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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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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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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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Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Opinion, audience, purpose. Fourth graders are introduced to the three characteristics of persuasive writing in the third unit of a year-long writing program. The 98-page packet is complete with plans, model essays, graphic organizers,...
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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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Taking the Reins: Women in Politics | Idaho Experience

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
New ReviewMay Arkwright Hutton may not be a familiar name to some but she played a major role in Idaho's Suffrage Movement. An entrepreneur, Hutton used her wealth to promote suffrage. A short video introduces viewers to the work of this...
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Persuasive Letters

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewSharpen persuasive writing skills while trying to solve a community problem. Learners choose a burning topic and then write letters to persuade others to come around to their views. The provided procedures walk through how to guide the...
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Child Labor and Human Rights

For Teachers 4th Standards
How young is too young to have a job? A thoughtful lesson guides scholars through different texts to learn about child labor conditions, the right to safe working conditions, and fair wages. Class members ultimately complete writing...
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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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Community and Economy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
What does it take to make a town run smoothly each and every day? Scholars create their own Biztown with hands-on interactive activities. Using games, demonstrations, and decision-making skills, they learn what resources they need for a...
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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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Writing an Opinion: Student Council

For Students 4th Standards
A three-part assessment challenges scholars to write opinion essays covering the topic of the student council. After reading three passages, writers complete a chart, work with peers to complete a mini-research project, answer...
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A Tale of Two Men

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Theodore Roosevelt and the Marquis de Mores were both born in 1858, and both came to the Dakota territory in 1883, but they influenced the developing country of America in different ways. Elementary and middle schoolers apply written and...
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THE Founding Father

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Who is the founding father—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, or Benjamin Franklin? Scholars decide which of three early Americans, should be crowned the founding father of America based on research. Then, they compose a persuasive...
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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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Opinion Argument Writing Packet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
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Opinion: Persuasive Essay Unit Introduction

For Teachers 4th Standards
Everyone has an opinion, but the trick is figuring out how to argue a position with purpose and logic. Guide scholars to answer the question, What is argumentative writing? with activities that include brainstorming ideas, holding a...
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Maniac Magee: Problematic Situation

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
As part of their reading of Jerry Spinelli's Maniac Magee, class members consider what it would take to survive living on their own. Using the provided worksheet, individuals list their needs and decide where they would seek shelter.
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Charlotte's Web - Character Analysis

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Augment your instruction on Charlotte's Web with this collection of eight related lesson plans. Kids can explore characters, write opinion pieces, conduct research, practice descriptive writing and making inferences, and examine E.B....
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Less Than Zero

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Perry the penguin wants to buy a new scooter, but he doesn't have any funds! Walk your kids through the short book Less Than Zero, and have them track his borrowing, spending, and saving on a line graph while you read. Pupils will learn...
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Paragraphing

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Strengthen the structure of young scholars' writing with this series of lessons on paragraphs. Starting with a look at different the types of paragraphs including expository, persuasive, narrative, and descriptive, students go on to...
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At-Risk Species

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are currently thousands of species around the world whose survival is in serious danger. This lesson allows young conservationists to explore this global issue by classifying at-risk animals by the various factors threatening their...
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George Washington’s Socks Reader’s Guide

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Dive into a class reading of the book George Washington's Socks with the help of this guide. Including a vocabulary list and series of comprehension questions for each chapter, this resource provides an excellent foundation for exploring...
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The Path of Least Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't be able to resist this lesson on the path of least resistance, or rather, on conductors and insulators. Using two types of modeling dough, one that conducts and one that insulates, young electrical engineers construct...