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Reader's Theater Exercise: The Night Before Christmas

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Yes, Virginia, there really is a reader's theater script for "The Night Before Christmas." The exercise is a great way to productively channel pre-holiday energy.
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Moore vs. Livingston:Who Really Wrote 'The Night Before Christmas'

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars research an author and gather information that seems to support that person as author of The Night Before Christmas. They work in groups to gather the most solid evidence and they write a persuasive essay presenting their...
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T'was the Night Before Christmas (Poem)

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students read the poem T'was the Night Before Christmas, and then partner with another student to complete a poem of their own based on the original. The new poem has missing words and students fill in the missing parts of speech like a...
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The Night Before Christmas Graph

For Teachers 1st
First graders graph their favorite The Night Before Christmas books. In this graphing lesson students listen to several versions of the the same story, The Night Before Christmas. The students each choose their favorite version and the...
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The Night Before Christmas Parody

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students create a parody for The Night Before Christmas. In this parody lesson, students read the story by Clement Clarke Moore and then alter it to become a parody. Students present their parody and may dress in costume.
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The Night Before Christmas Activity Card

For Students Pre-K - K
For this language arts worksheet, students respond to the book The Night Before Christmas by completing an activity at home. Students cut out the pictures on the page and glue them on top of the outlined word they describe in the poem...
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The Night Before Christmas Graph

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore mathematics by reading a holiday story. In this data graphing lesson, 1st graders read different copies of the book The Night Before Christmas and discuss which is their favorite. Students create bar graphs based on...
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"Twas the Night Before Christmas": Retelling Through Thinking Maps

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders use sequencing skills to retell a story. In this story retelling instructional activity, 2nd graders read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and use educational software to create thinking maps to tell the story in the...
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas

For Teachers K - 5th
Students research and compare Santa Claus. They discuss background information and then perform the poem, "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
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"Night Before Christmas"

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students, through various comprehension techniques, analyze The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore. They complete extension activities, illustrate and present part of the text to the class in groups.
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'Twas the Night Before Christmas Fill-Them-in Tale

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
In this language arts worksheet, young scholars fill in missing words to create their own version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas." There are 20 blanks for students to fill in according to the part of speech specified: noun, verb or...
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The Night Before Christmas Crossword

For Students 5th - 6th
In this literature crossword worksheet, students complete a puzzle based on a classic piece of Christmas literature, The Night Before Christmas. Students read 36 clues and solve the puzzle without a word bank.
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Mexican Version of The Night Before Christmas (Middle, Language)

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read a poem aloud called the "Mexican Version of the Night Before Christmas. They enact the scenes of the poem. They discuss variations of this poem both in English and Spanish.
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The Night Before Christmas

For Students 2nd
In this reading activity, 2nd graders read the story The Night Before Christmas and illustrate a concept from the story. Students read 5 pages total on this activity.
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'Twasn't the Night Before Christmas

For Teachers 6th - 11th
Students describe the elements that make up particular writers' styles. Small groups then choose an author, write something in his or her style, and invite other groups to play 'literary detective' in identifying whose style they have...
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The Night Before Christmas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students, after reading and discussing the book, "The Night Before Christmas," explore, examine, and study about the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make. They primarily assess the letter 'D' by inquiring which animals guided...
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Incorporating Literature While Teaching Math

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders solve story word problems based on the story Twas the Night Before Christmas. For this word problems lesson plan, 3rd graders incorporate literature with math.
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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

For Students 11th - 12th
In Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas chapter questions worksheets, students complete several activities of chapter questions to advance their understanding of the text.
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A Christmas Carol Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
The classic story A Christmas Carol is the focus of these ten multiple-choice questions in this quiz. It addresses numbers and names of characters, as well as a staged version of the story.
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Comparison of Multicultural Literature

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners examine three different versions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and complete a comparison activity. Their own version of the poem is created and illustrated in this instructional activity.
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Comparison of Multicultural Literature

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners read and compare/contrast three different cultural versions of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Using handheld computers, they read eBook versions of each version, complete a BooksLog, and write and illustrate a modern version...
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Merry Christmas!

For Students 3rd - 12th
In this Christmas activity worksheet, students use the 40 clues to identify the words needed to complete the Christmas crossword puzzle.
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Using Different Versions Of "'Twas the Night...Christmas

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to different versions of this classic in accents indigenous to certain cultures and then provides a writing instructional activity for students to write their own version of 'Twas the Night for their school!
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A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens: Fun Trivia Quiz

For Students 8th - 10th
This online quiz may be fun for readers to take on their own to self-assess basic understanding of Dickens' A Christmas Carol; however, the lack of rigor makes this questionable as a class assignment. These online, interactive quizzes...
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A Christmas Song Read Along

For Students 1st - 6th
Singing, holiday music, family get togethers are all part of typical American Christmas celebrations. Prepare your autistic or special needs class for social engagement through a group sing along. They can build reading skills, rhythm,...
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Gift Box and Christmas Carols

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this holiday worksheet, students create a gift box by cutting, folding, and gluing a given pattern. Students also read lyrics and sing four Christmas carols.
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Math Story Problems

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read Twas the Night Before Christmas and create and solve math problems based on the story.  In this math story problems lesson, 3rd graders design a story problem related to the poem.  Students solve all the problems.
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Christmas Compare and Contrast

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students read "The Mouse Before Christmas" and "The Night Before Christmas." They compare and contrast each story. Students create a Venn Diagram to show the differences and similarities.
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"What to Expect at Christmas" Social Skill Story

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Holidays are less stressful if we know what to expect. Here's a social skills story that prepares learners with autism for the change in routines that holidays bring.
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Christmas Eve

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Christmas Eve worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey,...
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The Whole World Celebrated Christmas! Right?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students take a poll, answering whether they agree or disagree with various statements about the Christmas holiday season. They read and discuss holidays around the world that are celebrated at Christmas time, and write essay responses.
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Vocabulary Review #89 - Christmas

For Students 5th - 6th
In this vocabulary review #89 - Christmas worksheet, students interactively complete 10 sentences about the Christmas holidays in America and Britain, with immediate online feedback.
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The Elves and the Shoemaker

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A six-minute audiobook features the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "The Elves and the Shoemaker." It describes a fateful Christmas when a group of elves decided to help a husband and wife shoemaker team, and received fancy clothes in return.
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The Christmas Story

For Students 4th - 6th
In this Christmas story worksheet, students fill in twenty blanks with words from the word bank to complete "The Christmas Story."
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Little Women

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Whether it's your first time or one-hundred-and-first time reading Little Women, you'll love immersing yourself into the imaginative world of the March sisters, their beloved Marmie, and the wistful, lovelorn Laurie. An electronic eBook...
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Night Reading Assignment

For Students 10th
Readers of Night, ElieWiesel’s memoir about his experiences in Buchenwald and Auschwitz, respond to comprehension questions and define words found in the text. The learning exercise could be used as the basis for group discussions, as a...
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Drive the Data Derby

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Three days of race car design and driving through the classroom while guessing probability could be a third graders dream. Learn to record car speed, distances traveled, and statistics by using calculation ranges using the mean, median,...
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Different Ways We Celebrate

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners examine a variety of ways that families celebrate winter holidays. They complete a graphic organizer comparing Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and write a five-sentence paragraph about one of the holidays discussed. Students...
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Christmas Makes Me Think

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discover that Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. In this Christmas spirit lesson, 3rd graders read a book about a child who is excited about Christmas trees and presents, but comes to realize that Christmas is...
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Christmas Holiday

For Students 10th - 11th
For this holiday worksheet, students solve a crossword puzzle related to Christmas. For example, "This type of song is sung in church at Christmas."
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Christmas Crossword

For Students 4th - 5th
In this crossword learning exercise, students complete a crossword puzzle by solving clues about Christmas. For example, "In what month is Christmas?"
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Why do we Dream of a White Christmas?

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students examine a reading selection on how the idea of a white Christmas was developed. For this ESL lesson, students share a class discussion about the article then complete several assignments to reinforce what they learned, including...
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History of Christmas Carols

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Pupils write the lyrics to their own Christmas carol. Through discussion and lecture, students become aware of the history of two Christmas carols. They memorize the lyrics to carols and perform them in class. Pupils use their...
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Christmas Traditions in America

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Pupils access a variety of Christmas tradition themed websites. They complete Christmas themed story starters and math problems. They read well known Christmas poems and stories.
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Getting Ready for Christmas with Bobby Bear

For Students 2nd
In this Christmas reading worksheet, 2nd graders read a short story about a bear getting ready for Christmas. Students demonstrate comprehension through questions and sequencing. Students create an acrostic poem using the word CHRISTMAS.
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Little Einsteins -- A Christmas Wish

For Teachers K
Students watch a video of the series "Little Einstiens." After watching the video, they explain the characteristics of each character. They develop music to add to the video and listen to music of Beethoven. They examine a painting by...
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How Do You Celebrate?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Investigate the customs of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa with a holiday instructional activity. Pupils use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the customs of each holiday before writing an informative paragraph about one...
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Creative Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students accurately add words to the story using creativity in writing their story. They accurately recognize the correct part of speech to be added in the blanks.
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How Do You Celebrate?

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners investigate the customs of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. In this holiday activity, students use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the customs of each holiday. Learners write a paragraph about one specific holiday.
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Reading Comprehension-Christmas

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this reading comprehension learning exercise, students read a passage, then complete 4 short answer comprehension questions. A reference web site is included.
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Books for Teaching about Cultural Diversity Through Celebrations

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learn about different holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, La Posada, by listening to stories. After reading about each holiday, they participate in a discussion and complete a fun activity.
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Yes, There Really Was a Santa!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read a selection concerning Santa Claus and the orgin of the Jolly Old Elf in the United States. They also create their own version of a new and modern Santa Claus that remain in the American culture.
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Bless Me, Ultima: Symbols

For Teachers 9th - 12th
As part of a 10-lesson unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, readers analyze three major symbols in Rudolfo Anaya's novel: Ultima's owl, the river, and the golden carp. The focus here is on how Antonio's response to these symbols develop his...
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Prepositions of Time

For Students 4th - 5th
In this online prepositions of time worksheet, learners choose the proper preposition to match a given word. They use a drop down menu to choose between "in, on, or at" before words that describe a time, holiday, season, or month. They...
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Jan Brett Author Study

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Expose young children to the wonderful works of author and illustrator Jan Brett using a few of her stories such as Armadillo Rodeo, The Mitten, or Daisy Comes Home through a unit study. 
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STEM Technical-Procedural Problem Solving

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Be sure to follow the directions carefully. A set of STEM activities for grades two through three and grades four through five assesses technical and procedural problem solving. The majority of the lessons focus on force and motion,...
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The Wolf in Children's Books

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students determine whether wolves in fairy tales are antagonists or protagonists. In this character analysis lesson, students read various fairy tales, such as The Three Little Pigs, and discuss the wolf's character traits. Students...
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Mystery- Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discuss elements of a mystery and create an informal definition of the content and form of mysteries that make them different from other narative forms of fiction. They see the importance of evaluating information sources...
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The Wish Giver: Cause and Effect

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the characters in the novel, The Wish Giver. They identify and analyze the cause/effect relationship and its importance in reading comprehension.
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Word-processing Valentines

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink and discuss rhyming poetry.  In this Valentine lesson, 3rd graders students write a valentine similar to those in the story and enter into the computer.   Students give the...
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How many Candles are needed

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students relate comics to math. For this algebra lesson, students read comics or create their own and rewrite the words using numerical values. They create their own word problems based on the story line of the comics.
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Seeing is Believing

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students participate in a visualization exercise and explore the concept of visualization and how it works. They read from the book, 'Freckle Juice' and try to visualize what is happening so far. They draw the main character in the way...
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The Wolf in Children's Books: Part 1 of 2

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders determine whether wolves in selected picture books are presented as antagonists or protagonists. They form an opinion about the scientific accuracy of their impressions of wolves in these books.
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WOLVES: Comprehending Informational Texts

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read a nonfiction text about wolves and use metacognitive skills of guided reading and KWHL chart to monitor comprehension and extend vocabulary.
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Comic Book Interdisciplinary Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore holidays by analyzing comic book stories. In this word problem lesson, students rewrite a comic book story utilizing numerical information which creates a math problem. Students share their problem with a partner who...
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Fifties/Sixties Musical Playwriting Workshop

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students write a coherent script based on characterization, theme, conflict and emotional tone as found in the songs' lyrics and develop an understanding of the enjoyment that comes through discipline and hard work leading toward a...
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Gerund or Infinitive?

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this gerund or infinitive learning exercise, students complete the sentences with either the gerund or infinitive version of words. Students choose the correct word for 22 sentences.
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The Seasonal Cycle

For Teachers 2nd
Students complete a unit of lessons on the four seasons. They examine the effect each season has on plants, animals, and people during the actual season, read magazine and newspaper articles, and create a calendar and poster about each...
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Six Trait Writing with Charles Dickens and Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders identify the traits of good writing in poems and stories in the six lessons of this unit. The traits analyzed are used to improve the student's own writing skills.
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Information Problem Solving--Lesson 3 of 5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine a selected story/book and practice identifying the setting, characterization, and plot. As a class, they identify problems in the story, turning points and the climax. They use a rubric to evaluate the story, as well.
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Odd and Even Numbers

For Teachers 1st
First graders read the book A Wish for Wings That Work and count the pictures in the book to identify odd and even numbers of items. In this odd and even lesson plan, 1st graders use the birds in the books as number counters, and reread...
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Odd and Even Numbers

For Teachers 1st
First graders practice number identification by reading a story in class. In this number sense lesson plan, 1st graders read the story A Wish for Wings that Work and identify objects within the book's photographs. Students count the...
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Mardi Gras

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Learn about the festivity of Mardi Gras with a series of reading and writing assignments. As class members read a passage about the history of Mardi Gras and the way it's celebrated around the world, they answer comprehension questions,...
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End of the Year English Activity

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students choose an end of year project.  In this end of the year project, students write an informative essay about their their favorite stories, poems, or memories or create a collage depicting their favorites from the year.  The...
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Holiday Exercises

For Students 1st - 2nd
For this interactive holiday worksheet, students view 20 symbols of various holidays and match the correct name of the holiday to the symbol.
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Touching Spirit Bear: Chapters 24 & 25

For Teachers 7th - 12th
In this Touching Spirit Bear comprehension check worksheet, students respond to 29 short answer questions covering chapters 24 and 25 of Touching Spirit Bear in order to help them better understand the chapters and the novel.
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

For Students 7th
In this thousands word problems worksheet, 7th graders solve and complete 6 different word problems that include the thousands place. First, they read each story and draw a picture to determine the solutions to each problem. Then,...
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Study Questions and Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature instructional activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Full Dolch Word List

For Students K - 3rd
Sight words are listed based on how frequently they are used. There are 250 words on the list. This would be a good, general resource for a teachers of grades 1 - 3. It is useful to know what words your class should know, and how well...
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At the Crossroads

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore where South Africa is and then research details about the country to fully assess the background to the book, "At the Crossroads." They receive a map of Africa and color in the country of South Africa and list five...
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Island of the Blue Dolphins

For Students 5th - 10th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Scott O'Dell's Island of the Blue Dolphins. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Irregular Verbs 4

For Students 7th - 10th
In this grammar worksheet, students supply the correct verb form from the verb in parentheses that makes twenty sentences grammatically correct.
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Test 2 Irregular Verbs

For Students 4th - 5th
In this language arts worksheet, students read 20 sentences in which there is a verb in parentheses. Students fill in the blank in each sentence using the correct form of this verb.
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Little Women Quiz

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Total English Upper Intermediate: Obligations and Explanations

For Students 4th - 6th
For this expressing obligations and can do statements, students correct the mistakes in 8 sentences and then choose 2 items listed and explain how to do them.
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Inclusive Celebrations

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students discover how celebrations evolve. They explore the history of Halloween. Students devise an inclusive celebration for the end of school term. They create an illustrated pamphlet.
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Phrasal Verbs With "Look"

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL phrasal verbs worksheet, students read 10 sentences that have missing verbs. Students use the verb "look" with one of the prepositions from the word bank.
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Time Warp Triooh Say I Can't See

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students complete pre reading, writing, and post reading activities for the book Time Warp Triooh Say I Can't See. In this guided reading lesson plan, students complete writing, go over vocabulary, answer short answer questions, have...
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Halloween

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this holiday activity, learners read about Halloween. Students answer 10 questions about the reading and 3 questions about their own related experiences.
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Some British Festivals and Holidays

For Students 6th - 7th
For this British holidays worksheet, students complete a 15 question on-line interactive exercise about festivals and holidays in Great Britain. Students read a date and tell what holiday is celebrated on that day.

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