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Learning About the Ocean
Learning About the Ocean
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Learning About the Ocean
This interesting and informative text about the ocean can be used to help students learn how to find the main idea and key details in a nonfiction text!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad helped thousands of enslaved Americans find freedom. In this worksheet, your student will learn about this historic network.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts
With this resource, your students will read and compare two nonfiction texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Scientific Method
The Scientific Method
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The Scientific Method
Is your child baffled by the scientific method? Dr. McSquare is here to help! Learn the steps by helping the doctor organize his lab reports.
5th grade
Science
Worksheet
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
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Cause and Effect Graphic Organizer
Use this resource to record cause and effect relationships found in a nonfiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ada Lovelace Biography
Ada Lovelace Biography
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Ada Lovelace Biography
Children read about Ada Lovelace, whose ideas are still used in computing today, in this biography worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
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The Battles of Lexington and Concord
The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the "shot heard around the world" and began the American Revolution.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
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Compare and Contrast: Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Veterans Day
Do your students know the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day? This reading comprehension worksheet will teach them about the similarities and differences of the holidays. First, they’ll read a passage that provides facts about ea
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence
Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence
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Paraphrase the Declaration of Independence
Unwind the complicated language of the Declaration of Independence with this paraphrasing activity!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China
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Great Wall of China
Step right up to the most famous wall on Earth! Spanning nearly four thousand miles, the Great Wall of China is one of the oldest wonders of the world.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Rainforest Food Chain
Rainforest Food Chain
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Rainforest Food Chain
Children learn about the food cycle in a rain forest as they color in a scene of snakes, butterflies, leopards, and other forest-dwelling creatures.
4th grade
Science
Worksheet
Main Idea: Working Dogs
Main Idea: Working Dogs
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Main Idea: Working Dogs
With this helpful resource, your students will use a graphic organizer to record the main idea and supporting details of a short text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Video Games: Not Just for Fun
Video Games: Not Just for Fun
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Video Games: Not Just for Fun
Develop reading comprehension with this video game passage. Ask your students to read the excerpt, then answer questions about the main ideas and details.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: The Moon
Find the Main Idea: The Moon
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Find the Main Idea: The Moon
Children learn about the moon, then practice finding and writing the main idea, in this literacy worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Inferences & Evidence
Inferences & Evidence
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Inferences & Evidence
Students can use this graphic organizer to make inferences as they read fiction or nonfiction texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Going Across the Deciduous Forest
Going Across the Deciduous Forest
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Going Across the Deciduous Forest
Learn about the plants and animals that make deciduous forests their home, then complete the crossword puzzle.
4th grade
Science
Worksheet
Close Reading Annotations
Close Reading Annotations
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Close Reading Annotations
Use this chocolate-themed exercise to introduce your students to close reading with annotations.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Etta James
Jazz Greats: Etta James
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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
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
What's the Main Idea?
What's the Main Idea?
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What's the Main Idea?
The main idea is the most important idea in a paragraph. With this worksheet, students will read the paragraphs carefully then circle the statement that best fits the paragraph's main idea.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Fact and Opinion
Identifying Fact and Opinion
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Identifying Fact and Opinion
Are chickens cute? Do orcas eat seals? In this reading exercise, students will be challenged to differentiate between statements of fact and opinion.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 1
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 1
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Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 1
Reading comprehension strategies, such as identifying the main idea, help students focus on how to determine what the author is trying to say.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Reading Strategies: Making Connections
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Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Use this resource with your students to practice relating to the text by making connections. Your students will practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections as they read literature or informational text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
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Reading Comprehension: Black Beauty
Inspire your reluctant reader with this comprehension page, featuring a passage from a classic novel, Black Beauty.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet