Community Close-Up Brochures
Students express a personal view of the land areas, buildings, schools, stores, and cultural events that make their community unique. They design and create a "Community Brochure" that would attract new residents or visitors to their community.
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Close Read: Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies
Fourth graders practice their close reading skills with a short text on conflict resolution. Working in pairs, learners read and reread the article Smart Speak by Marilyn Cram Donahue as they identify the main idea and use context clues...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Nasreen's Secret School: How Do People Access Books in Afghanistan?
Third graders continue to practice the close reading skills of capturing the gist and reading again for important details in the sixth lesson in a larger unit. This is a great beginning-of-the-year unit for establishing visible thinking...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
My Community: Up Close & Personal
Help your young citizens explore their community in this thorough activity. They research attributes of their neighborhood and collaborate to design a slide show that features the community. Individually, they design, create, and present...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Comprehension During Independent Reading
Ideal for a language arts class, literary unit, or independent reading assignment, a set of reading worksheets address a wide array of skills. From poetic elements to nonfiction text features, you can surely find a valuable resource in...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Smart Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; unfortunately, millions of children go to school hungry due to lack of breakfast. Let kids help kids through a service learning project that has them collecting breakfast foods and making...
K - 12th Social Studies & History
How do you compose a solid conclusion paragraph? Beginning essay writers end their research paper with a conclusion paragraph created with the help of a graphic organizer. Designed for elementary learners, the activities could be...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable