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Butterfly Life

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
This PowerPoint includes illustrations and explanations of each of the 4 stages in the life of a butterfly. The text provides appropriate reading material for students to practice nonfiction reading comprehension strategies. The text is...
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Desert Drama

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students read both fiction and nonfiction books with desert themes. Then they write desert stories and reports, reviewing texts for information to include in writing. Students also design desert scenes with details and setting elements...
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TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 5

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Are video games sports? Pupils investigate this question as well as various nonfiction selections to learn more about claims and the support that defines them. All of the selections mimic the rigor on state tests and encourage close...
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Reading Adventure Pack: Rocks

For Parents 1st - 2nd Standards
A Reading Adventure Pack focuses on rocks. Scholars take part in three activities after reading a fiction and nonfiction text—The Jade Stone, a Chinese folktale adapted by Caryn Yacowitz, and Rocks in His Head by Carol Otis Hurst. First,...
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Reading Adventure Pack: Rivers

For Parents 3rd Standards
A Reading Adventure Pack showcases a fiction and nonfiction book followed by a series of hands-on activities. First, learners widdle sticks to build a tiny raft, conduct sensory experiments, and create a rap or folk song about rivers and...
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Toco Toucan Information and Coloring Page

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this animal information and coloring page worksheet, students read a short nonfiction paragraph about the Toco toucan before coloring a picture of the bird in its habitat.
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Are Plants Useful to Man?

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here is a presentation geared toward very young learners. Each slide includes one or two sentences using simple text and related clip art to describe and illustrate one way we use plants in our everyday life. This PowerPoint provides...
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Animal Communication

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students use three nonfiction selections in order to investigate the concept of animal communication. They use a graphic organizer for the information as it is gathered in the reading.
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Digging Up Dinosaurs

For Students 4th - 6th
In this report writing worksheet, students prepare to write a dinosaur report by selecting and reading a nonfiction book. Students choose one dinosaur and write a report following the specific guidelines on this page.
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Reading Adventure Pack: Oceans

For Parents 1st Standards
Flotsam by David Wiesner and The Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole, illustrated by Bruce Degen, begin a reading adventure pack that focuses on oceans. With story listening and thoughtful discussion, scholars complete...
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Rachel's Life is in a Hole

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore how lack of access to water impacts peoples' lives in poor countries. Through text reading and discussion, middle schoolers are presented with the story of a young girl who lives and functions with limited water resources. They...
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Science Worksheets

For Students 8th - 12th
If you need an array of worksheets to augment your science lessons, peruse a collection of assignments that is sure to fit your needs. With topics such as metric conversion, the scientific method, textbook features, research skills,...
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Earth

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Young astronomers read an informational text passage and then answer questions based on what they read.
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Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Encourage readers to compare and contrast the information that they find in informational text with a variety of reading passages and worksheets. Learners read all about subjects in science, social studies, and literature before...
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Hibernation-Migration-Fascination

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What's the difference between hibernation and a good nap? Find out with an engaging life science activity that compares the hibernation habits of grizzly bears and marmots. After learners read an informational passage about each mammal,...
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The Planet Mars

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders gain knowledge about Mars and Earth. In this compare and contrast lesson, 5th graders use visual representations of the solar system to observe the characteristics of the planets. Students read fiction and nonfiction...
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How Heat Affects Things

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine the power of the Sun. In this solar power instructional activity, 1st graders listen to a nonfiction book regarding the Sun and then conduct an experiment which requires them compare chocolate left in the shade and...
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Publisher Brochures

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students create brochures on subjects they are studying in Publisher. In this nonfiction writing lesson, students use Publisher to create a brochure telling all the main ideas of a topic they are studying. Students use text boxes, fonts...
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Natural Disasters: An Adventure in Non-Fiction

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students study different natural disasters.  In this natural disaster activity students read a nonfiction book followed by a discussion, an experiment,  then collect illustrations from their experience. 
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Inventing and Presenting Unit 1: Analyzing Nonfiction and Inventing Solutions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers read about and identify patterns in the invention process. Students discuss and write about information learned from research. Middle schoolers compile a list of problems, choose one, write a problem statement, and...
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Non-Fiction Animal Picture Books

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students complete a multi-lesson unit using research to create their own book about an animal of their choice. After discussing the elements of non-fiction texts, they use internet research to explore an animal of interest to them. ...
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Reading Comprehension- Informational Passages "Pollution"

For Students 5th - 8th
Practice reading comprehension through this pollution activity, which has learners read an informational passage on various aspects of environmental harm. Key terms are in bold, and are used on the next page in the comprehension...
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Compare and Contrast Passages

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Combine two skills with the activities included here. Pupils not only practice determining the main idea of short passages, they also use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the main ideas of the different passages. Start out...
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Types of Clouds

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
What's the term for clouds that look like fluffy cotton balls? What about thick, gray clouds? Learn the names and descriptions for each type of cloud with a worksheet and activity. Learners read four columns of high-level, mid-level,...

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