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Immigration Debate

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The 2010 immigration bill passed in Arizona provides class members with an opportunity to examine various perspectives of the immigration debate by watching news videos, reading interview, editorials, and viewing images. Discussion...
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Navajo Pottery: Beautiful Objects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young potters make their very own version of the classic Navajo Pottery. With helpful worksheets and applicable cross-curricular activities, the lesson is an enriching way to mold both your clay and the multicultural acceptance of your...
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Subject-Verb Agreement D and E

For Students 7th - 10th
Of course your kids know subject and verb agreement, but do they really know how to use it? These worksheets test the hard stuff, like sentences that use either, most, several, none, and all. Thirty sentences are presented in total, and...
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Unknown Frost Poem Discovered

For Students 8th - 12th
What? A long-lost poem from Robert Frost? Introduce your class to a poem recently found and published from Robert Frost's personal collection. The lesson includes background information on the author, the poem itself, and a list of...
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Anne Frank The Life and Diary of a Young Girl

For Teachers 7th - 8th
For any teacher who is entering into a unit of study on Nazi Germany, the concentration camps, or on Anne Frank herself, this presentation would be of great value. The slides are packed with important and illuminating information about...
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Comma Splices

For Students 7th - 12th
Ah, the comma splice; somehow it works its way into middle and high schoolers' writing quite often. To start, this instructional activity defines comma splice and focuses on the four ways to correct them. For practice, pupils correct the...
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To Kill a Mockingbird: Theme

For Students 8th - 9th
So many themes are expertly woven through Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. On the first page, scholars will read five themes, selecting an incident and a quote to highlight that theme. On page two, they use chapters 29-31 to...
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Elements of Literature: Characterization

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Looks, says, does. Show your writers how to bring characters to life. Color-coded slides highlight various methods of characterization and how to spot clues to a character’s motivation. A great addition to your curriculum library! 
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Plot: A Chain of Events

For Teachers 7th - 12th
What happens next? Introduce your readers to the literary element of plot with a colorful, funny, and engaging presentation that includes two great story models. Viewers will especially enjoy the retelling of the story of the three pigs.
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Responding to Uncertainties and Changes

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders read articles to make them aware of the world around them.  In this social awareness lesson, 5th graders complete a reading on social issues and write a response to the literature.  Students include complex sentences in...
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Walk Two Moons: The Lunatic Mystery Case Book

For Students 7th - 9th
Here’s the meatball in the bowl of spaghetti. Readers build a Lunatic Mystery Case Book, collecting evidence to support their prediction about the identity of the lunatic in Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech’s Newbery Medal winning novel....
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Details, Details, Details

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Writing can become one-dimensional if authors don't involve all their senses. First, scholars observe a strange object which, ideally, they can touch and even smell. Without using certain words (you can create a list or have the class...
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Writing a Memorable Poem

For Students 7th - 12th
Nascent poets carefully examine a color photograph and then respond to a series of questions. Using these responses, they craft a poem prompted by the image. A link to powerful photos is included so the exercise can be repeated.
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The Hobbit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here’s a series of exercises designed to be used after readers have finished reading The Hobbit. Pairs identify the speaker of a series of quotes, match characters with qualities, and provide evidence from the story to support their...
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Harness Music to Enhance Writing

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Use the magic of music to engage the senses and bring new life to your writing curriculum.
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Native Harvest

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students read Native Plants and Early Peoples and explore the plants in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and find how the Native Americans used them.  In this Native American plant and people lesson, students research two types...