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Sensory Language in Owl Moon

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars share a favorite memory then take part in a read-aloud of the story, Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Learners discuss thoughts and experiences the main characters found memorable. Pupils rummage through copies of the book to locate...
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Who Can Help Me at School?

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
A discussion about community helpers opens a lesson about the helpers in your school. Scholars list responsible adults found at school, a list they can reference while they complete a graphic organizer that answers a series of questions...
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Tree Life

For Teachers 2nd Standards
The life of a tree is the focus of a packet consisting of several activities all covering a different subject. Second graders measure shadows, make pinecone critters, write poems, count rings, complete a word search, play tree tag, and...
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Parts of a Tree

For Teachers 1st Standards
Discover the parts of a tree and so much more with a packet of activities covering a range of subjects. First graders label practice pages, test their measuring and addition skills, explore books, dance, build 3-D trees, play games, give...
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My Mouth is a Volcano

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
A discussion about interrupting others sets the stage for a lesson 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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Character Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Over three days, scholars examine characters found in the story, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White, with a focus on how they exhibit friendship. Beginning with a discussion about the common character traits of a good friend, learners observe...
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Fact or Opinion?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A warm-up tasks learners to write a brief explanation about the difference between fact and opinion. When ready, scholars listen to statements then quickly identify it as fact or opinion using labeled cards. Independently or in pairs,...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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BIG Ideas about BIG Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, begins a lesson all about big emotions. Scholars share a time when someone they know exhibited strong feelings, focusing on what they said, looked like, and how they...
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Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom, Rhyme-a, Rhyme-a, Zoom-Zoom

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost rhyming skills with a lesson that uses the classic story, Chicka, Chicka, Boom-Boom by Bill Martin Jr. A read-aloud sparks the interest of young scholars while they point out rhyming words and repeated text. A pocket chart...
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Comic Strip Stories

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars use their knowledge of plot and sequencing of events to compose a narrative story using a comic strip. To begin, learners look at and listen to a comic strip then write a summary. The class brainstorms ideas for a comic strip...
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Affirming Words

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost self-esteem with a lesson that focuses on using positive affirmations. Scholars discuss what self-esteem is and why it is important. Following an example list from the teacher, small groups take turns listing admirable qualities...
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Calendars

For Students K - 12th
A colorful calendar template allows learners to add dates and notes about upcoming events.
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To, Two, and Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A brief discussion about homophones begins a lesson plan that focuses on words to, two, and too. Pairs work together to complete a worksheet and check their answers. Three groups challenge scholars to read independently, complete a...
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Using Biographies for Sequencing, Main Idea and Details

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Amelia Earhart is the focus of a instructional activity that challenges scholars to determine the main idea and details of biographical texts. Small groups read a biography, respond to several questions, and put events in sequential...