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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Social Awareness

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Fourteen resources covering empathy, respect, diversity, and perspective-taking make up a collection designed to encourage social and emotional learning. Geared towards kindergarten through fifth grade, young scholars take part in lesson...
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'Tis The Season!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Every season brings joy and pleasure in its own way. Winter is the coldest season and often brings snowfall to different parts of the world. People keep warm by the fire and wrap themselves in scarves and coats. The trees are bare and...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Awareness

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-awareness with a collection designed to meet the needs of scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Seventeen resources include activities, lesson plans, units, worksheets, printables, and graphic...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Relationship Skills

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A collection emphasizes the importance of relationship skills including communication, social engagement, relationship-building, and teamwork. Sixteen resources are geared towards scholars in kindergarten through fifth grade. Resource...
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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Management

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-motivation with a collection of 16 resources. Curated are a variety of units, lesson plans, graphic organizers, handouts, printables, and activities designed to encourage kindergartens through fifth graders...
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Reading Informational Text: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle fourth grade's English language arts Common Core informational text standards with a collection compiled of lesson plans, worksheets, and an app. Check out the notes section of each resource to discover the standards that are...
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Speaking & Listening: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Reinforce speaking and listening skills with a collection created for the fourth grade scholar in mind. Pupils take part in an assortment of lesson plans designed to meet Common Core's speaking and listening standards. Be sure to check...
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Young Digital Citizens

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
It's important to know our limits within the world wide web. Teach your young digital citizens the basics of online etiquette like who we can communicate with, what we share, how to be safe and secure, understanding misinformation, and...
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Random Acts of Kindness: Complimenting Others

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Teach elementary learners how to spread kindness in their classroom with a collection of resources about giving compliments. The lessons encourage pupils to examine and share their strengths, as well as to spread positivity and good...
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How To Be Socially and Emotionally Intelligent

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Teach your elementary aged learners how to emotionally and socially intelligent. Use the resources in this collection to enhance social skills, teach youngsters to stand up against bullies, accept others, and provide ways for dealing...
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Tools to Support the Unique Needs of Learners with Autism

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Tools Tools Tools! Here is a collection of printables, templates, graphic organizers, and other classroom tools that support the unique needs of children with autism. From handwriting to hand washing and speaking out to listening, these...
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Internet Safety: It's Elementary!

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Keeping kids safe on the Internet gains importance by the day, and this five-part unit gives them a head start in their vigilance online. Each full lesson comes with everything needed to facilitate discussion about safe online talk,...
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Using the Internet Responsibly

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Young scholars have a lot at their fingertips, and teaching them to be wise Internet explorers is paramount to their success as learners. Here are five full lessons—with all required materials—intended to help elementary schoolers...
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Smart Solutions: 3rd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Offer scholar's differentiated instruction with a collection of three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The Smart Solutions themed units offer detailed lessons,...
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Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Give scholars the opportunity to discover their past with a collection from the Museum of Tolerance that highlights the uniqueness of every family's story. Learners gain insight through interviews, family tress, heirlooms, and oral...
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Around the Sun We Go

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
You may not be able to feel it, but you're on the ride of your life! Add presentations and activities to your lesson about the solar system and the Earth's rotation around the sun.
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Healthy Habits

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Basic cleanliness, oral hygiene, exercising, eating healthy foods, and acknowledging your feelings and emotions are some of the necessities in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exposing children to healthy habits at an early age allows...
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Food Chains Around the World

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's a dog-eat-dog world - or is that hawk-eat-grasshopper? Take a look at a collection of presentations, videos, and activities about the food chain in different parts of the world.
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Plate Tectonics Cycle — Third Grade

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Four resources make up a collection centered around the plate tectonic cycle created by Math/Science Nucleus. Each unit gradually builds upon the other to demonstrate how the movement of Earth's plates plays a role in creating volcanoes...
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Ready, Set, Respect!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of respect in your classroom with a comprehensive unit that focuses on positive behavior in and outside of school. Three parts, each separated into four grade-specific lessons, cover bullying, bias, name-calling,...
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Writing an Opinion: Buddies that Bark or Purr-fect Pets?

For Students 3rd Standards
Which animal is best for you—a dog or cat? Why? Engage third graders in an opinion writing assessment that prompts them to read facts about both pets, and then write and decide which pet is best for them.
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Identity-Based Bullying

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
What is identity? What is bullying? What is identity-based bullying? After discussing these questions as a class, pupils engage in partner discussions before participating in a small group activity to act out bullying scenarios. Then,...
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Read Across America Classroom Activity Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Celebrate the legendary Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a plethora of activities set to five stories—The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, and Green Eggs and Ham. Activities include...
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Kids in the Kitchen

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Too many cooks in the kitchen? Not here! Set up a cooking club at school using this 148-page guide that teaches food and kitchen safety, measurement techniques, and nutrition. Young chefs get their hands wet by participating in a variety...
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Toilet Paper Solar System

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Can we model how large the solar system really is? Attempt an astronomical feat with a hands-on-activity that uses a roll of toilet paper. Young scientists measure the distances of the planets from the sun to create a scale model of the...
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Literature Circles: Getting Started

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Make reading more enjoyable and interactive with literature circles! Here you'll find detailed lessons to begin the literature circle process. Ten lessons introduce each role learners take on. Literature circle roles include...
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A World of Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids engage in a series of activities that ask them to consider differences and similarities in characteristics, both visible and invisible. With this new understanding, the class investigates the Special Olympics program and develops...
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Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Conduct four electrifying electricity experiments that challenge young scientists to explore positive and negative charges and magnetic fields without the shock.
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The Fisherman and His Wife

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Engage conversation and explore the journey as you challenge young readers to interpret the german folktale, "The Fisherman and His Wife" written by literary brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
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The Power of Words

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Give youngsters the tools to approach cyberbullying and hostile language on the Internet. This lesson plan includes a variety of handouts and worksheets that will prompt discussion and inquiry with your class members around harmful...
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Talking Safely Online

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is the difference between online and real-life friendships? Pupils learn how to keep information private online and maintain their safety in various situations requiring online communication.
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Digital Citizenship Pledge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners collaborate to create a set of group norms and expectations by which they will abide in order to promote a safe, respectful online community.
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Self-Control Meters for Volume, Space and Levels of Formality

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
If your pupils have difficulty producing the appropriate voice volume in various settings or respecting personal space, refer to this "control-o-meter" device. This resource includes materials to create three meters for you to clearly...
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Self‑Esteem Activity Guide (For Youth Leaders of Young Girls)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Did you know that over 70 percent of girls avoid certain activities because they feel bad about their looks? This fantastic resource includes 18 tried and true activities designed to help girls establish positive self-esteem. 
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Making Regolith

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You may not be able to take a field trip to the moon, but that doesn't mean your class can't study moon rocks. Using graham crackers as the moon's bedrock and powdered donuts as micrometeorites, young scientists simulate the creation of...
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Designing a Crew Exploration Vehicle

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Take your class on an out-of-this-world adventure with this fun engineering design lesson. Working in small groups, young scientists design, build, and test crew exploration vehicles using some creativity, teamwork, and an assortment of...
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Food for Spaceflight

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
When astronauts get hungry in outer space, they can't just call and have a pizza delivered. In order to gain an appreciation for the challenges associated with space travel, young learners are given the task of selecting, testing, and...
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Think-Pair-Share

For Students 2nd - 12th Standards
Ever ask students to share their thoughts with a partner, but then hear them only talking about their weekend plans? Nip that common classroom practice in the bud with this worksheet, in which class members log the content of their...
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Simple Machines

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Planning an elementary science unit has never been simpler! These twelve lessons guide young scientists through an exploration of simple machines and their many uses in the real world before asking them to apply their learning in the...
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Fun Fitness Activities For Kids

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
From shuttle run relays to ACTIVE Bingo, you'll be elated to have this PE resource packet in your tool belt for your next fitness lesson. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game called, "Elephants, Giraffes, and Palm Trees"?
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Critter Curators

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the dark, damp, and dirty world of earthworms in this hands-on life science unit. In order to gain a better understanding of these slimy critters, children first perform a series of investigations before finally...
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7 Habits of Healthy Kids Classroom Posters

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Have a "can do" attitude. Begin with the end in mind. Put first things first. This absolutely fantastic set of posters helps youngsters develop some of the most important life skills they will carry with them throughout their lives....
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Aquifer in a Cup

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
All you need is a little water, some soil, sand, and gravel to conduct this experiment. Using plastic cups, kids create their own aquifers and observe the processes of infiltration and contamination. 
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What Is Honesty?

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
This is an absolute must-have resource for exploring honesty with your learners! Youngsters role play four scenarios that involve honest and dishonest actions, and then engage in meaningful discussion and activities regarding those...
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Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
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Conserving Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Trying to plan an engaging elementary science unit on natural resources? Conserve your energy! This five-part series of lessons and hands-on activities has exactly what you need to teach young scholars about the importance of conservation.
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Let's Build a Worm Bin!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Kids get the dirt on worms by building a vermicomposter and observing, over time, the changes red worms make in the soil in the bin.
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Space Travelers

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Groups of three scientists from the rocky planet Zog investigate the composition of soil so that they can take the information back to their home, create soil there, and begin to grow food.
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Phonics Teachers Resource Book

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...
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Train at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Here is a fantastic compilation of adaptive physical education lesson plans that cover the major concepts of physical fitness, including: aerobic endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility, power, speed and agility, and strength.   
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The Science of the Sun

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
There's more to that glowing ball of light in sky than most children realize. From the overall structure of the solar system, to the changing of the seasons, these hands-on lessons open the eyes of young scientists to the important role...
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Let’s Be Friends

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Introduce positive social skills and friendship to young learners with this wonderfully designed eight-lesson unit. It includes several activities to help learners identify positive attributes, build empathy, and understand the qualities...
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Open Wide and Trek Inside

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Don't underestimate the value of a clean mouth! Here is a six-lesson unit that details everything a youngster needs to know about oral hygiene. It includes lessons on the purpose of a mouth and teeth, the nature of oral bacteria and the...
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Simple Machines Make Things Go

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Trying to plan a physical science unit on forces and motion? Make your work a little easier with this comprehensive collection of simple machines resources. Offering a wide variety worksheets, activities, and projects, these materials...
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The Backpack Travel Journals

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Strap on those backpacks, it's time to travel through history with this literature unit based on the first four books of The Magic Tree House series. While reading through these fun stories, children create story maps, record interesting...
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Charlie Brown and Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and...
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Youth Emergency Preparedness

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Preparation is key when it comes to dealing with disasters. Starting with a lesson series centered around researching the facts about different types of emergencies, children go on to create preparedness plans and learn how to respond in...
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Soda Straw Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Three, two, one, blast off to a better understanding of force and motion with this exciting science lesson! Beginning with a discussion about rockets and gravity, young scientists go on to complete a series of worksheets about net forces...
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Non-Renewable Energy Resources

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After brainstorming on our use of electricity, elementary energizers participate in a simulation where each student represents a city, utility provider, or fuel company. Tokens are used to purchase electrical energy, and as more is used,...
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Private and Personal Information

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Everybody who uses the Internet needs to know how to protect their personal and private information. Give your third, fourth, and fifth graders a instructional activity on safety and security risks that can occur when sharing information...
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Digital Citizenship Pledge

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What does it mean to be a digital citizen? It means being responsible, respectful, and having the same type of behavior one would expect in a classroom setting. The core of this lesson revolves around discussion and brainstorming...
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You've Won a Prize!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Spam! It's a thing any Internet user is used to seeing, but what do we do about it? Teach your class all about the dreaded spam and how they can avoid the spam traps and tricks that could easily draw a kid in. This is a common-sense...
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Picture Perfect

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Here is a very interesting topic that will really get the class thinking about gender, beauty, advertising, and digital photography. The class explores the ways digital images can be altered to change a person's appearance and how the...
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Main Ideas about the Bullfrog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As your class reaches the end of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the seventh lesson in this literary unit helps third graders transition from reading narrative to expository writing. Scholars develop their note-taking skills as...
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Science Talk: How do Bullfrogs Survive

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Following the reading of the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the ninth lesson in this unit involves emerging experts in a science talk about how bullfrogs survive. Looking back through the text, young scholars prepare for the...
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Continued Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases

For Teachers 3rd Standards
In the third activity from this unit based on the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, learners focus on using specific details from the text-to-answer questions about the habitat of bullfrogs. While reading the text, young scholars are...
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Continued Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As 3rd graders continue reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, they focus on the concepts of predator and prey in the fifth lesson plan of this unit. Scholars further develop their ability to answer questions using evidence from the text...
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Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text-Dependent Questions, Main Ideas, and Key Vocabulary about the Bullfrog

For Teachers 3rd Standards
As your 3rd grade class finishes reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, the eighth lesson plan of this unit helps readers from an understanding of the very specific information on the final page of the book. As with the entire unit,...
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Fish Prints

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What do a dead fish, conservation, and paint have in common? The answer is a great lesson about fish anatomy, fun print making techniques, and unsustainable fishing practices. The class will start by making fish prints with a...
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Continued Close Reading of Thank You, Mr. Falker: Text Dependent Questions and Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd Standards
In the second lesson plan in a series that revolves around the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker, learners practice the skill of answering direct questions from the text while using complete sentences. After a teacher-led review of how to...
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Close Reading of Thank You, Mr. Falker: Identifying the Superpowers of Reading

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders read excepts from the story, Thank You, Mr. Falker in order to gain practice in understanding an unfamiliar story by focusing on the details. They use a worksheet, embedded in the plan, which directs them to certain...
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Close Reading of That Book Woman: How Did People Access Books in Rural Areas of the United States?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
For this ninth lesson plan in a larger beginning-of-the-year unit, close reading skills are used independently to find the gist of the story That Book Woman. Rereading for important details is the targeted skill to unlock a deeper...
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Continued Close Reading of That Book Woman: Text-Dependent Questions and Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Explicitly explained and delightfully detailed are two ways to describe this tenth lesson plan in a larger unit designed for the first few weeks of third grade. Learners continue to use and develop previously learned close reading...
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Continued Close Reading of Nasreen's Secret School: Discussions of Questions and Evidence

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders answer text-dependent questions of the story Nasreen's Secret School both independently and then collaboratively through using the carousel of questions strategy. This plan is the seventh instructional activity in a larger...
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Choosing a Book That Interests Me: Seeking the Superhero Reader in Me

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Selecting a "power book" and engaging in a structured class discussion are the learning targets for this fourth lesson in a larger unit. It is designed as a beginning of the year unit for establishing norms and routines in the classroom....
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Continued Close Reading of Rain School: Text-Dependent Questions and Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd Standards
The engaging story Rain School is further explored in the third lesson of a larger unit that explicitly teaches close reading skills by answering questions whose answers can only be found inside the text. Through teacher modeling and...
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Introducing Close Reading: Finding the Main Message and Taking Notes About Rain School

For Teachers 3rd Standards
This second lesson in a larger unit is perfect for the beginning of the year because it explicitly teaches 3rd graders how to use close reading skills by identifying unfamiliar words, figuring out the gist, and defining important...
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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of...
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Oral History Project

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewGet up-close-and-personal with history using guidance for an oral history project. An engaging resource takes pupils through brainstorming through feedback for a project to interview and collect oral histories from members of their...
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Be a Problem Solving Star

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New ReviewReach for the STARs! Using the resource, scholars review the STAR (Stop, Think, Act, Review) method and discuss how to use it to solve a math equation. Next, small groups collaborate to solve a common problem in the classroom using the...
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Communicating with I-Messages (2/2)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New ReviewClass members read a handout to learn about using I-Messages—honest statements that begin with I to get their points of view across. Next, learners practice using I-Messages with partners to better communicate without hurting others'...
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Headlining the Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewA lesson instills the importance of a catchy and informative headline to grab readers' attention. Scholars delve into a series of news articles to identify their main idea and key facts. Using what they've found, pupils write a headline...
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Good Touch, Bad Touch

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
New ReviewA lesson examines three types of touches—safe and caring touches, unsafe touches, and unwanted touches. Scholars take part in a class discussion in preparation for an activity in which small groups read scenarios, identify which type of...
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Fire Safety: What's the Plan?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewScholars complete a survey in preparation for a instructional activity all about fire safety. Small groups begin a KWL chart then discuss their responses with their peers. The class takes part in a Think, Pair, Share to gather additional...
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What Color is Your Apple?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Build your classroom community with an activity that uses apples to examine oneself and their classmates. Participants draw four large apples on blank paper then exchange them within a small group. Group members write a character trait...
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Fly Your Kite

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Encourage scholars to become a productive community member with a kite-themed lesson plan. Following a review and discussion, learners complete a Venn diagram that displays the connection between character traits needed to make a home...
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Retelling Henry's Freedom Box

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine is the focus of a lesson that sheds light on a child's experience as a slave. Following a preview of the book, scholars begin a KWL chart and discuss their...
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My Mouth is a Volcano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A discussion about interrupting others sets the stage for a activity all about respecting others when speaking. Scholars listen to the story, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook, then brainstorm ways an individual can keep from...
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What Are You Trying to Say?: A Communication Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A discussion opens a lesson all about verbal and non-verbal communication. Demonstrations and a list are made to provide examples of different types of communication. Pairs or small groups open their envelope to reveal which statement...
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Identify and Act to Prevent Bullying in Our Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars begin by listing words related to bullying then discuss their definition as a class. Small groups write sentences or draw a picture that reflects what it is to be a bully, what they do, and how it feels to be bullied. A master...
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Grade 3 Literacy: Investigating Sharks

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Shark! Scholars read about sharks in Facts about Sharks by Susanna Batchelor. They then pretend they are shark scientists and choose a shark they want to study. Learners research their sharks and record information in graphic organizers...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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Food Waste Solutions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Easy doesn't always mean better. In an era with pre-packaged everything, learners consider the environmental impact of the convenient trend. They critique the packaging of food and how waste impacts cost and then look for solutions.
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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Food Waste and Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There is a limited supply of natural resources. Pupils complete a series of activities to investigate the natural resources used in food processing. They consider food waste to draw conclusions about the amount of resources used...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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What Makes Good Character?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage positive character traits with a lesson plan that focuses on responsibility, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, citizenship, and respect. Following a discussion about each trait, scholars work collaboratively to create an...
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Listen, Remember, and Review

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson encourages positive peer interaction and enhances summarizing skills. As a class, scholars discuss the importance of listening alongside ways to better pay attention and remember information while tips and tricks are added to an...
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Make a Star Wars Folder Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Star Wars is the theme of a hands-on activity that challenges scholars to design a board game equipped with written instructions. Following a whole-class discussion, participants work collaboratively or independently to make, test, and...
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Close Reading of Pages 4 - 7 and 12 - 15 of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Bullfrog Circle

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Scholars take part in a close reading of pages four through seven and 12-15 of the book, Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Bullfrog Circle by Deborah Dennard. Readers identify the story's main idea, list its key details, and examine...
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Reading and Talking with Peers: A Carousel of Photos and Texts about Frogs

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Frogs are the theme of a lesson plan that challenges scholars to examine photographs, read informational texts, then ask and answer questions. Scholars work collaboratelively as they rotate through stations, discuss their observations,...
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Narrative STEM Lessons

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Read on if engineering interests you. Instructors peruse a set of narrative STEM lessons for grades K-6. All activities are based on reading a children's book and then solving a problem using the engineering design process.
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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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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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No Bullying Allowed

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Through discussion, role play, read-alouds, writing, and more, scholars explore the concept of bullying and practice having courage while responsibly reporting unfriendly behavior. Friendship and respect are practiced and encouraged. ...
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Bully Free Lesson Plans—Third Grade

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Two lessons shed light on two types of bullying: verbal and cyberbullying. After defining the two types, scholars take part in whole-group discussions, complete worksheets, and write reflections. A parent or guardian chat encourages an...
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Bio Inspired Design Paper Flowers

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can paper flowers have some of the same properties as real flowers? First, learners investigate how water is absorbed into a flower through capillary action by using real flowers, yarn, and paper. Then, they have an opportunity to create...
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Urban Communities

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Urban communities are the focus of a series of lessons created to meet specific needs using differentiated instruction. A pre-assessment designates scholars into three groups based on their ability level. Small groups take part in...
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Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over the course of 10 days, scholars take a pre-assessment to place them in one of three leveled groups. Whole-class and in small groups, pupils take part in read-alouds, field trips, hands-on activities, and complete learning contracts...
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Genres in Literature

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Enthusiastic readers take part in a book club unit that focuses on genre, particularly historical fiction, fantasy, and adventure. Over the course of 10 days, groups read a variety of stories and choose leveled activities from a learning...
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Feelings - Thematic Unit

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Boost language skills with a unit all about feelings. Scholars from all grade levels take part in several lessons that incorporate specific vocabulary terms and adjectives while discussing their feelings with their peers. Reading...
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Children’s Illustrators #2: Eric Carle

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Budding artists get to know Eric Carle's artistic style reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and viewing several other titles. Using similar blending techniques, scholars create a collage based on the story. 
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Global Water Supply Elementary School Curriculum

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Water is the focus of an interdisciplinary unit that brings awareness to its daily use around the world and the importance of conservation. Worksheets challenge scholars to match words and definitions, trace, complete a maze, and solve a...
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Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of the American Revolution

For Students 2nd - 8th Standards
Author Lauren Tarshis hosts a virtual field trip to the Museum of the American Revolution. Tarshis takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour stopping along the way to check out exhibits and interview Revolutionary War experts that work...
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Webcams in the Classroom: Animal Inquiry and Observation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost observational skills with an inquiry-based lesson that takes scholars on a virtual field trip. With help from webcams, learners observe animals in a zoo or aquarium. Observations go into a journal and a discussion is held to review...
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Roald Dahl-Inspired Ideas Book

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Inspire young authors to dream big and connect with their inner writer with a 13-page packet that showcases the work of the famous author, Roald Dahl. A focus on the story, The BHG, scholars begin their Idea Book, reflect on their...
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The Jungle Book: Educator Resource Guide

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
A variety of activities boost viewers' comprehension of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. Discussions, games, writing assignments, and hands-on activities are available for before and after watching the play.  
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The Jungle Book

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Accompany a viewing of Disney's live-action feature film, The Jungle Book, with a packet equipped with several activities focused on story elements. Scholars discuss and complete diagrams and charts about the movie's characters, setting,...
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Emotions/Feelings

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Three lessons delve deep into the topic of feelings and the importance of expressing one's emotions. Through grand conversation, hands-on learning experiences, and reflective writing, scholars interpret the ups and downs of everyday...
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Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Why might toy advertisers use gender stereotypes to sell their products? Young people think critically about media messages and its role in gender stereotyping with a thought-provoking lesson.
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The Rights of Migrants in the United States Lesson Plan: Traveling Suitcases

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Two activities bridge English language arts and social studies to take an inside look into immigration. Scholars interview a family member or someone they know who immigrated here. A crafted suitcase features information obtained in the...
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The Right to a Clean Environment: Right to a Clean Environment Role-Play

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A lesson challenges scholars to think critically about the world in which they live. Learners begin by role-playing a character, answering questions, and taking part in a whole-class discussion. They then brainstorm ways they can help...
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Remembering Jackie Robinson

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A four-paragraph informational text details the life of the famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson. A prompt challenges scholars to write or discuss a time in their life when they were not included and how that made them feel. 
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Selling "Boy" and "Girl"

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Monster trucks, action figures, and video games. Are these toys designed for boys or girls? Scholars work in small groups to find and categorize examples of boy and girl toys from catalogs. Next, learners analyze the two sets of pictures...
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Learn About Leadership

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
Sir Peter Blake was an award-winning New Zealand yachtsman who was killed by pirates in 2001. Scholars learn about his leadership qualities in a fun lesson that combines games, writing, and discussion. Pupils also reflect on ideas of...
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Leadership Lesson Plans

For Teachers 1st - 8th Standards
Can you be a leader without learning first? Scholars learn about leadership with a series of six lessons. Using the teen leadership activities, pupils create posters and participate in a fun game to guess the identity of celebrity role...
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A Note of Gratitude

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Gertrude Stein once said, "Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." Learners break their silence by engaging in discussion and making lists of what makes them grateful. Next, pupils write and illustrate a thank you letter to a chosen...
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Latitude and Longitude Differentiated Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars warm-up their map skills with a discussion using location words to describe familiar places. An engaging video informs class members about latitude and longitude. Three leveled activities extend the learning experience for...
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Lesson 16: Perform and Inform

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
It's showtime! After an ample amount of preparation, scholars perform their final dance based on a phrase or word of their original free-verse poem. Following the performance, class members discuss their thoughts and feelings regarding...
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Lesson 15: Revise Words In Motion! Dances and TRAIL Marker #3

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Dancers revise their dances based on their peers' feedback and rehearse their final product. A poetry lesson plan provides scholars the opportunity to reflect in written format before discussing the project with their peers. 
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Lesson 14: Finish Words In Motion! Dances, Share Dances, and Reflect For Revision

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars rehearse, perform, and reflect on the interpretive dances they've created. Choreography and music showcase their free-verse poems and highlight its prosody. 
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Lesson 12: Select Poems For Words In Motion! Dances And Begin Choreography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars gather in small groups to share their final drafts of free-verse poems. Peers reflect on their reading with a grand discussion that focuses on prosody. Poetry groups choose one poem to choreograph using motion that reflects a...
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Lesson 13: Select Music For Words In Motion! Dances And Continue Choreography

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars visit their poetry groups in order to continue selecting music and creating choreography for their interpretive dance. Dances are designed to reflect a strong word or phrase found in writers' original free-verse poems. 
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Lesson 11: Students Revise Free-Verse Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Using a rubric, young writers work in small groups to revise their first drafts of a free-verse poem. After a productive discussion, poets compose their final draft.  
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Lesson 10: Students Write Free-Verse Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After an invigorating interpretive dance, young poets compose their first draft of a free-verse poem. Peers share their drafts and reference a rubric in order to provide feedback. 
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Lesson 9: Students Brainstorm Individual Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Budding poets brainstorm ideas for writing a free-verse poem. Once their topic has been established, writers list expressive words and phrases they can use to evoke emotion and paint a picture in the mind's eye. 
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Lesson 8: Groups Create Dances Using Prosody; TRAIL Marker #2

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Groups create dances to showcase one phrase from a free-verse poem. Scholars reflect on their learning experience using an assessment in which class members respond to questions and share their feelings with their peers. 
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Lesson 7: Students Work Independently To Explore Words and Phrases In Poems Using Dance and Prosody

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Interpretive dance and prosody is the focus of a lesson plan designed to encourage movement and poetry analysis. Independently and in small groups, poetry enthusiasts explore a variety of free-verse poems, discuss specific words and...
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Lesson 6: Read "Clothesline" By Ralph Fletcher; Explore Words and Phrases Through Mirror Dance

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
The five senses are the focus of a lesson designed to explore feelings that a poem evokes through a variety of words and phrases. After a read-aloud and grand conversation, scholars dance to the free-verse poem "Clothesline" by Ralph...
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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
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Lesson 4: Instruct On Prosody; Explore Words and Phrases In Sparklers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Introduce the importance of prosody with a lesson that spotlights the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. Poetry enthusiasts begin with a discussion about using feeling and expression. They then take part in a vocal exercise that...
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Lesson 3: Read Sparklers By Mark Vinz And Instruct On Dance Concepts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Poetry enthusiasts read the poem, Sparklers by Mark Vinz, discuss their feelings after hearing it, and create an interpretive dance based on the emotions it provoked. 
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Lesson 2: Explore Words And Phrases In Dragonfly And Instruct On The Dance Skills

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage pupils to get up and move! A activity showcases the free-verse poem "Dragonfly" by Georgia Heard, and challenges scholars to express feelings through interpretive dance. 
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First Come the Zebra Teacher’s Guide

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of First Come the Zebra written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch with a teacher's guide equipped with before reading, vocabulary, and after reading activities. Additional social studies, science, music, art, math, and...
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Tiger-Tiger, is it True?

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Scholars take part in a philosophical discussion about truth, thoughts, and feelings following a reading of Tiger-Tiger is it True? by Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm. 
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Goods and Services: Some are Private, Some are Not

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Why doesn't the government provide all goods and services if we pay taxes? Pupils investigate the difference between public and private services. They analyze their communities together with an interactive classroom model and...
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What's in a Cigarette?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
How do cigarettes affect the body and environment? Scholars begin a three-activity lesson plan with a cigarette dissection to discover what's inside, then draft their own comprehensive ingredient list. To close, small groups brainstorm...
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A Simple Way to Tell Insects Apart

For Students 3rd - 12th Standards
Did you know an insect has unique mouthparts based on what and how it eats? This is a simple way to identify the order an insect belongs to. Watch a video that explains the interesting world of insect mouthparts.
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Medication Safety Patrol: Activity Stations

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Four stations challenge scholars to show what they know about the safety of taking and storing medications. Small groups rotate to read and answer questions regarding prescriptions drugs, examine prescription labels, identify appropriate...
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Medication Safety Patrol: Good Choice or Bad Choice? Game

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
A slide show provides a variety of scenarios to challenge scholars to decide whether a good choice or bad choice was made. Colorful smiley faces act as props to signify what type of decision they chose. 
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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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Medication Safety Patrol: Is It Candy or Medicine? Game

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Scholars play a sorting game designed to encourage safe medication handling. They browse pictures of candy and medication, then decide which of the two they're looking at by raising a card labeled candy or medicine.
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Which Number Should I Call?

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Who do you call if you spot someone littering? What if you see a fire? Who should you contact if the garbage truck does not arrive? Find out with a 13-question worksheet equipped with scenarios for scholars to read and decide which of...
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Christmas | All About the Holidays

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A video discusses the American traditions associated with Christmas including gift-giving, decorating, going to church, and spending time with loved ones.
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Speak Up at School

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
When someone says something offensive based on prejudice or a stereotype, it's often difficult to know how to react. A packet on tolerance and standing up for others guides teachers to both learn and instruct members of their class to...
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Matilda - The New Home

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Matilda finally gets her happy ending with a new home with Miss Honey. But first, Mr. Wormwood goes on trial for his wrong doings and bad car sales. Class members take on the role of a character in the trial and participate in a role...
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Matilda - The First Miracle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
As the story unfolds, readers discover Matilda has a superpower. Take part in an activity that has learners talking about what superpower they would have, how they would use it, and how it could help others. Then, after reading the 14th...
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Matilda - The Weekly Test

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Readers take the main characters in Matilda and individually describe them through a mnemonic. To get there, group members create an acrostic poem describing the character they were given, and choose one of the words from the acrostic...
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Matilda - Bruce Bogtrotter and the Cake

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
After reading the 11th chapter in Matilda, class members take on the role of Bruce Bogtrotter and re-enact the cake eating scene. Here's the catch: they must come-up with an impromptu re-enactment of the scene from the story, and use...
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Matilda - The Platinum-Blond Man

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Before reading Chapter Six, "The Platinum-Blond Man" in Matilda, readers preview the illustration of Mrs. Wormwood dropping her plate of food, and think about what may have happened to cause the scene. After reading the chapter, class...
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Matilda - Miss Trunchbull

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
How would you react to the Trunchbull if she was your teacher? This is the focus of an activity that has readers imagining and then acting out their reactions to various Trunchball scenarios in the story.
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Matilda - Miss Honey and The Trunchbull

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
As the instructor reads aloud several quotes from five chapters of the story Matilda, class members mime their interpretation of the scenes. Then, after reading "Miss Honey" and "The Trenchbull" (chapters seven and eight), the class...
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Quick Literacy Centers for Back to School

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Use a set of quick and easy to use literacy centers at the beginning of the year as you start to assess your students. The 13-page packet provides writing and reading activities with simple directions that allows new class members to...
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Digital Citizenship Flashcard Deck

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Being responsible online, leaving a digital footprint, and knowing how to be Internet safe are all important aspects of digital citizenship. Use a set of flash cards that promote conversations among the classroom and instill awareness of...
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Writing a Narrative: How Bear Lost His Tail

For Students 3rd Standards
After reading the first, second, and third parts of "How Bear Lost His Tail", third grade writers answer questions about the story by completing a series of options, including discussion points. Then, they begin to plan a new narrative...
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Writing Informational Text: Lemonade Stand

For Students 3rd Standards
Use a performance task to assess third graders' ability to read informational text. After they plan a lemonade stand business, young entrepreneurs implement that plan through informational writing. The task assumes learners can...
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"Steer" Toward STEM: Careers in Animal Agriculture

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Think like an engineer and an agricultural scientist over the course of 12 lessons in a STEM based unit. Young scientists take on the roles of animal physiologists, animal geneticists, agricultural engineers, animal nutritionists, and...
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Genuine Compliments

For Teachers 3rd Standards
A compliment isn't a compliment unless it's genuine. Following a share, inspire, empower, and act routine, scholars gather in small groups to discuss what a a compliment is and how to best compliment someone. Then, they prove their...
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Who Are You?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
An interactive game of Bingo prompts scholars to discover and encourage their peers' strengths and talents — swimming, telling jokes, listening well, and more!  
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Create a Volunteer Spirit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Motivate young citizens to make a positive difference through volunteering. Scholars examine the local and school community to discover ways the class, as a whole, can volunteer their time to help one or the other, then reflect on their...
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Why Volunteer?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Inspire scholars to volunteer their time to make a positive change in their community. With help from research, a public speaker, and reflection, learners define and asses what it takes to be a volunteer in a business, non-profit,...
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What is Bullying?

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What is the definition of bullying, and how can you deal with it? Elementary and middle schoolers discuss verbal, physical, social, and cyberbullying before talking about strategies to avoid and stop bullying in their school.
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Coping with Bullying Lesson Plan: Strategies for Real-Life Situations

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Offer young scholars strategies for dealing with bullies with help from BrainPop Jr.'s favorite characters, Annie and Moby. Youngsters watch a video, take part in a grand conversation, and play a game designed to reinforce coping skills...
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Living in the Milky Way

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Get to know our galaxy with an astronomy-themed, hands-on activity. Scholars watch an informative video, answer questions, and construct a model of the Milky Way in order to examine its contents and the distance inside it.  
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The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
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Paying Attention and Listening to Others

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
It's always fun to talk about something you're interested in, but it's just as important to listen to what someone else has to say. Guide class members into becoming stronger listeners with an interactive brainstorming activity.
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Tone of Voice and Volume Control

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What level of voice is most appropriate for the classroom? Develop volume control in your learners with ASD with an activity that lets them know when they are using appropriate and inappropriate voice level.
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Appropriate Topics of Conversation

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Conversation skills are key for having good social skills, but it can be tough for some especially those with autism. Use an activity that walks ASD pupils through topics that are and aren't appropriate for various audiences as they fill...
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Social Skills Card Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Encourage social skills including listening, speaking, and taking turns with a card game that challenges scholars to discuss topics and summarize in groups of four. 
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Educating Children about Autism in an Inclusive Classroom

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
How do we meet the needs of learners with autism? Find out with an in-depth study that offers a thorough explanation of autism—what it is and how unique every individual's case may be, nine lesson plans spanning from kindergarten to 12th...
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Every Thing On It Lessons and Activities

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Honor the great poet, Shel Silverstein with eighteen activities and lessons showcasing his collection of poems from the book, Every Thing On It. Activities challenge scholars to rhyme words, make inferences, recite a poem, and more! 
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Learning about Volcanoes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
There's something about the classic volcano demonstration that can grab any learners' attention. Scholars begin with a reading and grand conversation about volcanoes, construct an erupting volcano using vinegar and baking soda, then show...
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Water Supply

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Participate in three activities that look at the earth's limited water supply and the changes water goes through as it enters each phase of the water cycle. The resource is complete with three activities that demonstrate the changing...
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Wad-a-Watershed

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What kind of impact do humans have on watersheds? Find out in a lesson that defines, explores, and promotes ways to protect our watersheds. The ultimate goal of the lesson is for learners to discover how a watershed is impacted by...
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Seed Dispersal

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Engineering challenges are not just man-made ... nature has its own set of them. A hands-on STEM activity has groups designing a seed dispersal system. Each group can only use one sheet of paper — a tough task!
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Soap and Water Science

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Learn about germs without getting sick! An interactive resource prompts learners to identify the dirtiest surfaces on a city street. Class members then participate in a demonstration about washing dirty hands and how using soap can kill...
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Hearts for St. Patrick

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the history of St. Patrick's Day and add a festive touch to classroom decor with an activity that combines holiday symbols, limericks, and class members' craftiness to create paper shamrocks. 
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Abraham Lincoln

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Honor Abe Lincoln with a set of activity-based worksheets that can be used independently and in collaborative groups. Young historians participate in a listening activity where they fill in the missing blanks in a passage while being...
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The Lorax

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Accompany a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Tell Me, Tree by Gail Gibbons with an activity packet designed to bring awareness to nature, specifically trees. Scholars take to the outside, draw lines to create trees reminiscent of...
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Circle of Pong

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
A STEM lesson presents a simulation of placing a scientific instrument in a lava flow. Teams design and build a device that can place a ping pong ball in a cup from a distance of at least three feet. They test and refine the device...
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Float a Boat

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Build a floating vessel capable of carrying cargo. Groups create a vessel that floats and can carry at least 10 pennies to model a mass transit system. After learning about buoyancy, density, and energy, they redesign their vessels in...
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Bobsled Blitz

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Design an aerodynamic bobsled. Groups create a bobsled that meets certain constraints from everyday materials. After learning about friction, aerodynamics, acceleration, and terminal velocity, pupils get a chance to improve on their...
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Tree House Escape

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Use simple machines to escape from a tree house. Pupils learn about simple machines and how they are useful in everyday life in a STEM lesson. Groups then design a device to rescue a friend stuck in a tree house.
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Motion Commotion

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Ever wonder what it would be like to be Rube Goldberg for a day? Scholars learn about simple machines and how combining them creates complex machines in a STEM activity. They use everyday materials to build machines to ring a bell along...
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Magnet Circus

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Explore applications of magnetic force. Groups learn about magnetism and create a circus act using magnets in the STEM activity. They attempt to create a perpetual motion machine that makes use of magnetic force.
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Fire Brigade

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Only you can create a firefighting innovation. Pupils first learn about fire suppressants and retardants in the STEM lesson. They then take part in two design challenges where they consider new firefighting techniques.
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Exploring Buoyancy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Dive into a STEM lesson! Scholars learn about positive and negative buoyancy and how they relate to concepts of density and pressure. They design a device that can dive into water to pick up an object.