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A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
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A Series of Events: The Water Cycle
Use this resource with your students to practice connecting key events in nature. They will read about the water cycle and note the steps in order that they occur.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
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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
Local Government
Local Government
Worksheet
Local Government
Your young learner will discover the basics of local government with this worksheet all about municipalities.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
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
The Siege of Yorktown
The Siege of Yorktown
Worksheet
The Siege of Yorktown
Your young historian can step back in time and read about an important battle that helped to end the American Revolution.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
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Transition Words for Comparing & Contrasting
Students will use transition words to support understanding of comparing and contrasting.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
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Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Children learn about Madam C.J. Walker, the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in the United States, in this Finding the Main Idea worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Make a Summary: Butterflies
Make a Summary: Butterflies
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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.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Main Topic Cards
Main Topic Cards
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Main Topic Cards
This set of picture cards can help students to strengthen their reading comprehension skills by identifying the main topic and supporting details.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
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Making Inferences About Awesome Animals
Students will learn fun facts about animals while making inferences about nonfiction text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
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The Montgomery Bus Boycott
In this worksheet, children read the story of Parks' act of passive resistance, then follow a series of thoughtful prompts to reflect on why the boycott was successful, as well as why it inspired the support of so many people around the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Trenton
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The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Trenton was a turning point for the Americans in the Revolutionary War. Your young historian will learn the facts with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper
Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper
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Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper
Beginning readers, enjoy this passage from Twain's classic "The Prince and the Pauper" and then complete some vocabulary and comprehension questions.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Star, Mae Jemison
The Star, Mae Jemison
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The Star, Mae Jemison
Use the worksheet The Star: Mae Jemison to help learners understand the format of biographies while reading more about an important African American figure.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Interesting Animals: Bats
Interesting Animals: Bats
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Interesting Animals: Bats
Learn all about the interesting world of bats while practicing fluency and reading comprehension skills using this helpful nonfiction reading worksheet.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
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Marco Polo
Your child will love learning all about the exploits of the famous European explorer Marco Polo with this attractively illustrated worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
Compare and Contrast: Platypus
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Compare and Contrast: Platypus
In this worksheet, students will read two different passages about the platypus. Kids will compare and contrast the passages, and identify the main ideas.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Day of the Dead: History
Day of the Dead: History
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Day of the Dead: History
Challenge your child's reading comprehension with a quiz page, all about the Day of the Dead (or Dia de los Muertos), an important Mexican holiday!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
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Langston Hughes: Historical Heroes
Children learn about writer and poet Langston Hughes in this Historical Heroes: Langston Hughes worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Understand Earth Day Art Messages
Understand Earth Day Art Messages
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Understand Earth Day Art Messages
In this worksheet, children learn about the role art plays in the celebration and messaging of Earth Day, which begain in 1970 to heighten awarness of environmental crises around the world.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Independent Reading Log
Independent Reading Log
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Independent Reading Log
After independent reading, have students record and reflect. Young readers will demonstrate their ability to summarize and respond to their reading, and a log is a fun way for them to track their progress. Make copies of this log to use again and again!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
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Jazz Greats: Charlie Parker
Celebrate Black History Month by studying the contributions of African-American jazz legend Charlie Parker!
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
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Renewable Resources and Nonrenewable Resources
Here are listed a handful of natural resources, for kids to classify as renewable resources and nonrenewable resources.
2nd grade
Science
Worksheet
Author's Purpose
Author's Purpose
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Author's Purpose
All authors write for a reason, be it to explain, entertain, or persuade their readers. In this activity, your students will consider the author’s purpose of a book of their choosing, then justify their answer.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Predict: First and Next
Predict: First and Next
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Predict: First and Next
Build your kindergartener's logical thinking skills by asking him to connect pictures that show what came first and what comes next.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet