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Special Friends: 1st Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 1st Standards
Meet scholars' English language arts needs when you implement one, two, or three of the Houghton Mifflin, Special Friends themed units—extra support, challenge, and English language development—all of which offer differentiated...
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Family Time: 2nd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Challenge, extra support, and English language development make up differentiated instruction offered by three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units. Included in the Family Time themed collection, are detailed lesson plans,...
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Smart Solutions: 3rd Grade ELA Unit

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Offer scholar's differentiated instruction with a collection of three Houghton Mifflin English language arts units—challenge, extra support, and English language development. The Smart Solutions themed units offer detailed lessons,...
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Meeting Your Students' Learning Needs With Differentiated Instruction

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here are three ideas to help differentiate classroom instruction.
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Forearm Pass/Setting

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Here is a beautifully designed volleyball lesson plan on the forearm pass/bump and overhead pass/set. It includes a detailed multimedia presentation and set of instructional guidelines, skill cues, and lists of strategies for...
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Teaching Julius Caesar: A Differentiated Approach

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While the themes of Julius Caesar may appeal to most readers, the act of reading the play can be a challenge. A unit plan related to the popular play by Shakespeare provides lesson plans and activities designed for differentiated...
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Lyddie: An Instructional Unit Resource Guide

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Katherine Paterson’s young adult novel Lyddie is the foundation of a differentiated instruction unit that not only explores the rise of industrialization and labor but women’s rights issues as well. After learners read the novel, they...
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Comparing and Contrasting

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea. Pairs...
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Project Based Learning

For Teachers 6th - 12th
After reviewing the information included in this resource, you will be an expert in both the definition of project-based learning and how to implement it with your class. Discover and explore thorough explanations, detailed examples, and...
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www.Me.Com

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Create a graphic autobiography integrating images and text. Working within the structure of the programs Comic Life and Photoshop, pupils integrate the Principles of Design. They focus on balance, rhythm, proportion, and text structure....
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Orienteering

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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EdTech Tuesdays: A Class Set of Chromebooks with Veronica Tadeo

For Teachers K - 12th
Middle school teacher Veronica Tadeo discusses successes she has had using Chromebooks, Kidblog, and other online software and online web pages to differentiate instruction for her English language learners.
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Grade 6-8 Living Things

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What characterizes a living thing? Scholars explore the concept during a differentiated instruction unit on living things. They perform lab experiments to determine how animals adapt to stimuli, watch videos and learn about...
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A Vacation Expedition: Universal Design and Differentiated Instruction Lesson

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students plan a vacation to either a mountain, deep-sea location, rainforest or to the moon. In this vacation planning lesson, students research information about the location of their choice. They watch video clips on the SMARTBoard,...
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Chemical Properties Investigation

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
This lesson demonstrates differentiated instruction at its best. Over the course of 2-3 class periods, young chemists have the opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of metals and their chemical properties from a variety of...
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Quilt Squares-Literature Reporting

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Differentiate instruction with this crafty approach to demonstrating comprehension. Learners choose a fictional book at their reading level, and afterward create a quilt square. The square is "decorated" with words, illustrations, and...
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What's My Point: Persuasive Writing

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Why do readers need to know an author’s purpose? How do you figure out what that purpose is? Guide your pupils through a series of activities that show them how to identify various techniques and structures used in persuasive writing....
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Promoting Student Self-Assessment

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Keep class members accountable for their own learning with a series of differentiated instruction strategies. From rubrics created by pupils to learning contracts written at the beginning of the year, the resource offers multiple ways...
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Brick by Brick

For Teachers K
Kindergarteners create an illustrated class book detailing their experiences creating adobe bricks and building a house that the Big Bad Wolf cannot blow down. Richly detailed, the lesson not only includes a recipe for Adobe bricks but...
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Grades 7-8 Independent and Dependent Variables

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
It all depends upon the independence. The differentiated instruction lesson introduces learners to independent and dependent variables. Using real-world situations, scholars gain a conceptual understanding of the difference between the...
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Dog Gone Again!

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Here is a real-life instructional activity! Learners must plan the dimensions of a rectangular fence to reign in a runaway dog. They survey what shape and size fence is needed and use formulas to find perimeter and area of the fence....
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Are You Absolutely Sure of the Value? - Grade Seven

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
In a math journal, seventh graders address the questions of using variables and notation in real-world math problems. In groups, they arrange themselves in order of birthdate, then subtract the number of their month from seven (for...
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Understanding Vocabulary in Their Own Terms

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners work in small groups with a given passage to identify unknown words. They create a list of three or four unknown vocabulary words. They finish by working to find the meanings of the words. Group learners by ability level and...
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ELD Lesson Plan: Nature Walk

For Teachers 2nd
Take a calming walk through nature in this ELD lesson. With three Houghton-Mifflin stories ("Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night," "Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett," "Around the Pond"), readers compare and contrast details, as well...

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