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To Build an Island
Students get a basic overview of the geography of islands. They discover where islands are located throughout the world and study two very different island groups (the Philippines and the British Isles) to illustrate the diversity of islands.
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Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Introduction to Pre-Columbian Lessons
Native peoples established civilizations all over Central and North America. Introduce native civilizations with a unit that promotes discussion, reinforces map skills, enhances reading comprehension, and exposes young historians to the...
2nd - 4th Social Studies & History
Seasons and Weather: Read-Aloud Anthology
Kindergartners explore the cycle of the seasons in a 10-lesson language arts unit. Through a series of picture-supported read-aloud activities, children are able to identify the sequence of seasons and the types of weather associated...
K - 1st Science CCSS: Designed
Nature Walk: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 2)
Reinforce concepts such as long vowels, spelling patterns, sound clusters, double-final consonants, and syllables with a nature-themed unit. Through a series of extra support lessons, learners compare and contrast using a Venn diagram,...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Family and Friends: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)
Family and Friends is the theme of a unit consisting of English language development lessons. Reinforce language proficiency, particularly in family vocabulary, basic needs, feelings, short vowel sounds, blending, reading high frequency...
1st English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Flag Protocol, Ceremonies and Activities
How can an American flag be displayed indoors vs. outdoors? What is proper etiquette for handling the flag? The Girls Scouts of the USA have put together a fantastic packet of information with everything you need to know about the...
1st - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Robinson Crusoe Island Adventure
Students read and then identify literary elements in The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, describing characters, setting, and plot. They write original Island Adventure narrative pieces including detailed descriptions of people, places,...
1st - 12th Social Studies & History
Kids Can Make a Difference
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable