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Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
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Think, Jot, and Talk About Facts
This activity adds a discussion element to nonfiction reading. Use this worksheet to get your students thinking about facts in the books they read.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill
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The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the early battles of the American Revolution. Discover the important features of the battle with this worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
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Fourth Grade Reading Log
Fourth Grade Reading Log
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Fourth Grade Reading Log
Kids reflect on what they read with this reading log.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
Rosa Parks: Historical Heroes
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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
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Look Around! Using Context Clues
Look Around! Using Context Clues
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Look Around! Using Context Clues
Students will use context clues as they select the meaning of words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: Sharks
Use this resource to read a nonfiction passage about sharks and write a summary.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Colonial America: Jamestown
Colonial America: Jamestown
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Colonial America: Jamestown
Teach students all about the Jamestown colony and important settlers with this social studies worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
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Reading Corner: Main Idea & Details Part 2
Reading a short passage is a great way to get kids thinking about the main idea and its supporting details.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Checklist
Close Reading Checklist
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Close Reading Checklist
Help students practice close reading of fiction or nonfiction texts with this detailed checklist.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
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Underground Railroad: Songs of Freedom
Children learn about three songs that inspired and gave hope to the people who fled slavery via the Underground Railroad, then answer questions about what they have learned.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Sacagawea
Women in History: Sacagawea
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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
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Nonfiction Compare & Contrast
Nonfiction Compare & Contrast
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Nonfiction Compare & Contrast
Help your kindergarten students learn about comparing and contrasting nonfiction texts using this helpful Venn diagram.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Revolutionary War: Vocabulary Review & Timeline
Revolutionary War: Vocabulary Review & Timeline
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Revolutionary War: Vocabulary Review & Timeline
Students will use content-specific vocabulary in context as they learn about the Revolutionary War.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Battle of Guilford Court House
The Battle of Guilford Court House
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The Battle of Guilford Court House
While the Americans lost the Battle of Guilford Court House, the aftermath led to the American victory at Yorktown. Learn more with this history worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
W.E.B. Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois
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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.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
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Historical Heroes: Maya Angelou
Children are introduced to author, activist, and poet Maya Angelou in this historial heroes worksheet.
2nd grade
Social studies
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Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Top Hat Graphic Organizer
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Top Hat Graphic Organizer
Use this graphic organizer to list comparisons between two nouns.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Nonfiction KWL Chart
Nonfiction KWL Chart
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Nonfiction KWL Chart
Maximize what your students learn from reading nonfiction by having them fill out a KWL chart before and after reading.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
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Graphic Organizer Template: Concept Web
Concept maps are versatile and useful for all subject areas. Use this concept map for word work, main idea and supporting details, or to map out ideas.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
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Writing a Nonfiction Summary: The Mimic Octopus
Practice writing nonfiction summaries as you read and learn about an interesting ocean creature.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading: Questions & Answers
Close Reading: Questions & Answers
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Close Reading: Questions & Answers
Use this resource to closely read a nonfiction text, come up with questions, and use text evidence to find the answers.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Buffalo Soldiers
Buffalo Soldiers
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Buffalo Soldiers
Your budding historian can learn about the Buffalo Soldiers, the first African American military troops to serve in peacetime.
4th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
All About Leafcutter Ants
All About Leafcutter Ants
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All About Leafcutter Ants
Help your students practice their informational reading skills as they learn about leafcutter ants!
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
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Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Readers’ Theater: Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. is honored as one of the most important leaders in the civil rights movement. Give your fourth and fifth graders a chance to deepen their understanding of his life and legacy through this reader’s theater activity.
4th grade
Social studies
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