Communicate - Without Talking?
Young scholars discuss and define communication and identify different ways of communicating with people. Students then practice team building and non-verbal communication skills as they work silently in small teams to put puzzles together.
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Get learners excited about reading with literature circles! Small groups discuss the day's reading in various roles, including Discussion Director, Summarizer, Word Wizard, Literary Luminary, Travel Tracer, Connector, and Fact Finder,...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Literature Circle Guide: The Sign of the Beaver
A thorough, straightforward guide for organizing literature circles in your unit on Elizabeth George Speare's The Sign of the Beaver is both enriching and educational. It includes activities that activate prior knowledge, discussion...
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
24 Nonfiction Passages for Test Practice
Practice makes proficient. Get your scholars practicing their reading comprehension skills using this packet of 24 nonfiction paired reading passages, each followed by a set of questions to test their unerstanding.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Can You Hear a Rainbow?
Teach your class about compassion and empathy with Jamee Riggio Heelan's Can You Hear a Rainbow? As kids read about Chris, a boy who is deaf, they discuss the things he likes to do, as well as the ways he communicates with the world.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Numbers Are Made of Parts
Children play with barnyard animal cards to practice composing and decomposing numbers. With their "secret number" of animal cards in a cup, they shake and spill them onto a barn story board, counting how many animals fall in the barn...
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Looking for the History in Historical Fiction: An Epidemic for Reading
Combine informational reading skills with fictional text in an innovative historical fiction lessons. After reading a fictional text related to diseases, class members read non-fictional text to gain knowledge about specific infectious...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable