Who, What, Where, and Why Not?
Students utilize prior knowledge and the ability to ask questions to comprehend expository text. They review and define vocabulary terms from the reading selection. They write comprehension questions about the text to quiz their peers.
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Current Event Project
One of the best ways to make history relevant and engaging is to analyze current events before they become history! Check out these project guidelines for a current event research paper, outlining the major required sections of the...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Taking Visual Impairment to School
What is the world like when you can't see, or when your vision is impaired? Learn about how Lisa communicates with the world around her with Taking Visual Impairment to School by Rita Whitman Steingold. Learners answer discussion...
Pre-K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Plant Part Exploration: A Closer Look at Roots
Learning about plants can be exciting and highly engaging for children of any age. They read the book What do Roots Do, discuss vocabulary, explore roots by digging up weeds in the garden, and write a poem that answers the five w's; who,...
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Youth Emergency Preparedness
In case of an emergency, try out this short unit! Prepare your youngsters for disasters with a set of activities that will teach them what emergencies are, how to prepare for them, and what to do when they experience them. This intricate...
K - 2nd Science CCSS: Designed
Researching and Note-Taking: Building Expertise About a Colonial Trade
Building on the previous lesson in this unit on colonial trade, the ninth lesson has young experts continuing their research and writing summaries of the information they find. To begin, children participate in guided practice where they...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
What is a Philanthropist?
What does a philanthropist do? Help your class explore philanthropy using character development and literacy ideas. Learners will define and give examples of philanthropy, listen to The Lion and the Mouse, discuss how the characters help...
K - 2nd Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Who, What, Where, When, Why, And...How is This Strategy Used?
Observe and demonstrate a variety of reading comprehension strategies with a focus on asking who, what, where, when, why, and how. Primary learners will discuss how to create a story map, read a magazine article, a short story, and...
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Build Masters: Identifying Details
Find key details in books using this note card strategy. Each reader gets six cards with the classic who, what, where, when, why, and how detail prompts. After they read the book, they choose a card and locate a key detail answering the...
K - 3rd English Language Arts