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Giving Back to our School Community
Students recognize that gifts can be for a community and not just for an individual. They acknowledge that helping to beautify our school community is a positive step in becoming a contributing citizen.
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What Basic Ideas About Government Are Included in the Preamble to the Constitution?
Young historians explore the meaning of the Preamble to the US Constitution in this upper-elementary social studies instructional activity. Working with partners or in small groups, children discuss the purpose of government before...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Our Classroom Constitution
Develop a system of classroom rules created by the kids, for the kids with this three-part lesson series on the US Constitution. After learning about the structure of the Constitution and the government it established, young scholars...
5 mins 4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Mid-Unit Assessment: On-Demand Reading to Determine Main Idea and Supporting Details
Children learn about bullying in schools while being tested on their ability to read closely and identify the main idea and supporting details of a text. Following the assessment, young scholars participate in a chalk walk, during which...
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
My Favorite Things
Celebrate your students' individuality with this simple back-to-school worksheet. Offering six sentence frames asking for students' favorite subject, book, lunch, and more, this activity will help break the ice during the first days of...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts 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
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
ABC’s of Me!
Young authors share all about themselves with this printable autobiography resource. Including 26 different sentence frames, one focusing on each letter of the alphabet, students write about everything from an adventure they would like...
5 mins 1st - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable