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Stories! Imagination! Joy!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Rekindle the art of storytelling through imagination and oral tradition.
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Joy Luck Club Literature Study Guide

For Students 9th - 11th
After preparing a reading schedule, class members keep a record of their work by writing a summary of events in each reading assignment, keeping a list of new vocabulary words, and developing and answering three questions about the...
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He Sees it in His Joy

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students research the importance of play. In this research lesson, students work in pairs and interview each other about their 'play history.' Students take data from the interview and shape it into a play history for the individual....
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Tough Boris

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Read through Mem Fox's 10 reading commandments and obtain an abundance of strategies to develop a love of reading in young learners. Additionally, use Tough Boris by Mem Fox to promote early literacy with a read aloud and an assortment...
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Poems Put to Use

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Why do we have to study poetry? Here is a lesson that demonstrates some of poetry's more practical and real-world applications for reluctant learners. Start by leading a brainstorming session about where poems or pieces of poems might be...
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Celebrating the Universal Language of Numbers

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Math games and activities spark the imagination while building crucial skills.
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Read Across America

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a collection of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics activities, each linked to a popular Dr. Seuss story. 
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"Grandpa's Hand"

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
"Grandpa's Hand" is an extremely short, yet touching story about a grandfather and grandson. The story is not attached here, but it can easily be found online. This guide suggests having learners look at the story's punctuation, and...
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Poems Put to Use

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars listen to sample poetry recitations. They discuss times when poetry might be used in real-life situations to move/motivate other people or audiences. They identify particularly moving passages and then quote them...
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For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discuss the importance of caring about themselves and for others. As a class, they listen as they are read a story and answer questions using examples from the story. They brainstorm definitions of love and role play another...
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Forgiveness and Gratitude

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young scholars are introduced to the concepts of forgiveness and gratitude. As a class, they listen as they are read a story and note acts of forgiveness and gratitude. They answer comprehension questions and brainstorm definitions of...
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You are a Colonist!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders role play the role of a colonist. They complete a character sheet and write about the colonist's occupations and backgrounds. They share their story with their peers for editing.
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Cause and Effect: The Telephone Call

For Students 5th - 6th
In this cause and effect worksheet, students read the story 'The Lucky Return' and answer 5 questions about the cause and effect in the story.
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Woman Walks into a Bar

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students create an imaginative response to a book title as a way to anticipate what the book is going to be about. They explore the use of humour to make a serious point. Students are asked what they think that statement 'Woman walks...
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Piano Dust Buster - Song Game

For Students K - Higher Ed
Piano practice has never been so fun! Cleverly scaffolded piano practice sessions lead to performances, all of which earn the player points. The app has a digital keyboard for playing when you're on the go, or enable the acoustic piano...
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So Much Depends Upon...Sixteen-Word Imagery Poems Inspired by Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

For Teachers 6th - 7th
After reading Love That Dog by Sharon Creech (and possibly shedding a few tears), middle schoolers work on their own sixteen-word poems with a Six Trait writing activity. They focus on word choice in this activity to capture an...
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Elizabeti's Series--Classroom Guide

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the books in the Elizabeti Series. In this reading comprehension lesson, young readers discuss pre-reading focus questions about their feelings on the first day of school. They investigate the book and describe the...
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Would Winning the Lottery Make You Happier?

For Students 9th - 12th
While many dream of the happiness that would come from winning the lottery, few have a realistic plan for what they would do with their winnings to ensure this happiness. Along with recommendations for how to respond to a lottery win,...
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For Teachers K - 2nd
Learners explore world cultures through their puppetry. Your students explore puppets that are used in various cultures and create their own. The Internet experiences in this lesson are designed to be teacher-directed whole class...
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Patricia Polacco, Author and Illustrator

For Teachers K - 5th
Students conduct Internet research about the studenT author and illustrator Patricia Polacco. They compose letters to Ms. Polacco and, after revising and editing their work, send them in the mail.
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Context Helps: The Wild Foundation

For Students 6th - 8th
In this Context Helps:  The Wild Foundation instructional activity, students read 7 words in context and write their own sentences, read a 2 1/2 page article about The Wild Foundation, use a graphic organizer to record the details, and...
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Scriptwriting Skill Module Technical Effects

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners examine the use of technical and special effects in TV and film. In this technical effects lesson students review scenes containing special and technical effects then work in groups to apply the effects to different scenes.
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Strange Encounters

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders examine a variety of Robert Harris' paintings. Using the characters in the art, they develop a conversation between them in a musical verse. In groups, they identify safety procedures to be used by those traveling in the...