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Research for State Brochures

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Ask your young researchers to create a state brochure by working together to research Alaska and then use facts they have learned from the novel Woodsong to create a travel brochure about Alaska. Pupils must include a bibliography and...
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Activity
Scripps Ranch High School

The Crucible Journal Project

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
While reading Arthur Miller's The Crucible, start or end each day with a journal activity. The project includes a list of prompts for each act of the play. Pupils choose a prompt every time they write and connect their own experiences to...
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Lesson Plan
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My Habitat

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore the environment they live in. In this habitats lesson plan, students define habitat and create a web in kidspiration. Students take a walk outside and record what they see and hear and may take pictures as well. Students...
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Flutter Farm

For Teachers 5th
  Students create their own butterfly garden and follow a participation plan to ensure that everyone will have a hand in the garden.  In this gardening lesson, 5th graders log their progress with their garden by taking photos, and...
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Writing
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Journal Guidelines for OLS 388

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Journaling can be a great way to get learners to open up more than they would in a whole class discussion. These guidelines prompt scholars to form groups and answer questions in their journals. Most questions refer to certain concepts...
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Lesson Plan
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Meaning for Me

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Integrity: adherence to moral and ethical principles. We hear this word thrown around a lot, especially in school settings, but what does it really mean? Have your learners construct a meaning that rings true for them with this short plan.
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PPT
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Invention (Prewriting)

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Direct your class as they begin writing. Most slides contain questions that scholars can record and reference while they start the process of research and writing. Help learners get through writers' block, freewrite, and brainstorm to...
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Ornaments for Nursing Home Tree

For Teachers K - 5th
Students participate in an activity that will allow them to create a gift for a nursing home patient and give their gift to someone who needs a caring hand. In this community service activity, students learn compassion, and also...
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Printables
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My __ Grade Writing Journal

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Encourage your class to write their thoughts down. The journal is made up of a cover page, where a pupil can write their grade level and name, and pages for each month of the year.
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Lesson Plan
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Do You Have a Blog?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Ask learners about their personal writing habits, such as whether they keep a journal or a blog, or if they'd ever want to. Though this is not a fully developed lesson, you can use this article and question to provoke discussion and...
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Types of Journal Writing

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Examine with your class the practical uses of journals and discover how journal writing can help academically and personally. Pupils discover the different types of journal writing and decide which style works best for them.
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From A Different Perspective

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Emerging writers create a response to their reading. They read Notes from the Trail and discuss whose perspective the journal entry is written from. Then, they write a response to the journal entry in first person perspective as if they...
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Coming To America

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students investigate the history of America with the help of children's literature. The story is structured as a timeline that begins at the time of Columbus and progresses to the present. The teacher reads the story with the class and...
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Lesson Plan
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A Visit to Aunt Louisa's

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders write a diary entry. In this journaling lesson students examine a 1880's primary source document. Students read about a young girl visiting her Aunt in rural Indiana. Students write about what they did in the last day.
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15 Seconds of Fame

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students write an autobiographical essay. For this writing lesson students read a narrative, Panic in Paris, and review the elements of a narrative as a class discussion. Well-known stories are used as examples for writing their own...
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Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Research animals and develop a non-fiction presentation. Young scholars will complete research on a particular animal and determine the animal's characteristics as well as habitat before choosing a differentiated project to present using...
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Unit Plan
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Coming to America: U.S. Immigration

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students study immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century. In this immigration lesson plan, students participate in activities including creating maps, responding to non fiction text, memorizing and analyzing poetry, and...
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Journaling

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify, record, and process lessons completed through various service-learning activities. They create two-sided copies of the journal cover on colored paper and decorate so that it shows through both sides. Students then...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students create a graphic timeline depicting who they are, where they've been and where they think they are going in their lives. They analyze and reflect upon the important events of their lives, and then use this as a starting point...
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STUDENT'S CHOICE

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students interact, answer questions, and extend the story plot. They write a Haiku or basic poetry with their words, name characters, create a new ending for a story, and write a new story with one of the characters.
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Lesson Plan
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Trout In The Classroom

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students have trout in their classroom and complete journaling, checklists, temperature checking, and ammonia level recording. For this trout lesson plan, take weekly observation records of their trout.
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Worksheet
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My Journal

For Students 1st - 3rd
In this journalism worksheet, students complete 7 short answer questions regarding literary interests. Students are asked to reflect on their current reading assignments and lessons which they are involved in.
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Activity
Morningside Center

Activities to Close the School Year

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students participate in end of the school year activities. In this reflective lesson, students take part in a closing circle, journaling, weaving a web, and hopes and expectations activities to reflect on what they have learned.
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Civil War Journal Mini Lesson

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the battles of the Civil War through journaling exercises. For this American Civil War lesson, 8th graders write journals from the perspective of teens accompanying the troops into various battles.