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Backpacking - Lesson 5 - Getting in Shape for the Trail
9th - 12th
Do you have to be in decent condition to go on a weekend backpacking trip? This resource stresses the importance of fitness in backpacking. There are many ways to get the legs, the lungs, and the heart ready for a strenuous excursion....
Backpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a BackpackBackpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a Backpack
9th - 12th
Backpacking - Lesson 2 is part of an eight instructional activity unit on backpacking. This specific instructional activity is how to properly fit a backpack according to the length of a torso. Proper fit is important when carrying a...
English & Spanish School Word Cards for ELL
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Transition young English language learners back to school with this set of vocabulary cards. Addressing common classroom vocabulary like teacher, backpack, and crayons, this set of cards is perfect for developing the language children...
Backpack-tivity: An @Home Learning Activity Number Tic Tac Toe
4th - 5th
In this addition and subtraction worksheet, students draw a tic-tac-toe grid and play the game using numbers 0-9 instead of x's and o's, respond to 1 short answer questions, and play the game once more this time using the numbers 0-12.
Sun Blocks: Building a Foundation for Healthy Skin
Pre-K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Here comes the sun! Primary graders engage in activities that teach them how to protect themselves from the effects of UV rays. They learn that each season (fall, winter, spring, and summer) offers its own special challenges so they...
Backpack-tivity: An @ Home Learning Activity We're Off!
4th - 5th
In this schedule reading worksheet, students map a trip from their home to a national park, ask a family member to show them a bus, train, and plane schedule for the destination, learn how to read a schedule, discuss with a family member...
The Things they Carried: Directed Reading Thinking Activity
10th - 12th
To generate interest in and enable readers to connect to The Things They Carried, class members write about what they carry—both tangible and intangible things. The class then makes a list of these things and compares the list to...
Cosas De La Escuela (School Supplies and Subjects)
4 mins K - 8th
¿Estás listo para la escuela? Check your mochila for the materials you'll need for school with an engaging Spanish video that details a variety of school supplies and their purposes. Additionally, the video describes las clases de mate,...
Possessive Nouns and Possessive Adjectives; Questions with Whose
3rd - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Be as possessive as you like with a grammar slideshow on possessive nouns and adjectives. Whether it's your suitcase, my suitcase, or his suitcase, elementary learners decipher the ways that possessive nouns and adjectives can modify a...
Let’s Go to Summer Camp: Higher Grade Bands
6th - Higher Ed CCSS: Designed
Going to summer camp can be an exciting yet terrifying experience for kids. Whether or not your class members are going to camp, this lesson can be used to foster social, academic, and self-efficacy skills in learners of any age or...
How Computers Work: What Makes a Computer, a Computer?
5 mins 6th - 12th
You see computers all the time, but do you really know how a computer works? The first installment of a five-part playlist explains the essential functions of a computer. The video describes, in detail, each of the functions: input,...
Summary Selections: Activity Menu for Summarizing and Retelling
2nd - 5th
In this literacy worksheet, students engage in sixteen activities to summarize and retell what they have read. Activities include flip books for the Five Ws, sequencing, somebody wanted but so..., and literary elements. Activities will...
Electricity and Food: From Glowing Pickles in Citrus Batteries
Fifth graders explore electrical concepts and host a guest speaker. This lesson sets up guidelines for students to follow when they have a guest speaker. Students are primed to become actively involved in a lecture or discussion, while...
Test Taking Hints and Strategies for Standardized Tests
3rd - 8th
Process of elimination is a valuable test-taking strategy, but what else can we teach our class about taking tests? Present a resource that promotes healthy eating and sleeping before taking a test, as well as suggesting reading the...
Measurement Concepts - Reteach 6.1
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
As children mature and develop coordination, they not only can use a ruler for measuing length, they become adept at measuring to the quarter inch! This instructional activity provides practice reading a paper ruler printed at the top of...