How Does It Work?
Teach young learners how informational texts are organized and formatted. Have them read the short, three-paragraph passage about spiders before answering questions about the basic format of the text.
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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
On-Demand Assessment: Writing of an Information Paragraph About How a Bullfrog Survives
Having read and discussed Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, third graders demonstrate their bullfrog expertise by writing informational paragraphs. Building on the note-taking and paragraph planning from the previous lesson, learners create...
2nd - 4th Science CCSS: Designed
Vocabulary Unit 8.2 Expressing Emotions, Injuries
How does it feel to burn your hand, or sprain your ankle? Improve your kids' writing variety with a vocabulary learning exercise about emotions and injuries. One word bank provides all the necessary words for all of the exercises.
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Getting to the Root of It
Young readers learn how to get at the root of new vocabulary with this fun language arts activity. Working in pairs, children begin by taking turns matching unknown vocabulary words to their Greek or Latin roots. When all the vocabulary...
1st - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Children's Literature Across the Curriculum Ideas-How Dogs Really Work!
Young scholars read How Dogs Really Work! by Alan Snow. They complete a variety of cross-curricular activities surrounding the study of dogs as pets. Included are reading, art, math, science, writing, social studies, and library...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
Working with Adverbs
Encourage critical thinking with a grammar exercise that focuses on adverbs and adverbial phrases. Kids read the first parts of 16 sentences, then decide which question to answer (how, how much, where, or when) based on the context, and...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Women Earned a Living
Develop reading fluency while learning about what women did for work in the early 1900s. Class members learn a bit about the time period, study vocabulary, and read the text, "Piecework" by Marie Ganz, several times, eventually...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
How to Summarize an Event in History or Today - or a Story
Ask your class to write a quick summary of a historical or current event. The learning exercise offers a place to note down important details about the event, such as time, place, people, how it started, and how it ended. Pupils then...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
How Danny Responds to Conflict (Chapter 5, "The Longest Day")
As they continue to read Eagle Song, learners further develop their reading comprehension skills while working collaboratively with their peers. Following a similar format to previous lessons in this unit, the teacher reads aloud the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Working on the Slant
Compare and contrast a major news story from various newspapers. How does the perspective change? Are certain things included in some of the stories and left out of others? Have pupils complete a graphic organizer to compare how...
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable