United States Legends
Students learn about legends in different states by communicating with students from different states. They exchange pictures and description through the Internet.
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Reading Closely for Textual Details: "The Wolf You Feed"
Close reading doesn't mean to literally read text close to your face, but rather to pay attention to particular details in order to develop a deep and purposeful understanding of text. The first part of a five-part resource provides an...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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