Elementary Literacy Teacher Resources

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Get Everybody Reading This Summer!

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Continue building literacy skills this summer to ensure that your kids won’t become susceptible to the summer slip!
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Arkansas and NAFTA

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Build literacy through social studies and reading strategies. This lesson focuses on using pre-reading, vocabulary building, and comprehension questions to boost literacy while educating learners on international trade, NAFTA, and...
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Twelve Wild Ducks (Norway)

For Students 1st - 3rd
How exciting! To break an evil spell that was cast on her 12 older brothers, a princess must face frightening trials and dangers. Youngsters build literacy and comprehension skills as they read a fun fairy tale from Norway. After reading...
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Collaborative Literature Circle For the 21st Century

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Using ichat or Edmodo 4th -6th graders participate in an inter-school literature circle. Students from two different schools pair up online through ichat and use a blog to conduct a book circle. This lesson is wonderful; it fully...
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The Things That Bothered Farmer Brown

For Teachers K - 2nd
Link language development to literacy skills. This lesson template provides a comprehensible way to use the Braidy Web to maximize language and reading skills. It would be appropriate for developmentally disabled pupils reading at a K-2...
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ELA.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.5: Structure of an Argument

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Imagine a cross-curricular project that not only rewards learners for examining the textbooks used in their other classes but builds literacy skills as well! Groups compare the formats and writing style in their various textbooks. Teams...
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Building Literacy Through Character

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders connect reading to writing by making predictions, completing text to world connections, solving problems, and more. In this reading and writing lesson plan, 2nd graders draw conclusions after reading and write them down.
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Tell the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" to your little learners with the help of this animated slide-show. Read along or have the students tell the story of Goldilocks as you forward each slide. Note: This presentation would...
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Pennies for Peace; Using Common Cents to Create Global Change in The Middle East

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders read, write, listen and speak in relation to gathering information as it pertains to service learning. In this service learning lesson, 9th graders read the book Three Cups of Tea and the complete guide to service learning...
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The Star Spangled Banner

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders perform research about the star spangled banner and then perform the song. The background to the song helps to build literacy skills with the writing of a paper. The author is also investigated for historical context.
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Numbers to Trace

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this elementary literacy worksheet, students trace the numbers for each value on the lines provided for numbers one to nine. The example uses dots to help them write each number.
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Spelling With Phonemic Awareness

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
In this elementary literacy worksheet, students identify the pictures and spell the 3 letter words for the nine problems. The teacher could help them sound out the words.
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Literacy Activities for Any Time

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
As the title suggests, this packet is loaded with activities that can be used at any time. The common element in all the exercises is that they are connected to books by Dr. Seuss.
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We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Robert Coles’ The Story of Ruby Bridges forms the basis of this powerful cross-curricular study of civic education and civic responsibility. Class members consider how the book presents authority, responsibility, justice, and privacy.....
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Dr. Seuss Extension Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Extend the exhilarating learning experience of Dr. Seuss with five activities designed to reinforce literacy skills—site word reading, dialogue writing, story mapping, and more! Featured stories include The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, The...
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I Say Tomato, You Say To-Mah-To

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Turn your junior high talkers into effective arguers. Introduce these budding lawyers to skills that show how to support a claim, decide what clear reason is, and how to use evidence to support an argument. Time is scheduled for class...
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Globe Trotting Cinderella

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the fairy tale genre of literature. In this Cinderella lesson, students read fairy tales and discuss their attributes and cultural background. Students examine and write their own fractured fairy tales.
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Shakespeare Club

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore literature dramatization. For this Shakespeare lesson, students discuss the characters from the play A Midsummer Night's Dream and construct costumes and a set.
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Hatched From An Egg

For Teachers K
Students discover how animals are born/hatched. In this life science lesson, students listen to a book entitled Chickens Aren't The Only Ones, and discuss animals that are hatched or born.  Students receive a picture of an animal, they...
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In the Poet's Shoes: Performing Poetry and Building Meaning

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore poetry by completing a webquest in which they hear poets reading their own work. Later, they examine the dramatic impact of reading poetry out loud. Finally, they practice reading poetry aloud and performing.
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Sharing Beliefs and Ideas

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders examine the roles of trading and pilgrimage in promoting exchange of goods and ideas. They appreciate the roles played by Xuan Zang and Marco Polo in the material and cultural exchange among the peoples of the Silk Road.
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Stories of Nepal

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students explore folktales and fairy tales from Nepal to help them understand the Nepalese culture, and to compare the stories to the ones the students may know. After reading the stories, students consider what rural life is like in...
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Block the Sun, Not the Fun

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners discover ways to protect themselves from the sun. They identify diseases that are caused by too much sun exposure. They take a quiz and measure their progress throughout the year.
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Aboriginal Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use a cross-curricular visual art and information literacy resource designed to develop skills to help find meaning in Aboriginal art and culture. The tasks using information literacy skills require students to determine the...

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