In this basic present simple verbs instructional activity, 1st graders, working in teams of two or four, ask a set of questions in order to complete a graph on a variety of information to fill in a type of "information gap" chart.
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Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale
If friendship were a soup, what ingredients would be in it? As part of a study of Marcus Pfister's Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale, kids engage in a series of friendship-themed activities using materials contained in this richly...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Seasons and Weather: Supplemental Guide
From warm summer days to cold winter nights, this 10-lesson unit takes children on an exploration of seasons. Using the included reading passages and images, a series of read-aloud lessons and vocabulary activities provide young children...
K - 1st Science CCSS: Designed
Giraffes Can’t Dance Concepts: Giraffes Can't Dance
Teach young children that with a little perseverance and the help of a good friend, anything is possible. This two-part lesson series based on the book Giraffe's Can't Dance starts with a shared reading about Gerald and his attempts to...
Pre-K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Guided Reading: Beyond the Basics
Elevate children's reading comprehension skills with this collection of guided reading resources. From paper dice with basic comprehension questions printed on them to a system for using sticky notes to identify key parts of a story,...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed