Indian Children Learn by Doing
Young scholars acquire information through the use of primary sources concerning how work is divided in the Colorado Indian tribes. They discover that Colorado Indian students learn through play and imitation of adult activities.
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Doing Our Share
Whether at home or in the classroom, each member of a community has certain responsibilities they must tend to. With the help of the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne, kids learn how to assign jobs in a fair and safe manner...
1st - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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
Read-Aloud Lesson: Officer Buckle and Gloria
The children's book Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann is a great story for teaching young learners about teamwork and the importance of following rules. In a detailed, read-aloud lesson, children learn to use both the words and...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Project Love: How Can We Help Other Children with Literacy?
Students help others learn to read and write. In this service learning lesson, students write letters that are assembled in Project Love Kits for students in other countries who need help with reading and writing.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Three Little Pigs
Engage young learners in developing their reading fluency with their very own copy of The Three Little Pigs. Including a series fun illustrations, children will have a hard time putting this book down.
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Now that You Have Them, What Do You Do With Class Rules?
Establishing classroom rules within the first two weeks of school is important. But what do you do with the rules after they've been created, and how can you establish them so that they have a lasting effect all year long? Use an...
4th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Learning Network: Re-envisioning Classic Stories
Readers reflect on enjoyable stories they know, brainstorm criteria that make a story "good," analyze a New York Times article about innovative children's performances, re-envision classics on their own, and peer edit drafts. Use this as...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Introduce Vocabulary: How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? (Yolen and Teague)
If you are reading Jane Yolen's fun story How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, use these strategies to enhance the experience for budding readers. What new words will they learn? Find detailed comprehension questions for these in-text words:...
K - 3rd English Language Arts