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Study Guide for Bridge to Terabithia

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Bridge to Terabithia is a story about friendship that brings magic into ordinary life. Study guides may not be magical, but the guided questions, graphic organizers, extension activities, vocabulary, and discussion questions help...
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The World of Ramona

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Bring the fun and whimsy of Beverly Cleary into your classroom with a teaching guide created to accompany the Ramona series. The guide offers several ideas for classroom use, including independent reading, reading aloud, and literature...
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Maltese Cross Cabin

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
The Maltese Cross Cabin, a frontier residence of Theodore Roosevelt, is a time capsule that commemorates Roosevelt's time in the Dakota territory. An explanatory video and response guide takes students on a virtual tour of the wooden...
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Ellipsis

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Learners read phrases and determine how to punctuate each one in a learning exercise that uses dialogue from The Train to Oxford by Scott Thornbury. They then read another set of phrases and shorten them as much as possible without...
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Comparative Adjectives: Words That End in Y

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
What do messy, dreamy, and lucky have in common? They are all adjectives that trade their -y for -ier in the comparative form! Learners practice the vowel shift with twenty adjectives, all of which end in -y.
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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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Island of the Blue Dolphins: Vocabulary and Spelling

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Accompany a classroom novel study of Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell with a spelling and vocabulary packet. Scholars define several terms and choose three of nine spelling activities to complete over the course of a week. 
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That’s Amazing!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
That's Amazing! is the theme of an English language development unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Following a speak, look, move, and listen routine, scholars delve into topics; seasons, weather, animals, landforms, telling time,...
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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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Friendship Tweet

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A tweet can only be 140 characters long, including spaces. Challenge class members to write a positive note to one or more of their peers in 140 characters or less. It is a great activity to give on Valentine's Day to upper elementary...
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Comma Review One

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Commas are helpful for separating names of cities from states, setting off interjections, and listing items in a series. Practice the many uses of commas with a set of grammar exercises designed for both elementary and middle school...
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Capitalization Review

For Students 2nd - 7th Standards
Using correct grammar is a capital idea! Elementary readers review the rules of capitalization, including proper nouns, abbreviations of organizations, and holidays, before correcting the errors in two sets of sentences.  
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Remembering Heroes

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What does it take to be a hero? On 9/11 heroes came in all shapes and sizes. Learners write a mini biography about their chosen hero from that fateful day in a collaborative and thoughtful lesson. Then, as a class, learners build a...
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Apostrophe Practice

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Knowing when and where to insert an apostrophe is important, as well as knowing the meaning of that apostrophe. Class members read sentences and practice putting apostrophes where they are needed.
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The Power of Punctuation

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
A misplaced comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence. Practice perfect punctuation with a collection of songs, games, worksheets, and writing prompts. From pasta punctuation marks to comma necklaces, there's something for...
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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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Reviewing Conventions and Editing Peers’ Work

For Teachers 4th Standards
Encourage young writers to edit text based on conventions. After reviewing the conventions, fourth graders watch a teacher demonstration on how to revise a paragraph for correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, or dialogue. Then,...
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Publishing Historical Fiction Narratives

For Teachers 4th Standards
Class members discover what it means to publish their works. Working on a computer, young writers use an online dictionary to edit their spellings and conventions based on the information added to the rubric. From here, and for the...
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Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Guide young grammarians through common sentence structures with a helpful slideshow presentation. Focusing on coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, the presentation helps individuals to see the elements that make up different...
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English Tenses and Verb Forms

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Distinguish between passive and active voice with a grammar instructional activity. It contains three exercises in which pupils turn direct speech into indirect speech and create new sentences using passive voice. 
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Practice Book: The Boy Who Saved Baseball

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An array of reading comprehension, grammar, spelling, and vocabulary activities are at your fingertips with a language arts practice packet. Second, third, and fourth graders work on various skills using reading passages and word banks,...
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Understanding Paragraph Basics

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Full of informative, helpful, and accessible activities, a language arts packet is sure to be a valuable part of your writing unit. It's versatile between reading levels and grade levels, and focuses on the most efficient ways for your...
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4th Grade Personal Narrative

For Students 4th Standards
Throughout 10 lessons, fourth graders learn how to plan, organize, write, and edit their own personal narratives. In the beginning, young writers come up with ideas of personal experiences and the emotions linked with those experiences....