Beyond the Page: Henry's First-Moon Birthday
Students gain a deeper understanding of the book Henry's First-Moon Birthday, by Lenore Look, as they watch a video about the book, it's author and Chinese American culture.
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Family Time: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)
Support English language development with a family-themed unit consisting of a series of lessons designed to get your scholars moving, looking, speaking, writing, and listening. Conversation topics include birthdays, family...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Sourcing a Document: The First Thanksgiving
How reliable is a painting of the first Thanksgiving if it was created 300 years after the fact? Learners assess the validity of a primary source image to determine what it can actually reveal about this event.
3rd - 7th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Activity Pages
Fun you will have with a Star Wars® activity packet made up of an assortment of puzzles, coloring pages, quizzes, a writing prompt, instructions for building a lightsaber and puppets, all of which feature young padawans' favorite...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
A thorough lesson plan takes your first grade class through Jane Yolen's beautiful Owl Moon. It crafts the unit with clear objectives, high-level guiding questions, cloze activities and sentence frames, and extension activities at the...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Owl Moon: Similies and Metaphors
Teach the difference between similes and metaphors with a instructional activity on figurative language. After watching some informative videos about writing, kids discuss how to determine if a phrase should be taken literally or not....
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed