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33 resources with the keyterm connect ideas

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Band of Brothers

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
What is a community? Explore the idea of community by investigating countries that have experienced severe damage. Learners discuss the horrible aftermath the 2011 earthquake had on Japan's infrastructure after the tsunami it caused....
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Secrets of the Mummies

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
How did the ancient people of Egypt preserve their dead so well that their bodies are still recognizable today? Learn the painstakingly complex process they used for preservation. Young scholars read and summarize a narrative detailing...
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Can You Feel the Thunder?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Discuss disability awareness and acceptance of people who are different with this resource. After reading the story, Can You Feel the Thunder? by Lynn E. McElfresh, learners talk about metaphors, answer cause and effect questions, and...
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Unlocking Lyrics

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Writers use details to infer meaning beyond the surface level of their stories. In this richly detailed plan, the lyrics of spirituals are used to show class members how to recognize these inferences and to recognize the messages...
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Ecuadorian Rainforest

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class talk about the importance of the rainforest and the products that come from it. Learners watch a video showing the path of chocolate from the rainforest to the supermarket. They discuss how the rainforest and chocolate...
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Who's Got Game? The Lion or the Mouse?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Discuss bullying, folk tales, and more using this resource. Learners read the story The Lion and the Mouse by Toni and Slade Morrison, engage in cause and effect activities, make predictions, and discuss bullying. This is a motivating...
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Stop Quarreling

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
How do you overcome angry or hurt feelings? Group your young learners and share Charlotte Zolotow's The Quarreling Book. There are a list of suggested questions for you to use to prompt discussion. Give your youngsters the tools they...
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Ground Rules for Discussion

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
The whole group collaborates to form rules for working in small groups. They improve classroom management by defining the difference between discussing and fighting and brainstorming how to work together cooperatively. Each group forms...
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Nutrition and the Media: Cereal Box Consumerism

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
How many treats do you buy each week? Learners investigate diets and how the media tricks consumers into purchasing unhealthy snacks. They will investigate the designs and logos affiliated with cereal boxes and identify specific phrases...
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Picturing the Story

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Practice story analysis in a narrative writing activity. Elementary and middle schoolers analyze a movie's characters, setting, dialogue, and theme. They use these elements and analysis to create a new story about the characters. A great...
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Connectors Exercise: Transitional Words

For Students 3rd - 8th
Transitional words and phrases make writing smooth and ease oral fluency. This resource gives English  learners a chance to practice using common connecting words and phrases like above all, firstly (sic), instead, etc. Answers are...
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Signal Words in Expository Text

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Signal words are one way that authors make the relationships between their ideas clear. Allow your learners the chance to investigate cause and effect in texts by identifying signal words. They locate and analyze cause-and-effect...
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Persuasive Writing: Smoking Bans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Clear the air with this persuasive writing activity, in which middle schoolers investigate smoking bans. Helpful as a cross-curricular health instructional activity, the assignment prompts young learners to brainstorm reasons why people...
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Primary Sources and Protagonists: A Native American Literature Unit

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Introduce your middle schoolers to the lives of past Native Americans. First, learners work together to put photographs in a sequence. Then, using their sequence, they create stories to share with the whole class. No matter how old your...
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Dominion of War

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Start by watching Drummer Boys of the Civil War. This group of people is rarely studied or appreciated, and your learners will be interested to learn their significant role in wartime efforts. A reading of excerpts from The Boys' War and...
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Book Discussions in a Reading Partnership

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Do you have a lot of different reading levels in your class? Pair kids up by level and have them choose a book to read independently. They will make predictions, ask questions, make connections, etc. Consider creating a general reading...
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Texas 12 Days of Christmas

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Elementary schoolers explore writing complete thoughts about a personal memory. First, read Texas 12 Days of Christmas. Then learners brainstorm ideas on why people write letters and use descriptive words to create a picture in the...
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Find The Hidden Message: Media Literacy in Primary Grades

For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners practice listening to and reading various types of media and text. In groups, learners use video, newspapers, magazines, and more to compare and contrast different types of information. They identify the differences between fact...
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Reading Strategies: Main Idea

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Identify the main idea and the supporting details of a story in a literacy resource from Discovery Education. Complete with procedures, vocabulary, and assessment activities, this is a great way for pupils to practice their outlining...
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Read All About it

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners create and publish a newspaper that reflects and explains pioneer and medieval societies. They become newspaper writers for a specific time period. They adopt a holistic approach to exploring community life in medieval and...
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Going Westward: Getting Ready, On the Trail and Settling the Claim

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders work in small "family" groups. They participate in a group discussion about reasons people were moving west, and the finality of leaving home. They look at maps of the west and a pioneer travel guide. The families discuss...
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Michelle Kwan: Heart of a Champion

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Who is a champion to your class? Elementary and middle schoolers think of a role-model from their lives. Then, in their journals, they write evidence of that person's perseverance. They identify the character trait of perseverance with...
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The Meaning of Theme

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers discuss the meaning of the word theme as it relates to writing. They talk about some themes of their reading book, revealing how they figured the themes out. Can they brainstorm another book they've read...