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Blogging to Create a Community of Writers #1: Setting Up the Blog
Writer's workshop is an idea that's been around for years. Students write, read, and comment on each others writing in an authentic and thoughtful way. Here is a 21st century twist, 6th graders will use the class blog to create a...
My Book About Community Helpers: Mini-Book
K - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Teach children about all the people that help to make our communities safe and healthy places to live with this printable book. From firefighters and mail carriers to doctors and trash collectors, students practice reading as they...
Exploring Community Responsibility: The Web of My Community
K - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Encourage class members to get involved in their community with a lesson plan that highlights the benefits of helping others. Through grand conversation and a visual aid that sheds light on the interconnectedness within community...
Targeting Problems in my Community
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Inspire scholars to make a positive difference in their community with a lesson plan that sheds light on local issues. Here, class members identify community problems and take part in a grand conversation to determine solutions needed to...
Writing Informational Text: Community and School Gardens
2nd CCSS: Designed
Two informational texts feature community gardens of the past and present and how seeds grow. Scholars read, discuss what they have read, complete a timeline, define words, and compose a brief essay about the texts' main idea.
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Artist's Community: The Real
9th - 12th
What is real or imagined? The lines of beauty reality, and imagination are blurred in Elizabeth Peyton's portraits of her community. Learners analyze her use of artistic technique in conveying real and imagined communities. They then use...
Using Scientific Evidence to Make Community Decisions
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Bring awareness to community planning issues with the help of two readings detailing Hurricane Floyd. After reading, scholars take part in a grand conversation about how the hurricane affected Greenville City and relate it to planning...
Around Town—Neighborhood and Community: 2nd Grade ELA Unit
2nd CCSS: Adaptable
Provide differentiated English language arts instruction with a collection of three community-themed Houghton Mifflin units. Each unit—challenge, English language development, and extra support—comes equipped with detailed lesson plans, activities, worksheets, handouts, and printables.