learn how to use clues in a text to understand a character’s thoughts or follow the action, in this book about jumping to conclusions.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Use this lesson to gauge your students’ basic comprehension of fiction text. If they can answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions, you know they have a handle on it and it’s time to get into more critical thinking!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Lesson Plan
Who Is Mae Jemison?
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist and entrepreneur. Students will read about Mae and then answer questions about her.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Tree-mendous Trees
Tree-mendous Trees
Workbook
Tree-mendous Trees
Pay homage to our majestic, leafy companions with this series about trees. Kids can learn about the structure of trees, identify different leaf types and reflect on the many gifts that trees give.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Amelia Earhart Biography
Amelia Earhart Biography
Worksheet
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
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Activity
Inspire Simple STEAM Exploration
Children have a naturally inquisitive mind. Foster their curiosity with a walk through an autumn field or park to answer age-old “why” questions. As you walk with your child, you can encourage them to ask questions.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Activity
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
All About the 5 W's
All About the 5 W's
Lesson Plan
All About the 5 W's
Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of important details in a text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
What Happened?
What Happened?
Lesson Plan
What Happened?
Help your students' story telling abilities grow with this lesson that helps them recount what happened in a story and has them point out key details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
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
Jazz Greats: Etta James
Jazz Greats: Etta James
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Etta James
This worksheet on Etta James celebrates the legacy of this African American singer of soul and jazz.
4th grade
Fine arts
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
4th grade
Social studies
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.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
All About the Pledge of Allegiance
All About the Pledge of Allegiance
Lesson Plan
All About the Pledge of Allegiance
In this lesson, your students will practice their reading comprehension and vocabulary with the Pledge of Allegiance. They will reflect on the meaning of the pledge.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Celebrate Black History Month by studying the contributions of African-American jazz legend Charlie Parker!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
Worksheet
Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
Children learn about the life and legacy of civil rights activist Rosa Parks in this history worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Sacagawea
Women in History: Sacagawea
Worksheet
Women in History: Sacagawea
Explore history with famous female navigator Sacagawea. Sacagawea was a Native American woman who helped Lewis and Clark find their way across the west.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Children are introduced to author, activist, and poet Maya Angelou in this historial heroes worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
Worksheet