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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
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Persona in Autobiography

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
A talkative old man? A naïve believer in Human Perfectibility? A Sage? Who is this guy, anyway? The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin launches a study of the way Franklin uses structure, style, and purpose, as well as different...
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Write Right!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After watching part of a Club Write Kids video and discussing the editing process, each group of learners writes a letter to a favorite author. They ask for a copy of a page of manuscript that has gone through the editing process. Prior...
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Persuasion Through Rhetoric: Common Devices and Techniques

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Context, purpose, and thesis, the three elements of rhetoric, are highlighted in a presentation about persuasive discourse. Designed to accompany a high school or college-level lecture, the resource does provide the necessary basic...
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Report Writing

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
The guidelines for writing a report are concisely summarized in a presentation that details the phases (exploratory, implementation, improvement), the revision process, and the formatting for this kind of technical writing.
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Friendly Letter Writing and Sentence Structure

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore communication through writing by analyzing individual sentences with young writers. They practice writing compound sentences and identifying sentence fragments. The next step has them learn the five parts of a friendly letter....
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Mood

For Students 5th - 8th
In this mood worksheet, students read a passage and define the theme, mood, and purpose of what they read. Students complete 3 questions.
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Nutrition

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students determine which foods help keep our bodies healthy. They identify the six food groups and classify different food items into the correct categories of the food pyramid. They evaluate for one week the foods that they eat and...
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Dictionaries

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners understand the way the dictionary is laid out as well as the purpose for why people use dictionaries. In this language arts lesson, students recognize the need for alphabetical order and are able to find words using a...
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Fairy Tales

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars explore fairy tales. For this fairy tales lesson, students analyze the main idea of a fairy tale and interpret it. Young scholars then re-write the story from the point of view of another character or object in the story.
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Freshman Project-Part 6-Final Written Report

For Students 7th - 10th
For this project worksheet, learners complete a formal write up of their experiments. This includes a rationale, a purpose, a hypothesis, their experimental design, materials, procedure, data tables with variables, graphs and a...
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The Need to Evaluate

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students access 3 Internet sites. They examine the need to question information found on the Internet and research a question using the Internet. They study discrepancies among Web sites and brainstorm indicators that determine a Web...
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Evaluation Practice

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars analyze several web sites for the five indicators: authorship, purpose, URL, currency and design. they Recognize the differences between a credible Web site and a questionable one.
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students discuss and define what folk and fairy tales are. In this literature lesson, students construct their own working definitions for folk and fairy tales. Students choose to work as a class or in cooperative groups. Then students...
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Shared Reading: A Lesson Plan to Introduce Patriotism in the Classroom

For Teachers K
Students learn why we say the Pledge of Allegiance through shared reading. In this shared reading lesson plan, students are shown the Pledge of Allegiance in 3 different forms. While they are exploring the pledge, the teacher explains...
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Planning Chart

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this planning chart worksheet, students write down the topic on the line provided, circle or write their purpose for writing in the first column and answer the four questions in the second column.
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Wrapped in Mystery

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders can identify five basic elements that most mysteries contain. They put the elements of mystery into a graphic organizer they can follow. They construct meaning after reading Poe's short story and identify or infer the...
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Author's Purpose

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students identify the key components to determining the author's purpose in literature. They read a short selection and answer four key questions. Student chart the responses. They discuss the responses and identify the author's purpose.
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Native American and Colonial Literature Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students compare the tone, purpose, point of view, etc. of traditional Native American poems and creation myths to traditional Colonial American literature. they debate which is the right way of thinking/living.
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Animal Parts Match The Environment

For Teachers 1st
First graders watch a video and discuss animal parts focusing on eating and movement parts. They create an animal puppet with the proper mouth and movement parts.