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45 reviewed resources for nursery rhyme

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Flour of England, Fruit of Spain

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are shown an "Old Mother Twitchett" poster, and they review the riddle. They are introduced to "Flour of England" by viewing a poster. Students are asked if they have ever watched someone in their families bake a pie or cake....
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For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read the poem," The Spratt Family". They identify the poem's first stanza as a traditional nursery rhyme. They discuss healthy food choices and chart constructive suggestions for nutrition.
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Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students are introduced to "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son, they are told that the boy in the picture is named Tom. They are asked what Tom is doing. Students are asked if the pig Tom took belonged to him. They are then asked to speculate...
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Spice Up Your Poetry with Figurative Language

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Pupils are introduced to the poetic works of Kechia Williams and the different elements of poetry. They explore figurative language and rhythm. Next, learners read poems from various poets and share with the class one of their favorite...
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“Double Double Speak Speak”

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Bilateral suborbital hematoma? Call an audible? 404? Have fun with “the twittering or warbling of birds,” or as 14th century French speakers would say, have fun with “jargon.” Groups match specialized jargon with plain speech, decode...
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Sequencing Pocket Chart

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Cut it out! Beginning readers practice sequencing skills at home or at school with a variety of activities that require cutting out multiple sets of picture cards and putting them in the correct order. 
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Moo-Velous Butter!

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders investigate how temperature and motion (energy) create a chemical change that turns cream ( a liquid) into butter (a solid). They create a class pictograph of their favorite mils choices (white, chocolate, or strawberry)...
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Day and Night

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Good Night, Moon is a classic little ones absolutely love. It's a sweet book that can be used, as in this lesson, to start a conversation about the difference between night and day. After reading the story, the class brainstorms...
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Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Introduce shape poems with help from the book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham. Pupils discuss and describe what a shape poem is and how it is made prior to drafting an example poem. Once budding poets are ready, pupils compose...
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Story Structure Slide Show

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Analyzing the sequence of actions in dramatic stories leads to deeper comprehension of story structure. The class identifies the main actions in each section of a story and develops frozen tableau's for the identified actions of the...
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Get Ready, Get Set, PLAN

For Teachers Pre-K
Students complete the theme activities in the unit for the month of September. In this planning lesson, students complete various themed activities for the month of September. Students complete movement activities, autonomy and social...
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Farm Frolics

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students learn about farms through literature and center activities. In this farming lesson plan, students read about farming, sing songs about it, sort materials, and do more activities related to farming.
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Alligator Craft Paper Bag Puppet

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students make paper bag puppets. They use the puppets as a story teller and reader. Students use the puppets to ask questions during and after reading. They assemble their own puppet. Students use the puppets to introduce new themes,...
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The Letter Rr: Alphabet Theme

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students complete several cross-curricular activities to learn the letter Rr. In this letter recognition lesson, students complete activities that include geography, music, physical education, science, seasonal, space science, and online...
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Rain, Rain Go Away

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are introduced to "Rain, Rain, Go Away" poster. They are asked what the boy in the picture is doing, and ask them about the things he is holding. Students are told that they boy is named Johnny, and that he wants to play with...
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Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students introduced to "Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater" poster. They are told that the man peeking over the wall is Peter Pumpkin Eater, and the woman is his wife. Students are asked where Peter's wife is sitting. They are then asked to...
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Langston Hughes and the Blues

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders read and discuss poems by Langston Hughes, identify the poems' characteristics, and then create poetry in his style by including two main concepts found in Hughes's writing.
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Literature Overview of African Folktales

For Teachers K
Students play a game of tug-of-war, participate in a discussion about the story, discuss the phrase "bigger doesn't mean better." , and illustrate a scene from the story.
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Folktales Reflect Daoist and Buddhist Traditions

For Teachers 10th
Tenth graders compare three Chinese folktales for their "messages" and literary techniques to see how they reflect Chinese Confucian and Taoist values. They discuss how folktales share certain subjects, characters, plots and themes.
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Critiquing an Author's Style

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders listen to multiple versions of popular songs. They discuss the spin that different performers put on their songs, and use this as a lead in for various points of view for the same story. Students copy sections from the...
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The Information Around Us

For Teachers 1st
First graders discuss ways that signs, maps, pictures, etc. convey information. They listen to a teacher prepared tape recording of sounds that carry information and discuss what can be learned from each sound. Students record an...

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