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Starting an Elementary Book Club

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Discover the benefits of starting a book club in this two-part article.
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Other Changes (Life-Changing Events Outside of the Family)

For Teachers K Standards
Change is inevitable. Kindergarteners discuss coping skills to properly manage changes that can occur outside the family.  Scholars reflect on their life changes after starting kindergarten. They discuss their feelings and draw a...
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For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Engage students in developing an environmentally friendly school with this upper-elementary conservation instructional activity. After an introductory discussion about recycling, children practice sorting common classroom items based on...
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Strong Descriptive Writing: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Support your writers! Clear procedures and appropriate support make this a superb resource for elementary writing instruction. Ready your class to compose original descriptive paragraphs inspired by the episode in Roald Dahl's James and...
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Creating a Caring Culture: Appreciating the Diversity of Your School

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore community diversity. For this character education lesson, students read the book Is There Really a Human Race? discussing it with their classmates and teachers. Students design paper dolls to represent themselves and...
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The Past Perfect Simple

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
How long have you lived in Ireland? Help your intermediate and advanced English language learners use the past perfect simple to explain continuous actions that started in the past, and actions that happened sometime in the past. After...
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Lesson Plans for High School Teachers at Halloween

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Bring some ghostly literature into your English classroom! Witches or The Raven will get your lesson started! After reading or listening to one of the suggested excerpts, learners write a scene from the text and perform it during the...
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Summarizing: James and the Giant Peach

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Text marking and a T-chart format to distinguish important information from trivia help elementary readers summarize effectively. Encouraging readers to construct a chapter summary from paragraph-level topic sentences is another sound...
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Time Foldable

For Teachers 1st
First graders listen to and discuss the book, The Time Song. In this math instructional activity, 1st graders discover what they can do in a second, a minute, and a hour. Additionally students create a flap book to display time...
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Magical Leprechaun Footprints

For Teachers K - 2nd
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this lesson. Learners discuss the "magic" of leprechauns and create drawings of three leaf clovers and footprints in this art lesson for the early-elementary classroom. This is a great lesson for the...
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All About Me

For Teachers K - 7th
This is an awesome resource for any elementary or middle school teacher about to start a new school year! This resource includes an extensive list of activities for introducing the members of your class to each other. Some of the ideas...
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Mapping Out the Story

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Discuss the reading comprehension strategy of summarization with your elementary schoolers! They read a chapter from their social studies textbook, Regions Near and Far, and create a map, or word web, for the chapter. They identify...
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Creating Life Maps (Elementary, Reading/Writing)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students create a personal life timeline to better explain how a historical timeline is effective in studying history. They also write a poem about themselves.
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Time Fold-able

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore time by creating a paper guide. In this time keeping lesson, 1st graders read the book The Time Song in their class and discuss the breakdown of time into minutes and seconds. Students utilize a single piece of...
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guided reading lesson using BATS

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students answer questions, then after reading several bat books, students revisit the questions.
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Pilkey Author Study

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders read and hear stories by the author, Dav Pilkey and research the list of books written by this author. They become illustrators to the novel "Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel," then they create a timeline of their lives...
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Hailstones & Halibut Bones: Using Color to Teach Adjectives

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Learners write a color poem with a color, a noun, and their two adjectives in each line. They can start each line with the color or the noun, as long as the adjectives are put where they make sense.
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An Author's Quilt

For Teachers K
Students draw a picture based on interpreting and gathering information from different studenT books. This is a great idea.
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Cotton Paper Bag Puppets

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students read book, "The Cotton in your T-Shirt," brainstorm facts about cotton, make cotton paper bag puppets, and list facts about cotton on the back.
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Chocolate Fever

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read and interpret each chapter of the book in small groups through various exercises. Vocabulary lists are given, as well as rubrics, quizzes and activity sheets. Students create their own PowerPoint presentations to...
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Learning About Writers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore how authors write stories. In this careers instructional activity, students invite an author into the classroom and ask him/her questions about writing as a career.
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Personification Poems

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Personification poems can get students writing and thinking poetically.
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Textured Animals - Stuffed Animal Still Life

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
After posing their stuffed animals your young artists will sketch them in light colored chalk. After sketching, the second graders fill the animal with lines to show the fur, or texture of the animal. They put a shadow under their...
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Turn On, Tune In, and Write Down

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students locate, access and listen to a variety of radio and audio samples found on the Internet. They discuss the material in small groups and identify areas of interest for further discussion.