What Should I Wear Today? Pilgrims Didn't Ask
Second graders compare the clothing of today with the everyday dress of the Pilgrims.
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New Review Famous Speeches: Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"
The 1963 March on Washington, powerfully punctuated by Martin Luther King's impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech, was instrumental in passing the Civil Rights Act just one year later. A reading assignment presents the written speech...
2nd - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Puzzle Fun with Long /O/ and Long /I/ Words
Search this crossword puzzle for words with long /o/ and /i/ sounds. Some of the clues are challenging, so consider completing the most difficult clues together. As an extension, it is suggested that your learners find the homophones in...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
“I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Speaking & Listening
"I can" statements are a great way to break down the discrete skills within a set of standards for young learners. Included here are the Common Core standards for second grade speaking and listening broken down into a check list of "I...
2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
I Wanna New Room
A reading of Karen Kaufman Orloff's I Wanna New Room begins a unit on persuasive writing. Kids identify something they want, brainstorm reasons for their request, examples that support these reasons, anticipate objections, and provide...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What's So Bad or Good About Conflict?
Learners of all ages discuss how conflict can be negative and positive. First, they create a class bulletin board about conflict, and provide their thoughts and connotations surrounding the word. In a class discussion, they ask questions...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts