Fourth graders draft a simulated email to the governor of Florida that includes their recommendation for the "Heart of Florida" (the state capital) and provides support based upon research and established criteria.
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A Reading Guide to Sarah, Plain and Tall
Eliminate the hard work of creating an entire literature unit with this reading guide for the novel Sarah, Plain and Tall. From background information about the author and her motivation for writing the story to reading comprehension...
1st - 5th English Language Arts
A Reading Guide to Island of the Blue Dolphins
Reading Island of the Blue Dolphins with your class? This reading guide, though not a complete lesson or curriculum, will provide you with all the information you need to develop an excellent literature unit for this award winning book....
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
We the Students
Establish justice and tranquility in the classroom with this primary grade lesson on the US Constitution. Beginning with a discussion about the importance of rules and a class reading of a children's book on the Constitution, young...
5 mins K - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Ticket to Philly—In 1769: Thinking about Cities, Then and Now
While cities had only a small fraction of the population in colonial America, they played a significant role in pre-revolutionary years, and this was certainly true for the largest city in the North American colonies: Philadelphia. Your...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Interesting Is It?
Discussing topics that other people are interested in is a key social skill that can often be overlooked. Here is a resource that supports learners in developing this life skill by first prompting them to consider a wide range of...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Dear Miss Breed
This compelling plan based on the letters in the book Dear Miss Breed engages readers in learning what it was like for Japanese Americans following the attacks at Pearl Harbor. After reading the letters, young scholars will partake in...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Frindle Lesson Plan
"Who says a pen has to be called a pen? Why not call it a frindle?" Inspired by this quote from the award-winning novel written by Andrew Celements, this lesson allows children to invent their own terms for common classroom objects,...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable