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Mark Twain Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Celebrate the birthday of Mark Twain and learn about American life and literature along the great Mississippi River.
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Coming to America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students interview a person who has immigrated to America and, based on that interview, to write an article about the person.
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Paper Bag Book Report

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students read books and write a unique kind of book report. In this literature lesson, students use paper bags to construct projects about the books they read. Students present their projects to the class.
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Afraid! Who, Me?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students confront fear through literature. In this literary elements activity, students discuss fear and what they know about the horror genre of literature. Students then examine the painting "The Scream," by Edvard Munch and listen to...
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Ten Little Fish

For Teachers K - 1st
Students complete various activities to go with the book "Ten Little Fish" by Audrey Wood. They create a graph using fish, write math story problems, construct wave bottles to observe how waves function, and create a colorful paper fish.
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Ordering Orders - Enrichment 17.3

For Students 5th - 6th Standards
Mathematicians become bookworms as they compare literature genres by completing a chart of ratios, decimals, and percents. Written as a business letter, the assignment asks them to figure out the sales figures for each genre and then...
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If The Dinosaurs Came Back

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students create a page for a class book by finishing the writing prompt "If the dinosaurs came back...."
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Developing a Relationship with Senior Citizens

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students examine how to value their elders and the senior citizens in society. They show empathy through literature to people who are generation or more older than themselves. They also study the importance of genealogy.
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Africa, A Look Through the Eyes of A Child

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders read literature about Africa, examine physical characteristics of the continent, explore animals native to Africa, and discuss distance between Africa and locations in the United States.
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Finding Our Bonds: King Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore the concept of philanthropy. In this service learning lesson, students experience literature and participate in a simulation that examines discrimination, prejudice, and stereotypes.
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Telling A Story

For Teachers Pre-K
Students discover that every story has a start, middle and end. In this literature activity, the teacher models using a picture to show the parts of the story. Students each take a picture and tell a story using start, middle and end.
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Literacy Through Photography

For Teachers K - 5th
Students practice using words to describe photographs they have taken.  In this descriptive writing lesson, students utilize a disposable or digital camera to take 5 pictures of their life after school.  Students create slides from their...
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Summarization

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders listen as the teacher reads the story "The Fall of Freddie the Bat." Using a worksheet, they identify the main event of the story. Students watch as the teacher acts out a mystery nursery rhyme. Students close their eyes...
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Using Poetry to End Name Calling

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore language arts by participating in poetry writing activities. In this conflict management lesson plan, students discuss the emotions that they feel when being teased and discussed. Students read a Maya Angelou poem titled...
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The Short Story: A Slice of Life

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students are introduced to the characteristics of the short story. Individually, they use their own personal experiences to write a poem about their families to get them used to writing. Next, they practice reading various short...
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Gwendolyn Brooks

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students examine the contributions of the author Gwendolyn Brooks. They create a journal, read and discuss poems by Brooks, write a poem about themselves, and create a timeline of their own lives.