Discovering the Deep
Students explore the world's oceans. They research questions about the oceans and write a research report about an ocean animal. Students identify at least four different writing genres they experienced while reading about the ocean.
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Under Pressure: How Deep Can They Dive?
Students explore geography by conducting an in-class experiment. In this deep sea exploration lesson, students identify the different zones of the ocean and utilize water bottles, masking tape and scissors to conduct a water pressure...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts
Because of Winn-Dixie
Take an in-depth look at a passage from Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie. Included here is the reading passage as well as a step-by-step procedure for reading the text, a set of text-dependent questions, and a final writing...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Tuck Everlasting: Concept Analysis
Base your unit about Natalie Babbitt's Tuck Everlasting on a helpful concept guide. Detailing the literary elements as well as any possible affective issues for instruction, the guide would be a great way to begin planning your lessons.
4th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing with Wow Words and Building Vocabulary
There are some words out there that just make you say, "Wow!" Encourage your class to find and use these words in their writing to make their work more interesting and complex. This packet goes through the writing process, beginning with...
5th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Respect: It Starts With You!
There are few things as frustrating to a teacher as a disrespectful student. Luckily this collection of activities, worksheets, and writing exercises is here to help eliminate this problem by teaching young leaners what respect really...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Because of Winn-Dixie
Readers analyze an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. They read silently, and then hear it read aloud. Definitions for underlined vocabulary words are in the margin, and other potentially difficult words are in...
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
The Five-Transition Adventure Planner
Having problems with abrupt and stunted writing? Upper elementary and middle schoolers write comic book scenes focusing on transition words. After listening to the book Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer, they participate in prewriting...
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable