New York Challenge
In this state facts worksheet, students read the phrases relating to the statehood of New York. Students select the best answer to complete the 10 statements.
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Critiquing and Polishing Our Explanatory Paragraphs
With their constitution paragraph drafts in hand, fourth graders work in pairs to critique and revise each other's writing. This process can be very challenging for young writers, but a praise-question-suggest protocol is outlined in the...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Building a Skyscraper
Creating buildings that reach hundreds of feet into the sky is no easy task. The third instructional activity in this series begins with four activities that engage young architects in exploring the major challenges that are faced when...
2nd - 4th 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
Native Americans of Rockland County
Students comprehend Native American cultures through the use of both secondary and primary sources. They explore and investigate Native Americans in New York State. Students are shown some old Indian arrowheads and they are challenged...
4th - 5th Social Studies & History
Alien Landing: What Are Some Difficulties In Exploring New Lands?
Students examine and write about difficulties encountered by explorers. In this exploration lesson, students listen as the teacher role plays as an alien landing on Earth who is deciding whether it is a good place to colonize. They look...
2nd - 4th English Language Arts