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Using Poetry in Teaching Reading to Special Education Students

For Teachers 6th - 9th
A series of well-written activities, these lessons prompt middle schoolers reading below grade level (at a second, third, or fourth grade level) to use poetry to practice basic reading skills. They rhyme, build words, make inferences,...
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Learning Disabilities 101

For Teachers 1st - 5th
A quick overview of defining learning disabilities, where they stem from, and how they affect learning.
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Simple Preparation Can Improve Reading Comprehension

For Teachers K - 12th
Reading comprehension is key to success in nearly every subject in school, but how do you improve comprehension in a pupil with dyslexia? Here are several tips that define ways in which educators can provide strategies to improve overall...
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Raise Awareness for National Learning Disabilities Month

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Raise awareness of learning disabilities through reading, writing, research, and collaboration.
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Stellaluna Lesson: Increase Oral Language Development and Story Comprehension

For Teachers 1st - 6th
To be used with the BRAIDY system, this lesson works to increase oral language and reading comprehension. Special needs pupils review parts of a story, sequence of events, and create a Venn diagram showing the differences between birds...
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Second-Grade Comprehension-Based Intervention

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your youngsters find meaning in the text they read with this series of five intervention lessons. Offering explicit, step-by-step instructions for walking children through shared readings of leveled books, these...
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Art and Artists: Diversity of Learners Adaptation

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students determine the style of place cards as well as how to display phots of artwork. They organize and design an art museum for parents and other students to enjoy. Students create place cards to explain the artwork, artist, as well...
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Multiplication Using the Vaughn Cube

For Teachers 3rd
Learning basic math skills is a must, but it may not be that easy for pupils with learning disabilities. This multiplication lesson uses the Vaughn Cube to help 3rd graders solve single-digit multiplication problems through pictorial...
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Understanding What Reading Is All About: Teaching Materials for Adult Basic Education Learners

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Adult special education learners focus on literacy across 13 detailed lessons. They utilize real-life text interactions to learn about components of reading, word analysis, sight words, fluency, vocabulary, and spelling. There is also a...
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First-Grade Intervention

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Learning how to read is a big challenge for young learners, but this series of lessons provides them with the extra support they need to succeed. With each lesson following the a clearly outlined format, children are introduced to new...
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Second and Third Grade Explicit Phonics Intervention

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Support all young learners on their journey to literacy with this five-lesson reading intervention unit. Following a clearly outlined format, each lesson first engages children in practicing their phonemic awareness and phonics skills...
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Chapter 11 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of their study of the subject of child labor and child abuse introduced by Francesco D’Adamo’s novel, Iqbal, class members examine two extended reading passages about individuals who champion the rights of kids.
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Special Education Poetry Idea

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use this simple activity to introduce poetry to your junior high or high school special education class. Learners take turns writing lines that rhyme with a word you assigned. After all the sentences are written, they arrange them to...
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A Girl Named Helen Keller

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore human behavior by reading a biography about Helen Keller. In this learning disabilities lesson plan, students read the book A Girl Named Helen Keller and identify the diseases she was stricken with and the determination...
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Daily Lesson Plan for a Struggling Reader

For Teachers K - 8th
Strategy-based programs that are executed with consistency are the best for achieving growth in any learner with a learning disability. Here is a seven-step lesson plan that is highly structured and is intended to help learners with...
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Chapter 12 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Chapter 12 of Francesco D'Adamo's Iqbal is the focus of a packet of intervention materials designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. The lesson follows the routines and procedures established in the...
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Math in English Skills III Exercise Book: Understanding Fractions

For Students 1st - 6th
Fractions can be tricky, and there is no better way to tackle tricky topics than with a visual representation. Intended for learners in grades two and three, this set of printable worksheets provides a variety of fractions represented in...
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Butterflies Fly!

For Teachers 3rd
Chopin was a lovely composer who played the piano masterfully. Third graders are introduced to Chopin, his piano sounds, triple meter, music patterns, movement, and the waltz. They listen to his music while hearing the story Butterflies...
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Data Binders

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Here is a great resource to support students you have identified early on as needing behavioral or general learning support, particularly if you are practicing a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach. This data binder printable allows...
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Ender's Game: Ender's Shadow Projects

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Most likely intended for a secondary remedial class. This lesson plan engages students in literary analysis through a creative project. They choose one project focused on taking the protagonist through a hero's journey. This link...
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Fourth-Grade Text-Based Intervention

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Provide young readers with the extra support they need using this series of 10 literacy lessons. Following a repeated sequence of learning activities, these lessons engage children in expanding their vocabulary and developing their...
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Second-Grade Explicit Intervention

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Unfortunately, not all students learn to read at the same pace, but with the help of this resource, you can ensure that they all receive the support they need to reach this important goal. Comprised of short literacy activities, these...
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Chapter 8 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs, this packet of intervention materials is intended to be used with the eighth chapter of Iqbal, Francesco D’Adamo’s novel about child labor.
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Chapter 6 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Is work that is safe for adults also safe for children? That is the question class members consider as they continue their reading of Francesco D’Adamo’s, Iqbal, a novel about child labor. Following the routines established in previous...
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Chapter 5 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
As part of their reading of the fifth chapter of Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel, Iqbal, class members work in pairs to create Level 1 and Level 2 questions, engage in prediction activities, and use a Frayer Model worksheet to...
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Chapter 9 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Iqbal, Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel about child labor, is the core text for a series of resources that investigate the conditions under which many children are forced to work. Kids read and answer comprehension questions about...
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Phonemic Awareness and Sounding Out Words

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Although designed for children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, the multi-sensory tips and tricks included in this illustrated eight-page packet are designed to develop phonemic awareness and are appropriate for any classroom.
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Disability Awareness Activity Packet

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Bring awareness to disabilities with a packet consisting of a variety of activities designed to inform scholars about disabilities—autism, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, and more! Learners test their communication skills,...
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Chapter 10 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Intended to be used with the 10th chapter of Francesco D’Adamo’s novel, Iqbal, a novel about child labor. The 42-page packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. As...
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Chapter 13 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Inderjit Khurana, Betty Makoni, and Cynthia Maung. As part of a study of the rights of children launched by a reading of Iqbal, Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel about child labor, class members review information about these three...
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Chapter 9 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Intended to be used with the last chapter of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, this packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. 
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Falling Leaves Long Vowel Game

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Autumn's come early in your classroom! Match leaves with short words to the trees with the correct vowel sounds. A few blank leaves allow you to add your own words to the activity.
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Chapter 3 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Intended to be used with the third chapter of Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel, Iqbal this packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs; however, the strategies are...
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Chapter 2 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A reading of the second chapter of Francesco D’Adamo’s historical novel, Iqbal, launches an investigation of child labor and child labor laws. In addition, class members are introduced to Level 3, Making Connections questions.
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Pyramid Words

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Sometimes it helps struggling readers to see that all words are just letters strung together. Use a pyramid word activity to guide kids through writing out an entire word by adding one letter at a time on the spaces provided.
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Adding One Digit Numbers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young mathematicians explore adding one digit numbers. In this primary special needs math lesson, children count and add beads with a partner. They interact with a screen cast as they combine beads, then check themselves by viewing the...
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RTI- Student Documentation

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Document a student's monthly progress by recording reading, writing, and math assessment scores on this RTI chart.
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Rainbow Sentences

For Students 1st - 8th
Learners who struggle with grammar, foundational reading skills, and sentence composition can learn how to write proper sentences using an app that relies on research-based practice. It uses a color-coded formula that had been proven to...
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Chapter 8 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As part of their reading of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, study teams develop Level 1, Right There and Level 2, Putting it Together questions for the eighth chapter of the novel.
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Running Out of Time: Picture Book Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ease your class into reading Running Out of Time by first reading The Boy Who Stopped Time, a picture book with some similar concepts and themes. After a reading of the story, learners participate in a discussion and journaling exercise.
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Fifth-Grade Text-Based Intervention

For Teachers 5th Standards
Look no further—here's a resource packed with focused intervention materials for special education teachers. A unique unit plan provides 10 days of structured text-based intervention strategies for fifth-grade learners. Each 30-minute...
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Story Editors

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners with special needs and learning disabilities explore writing by becoming story editors. The class reads a story together after hearing it once through first. Then, they each examine the pictures from the story and work on...
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I Do, We Do, You Do

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
One simple teaching strategy can have a powerful effect on student learning on a daily basis. Take a look at one teacher's approach to preparing class members for independent work with "I Do, We Do, You Do", and discover how this...
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Religion and Ethics: Living with Special Needs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners explore human behavior by exploring mental and physical disabilities. In this learning disability lesson, students identify the different disabilities learners have which prevent them from working at the same pace as the rest of...
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Chapter 1 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Designed to be used with the first chapter of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, this packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. The "Getting...
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Chapter 2 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Intended to be used with "Corn Fungus," the second chapter of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, this packet of intervention materials is designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs. 
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How the West Was One - Three x Four

For Teachers 6th
While this lesson provides a motivating and interesting way to review the concept of the order of operations, it involves the use of software called How the West Was One + Three x Four. There are also other resources that are referenced,...
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Phonics Help: The Phonic Alphabetic Code Chart

For Teachers K - 12th
Phonics is a fundamental key to reading success. To help your learners with dyslexia or learning disabilities, try using the phonic alphabetic code chart. The chart and full instructions on how it can be used in the classroom are...
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Reading the newspaper

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students read articles related to local, state, national, and world events using word maps.
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Chapter 4 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
As part of their reading of Francesco D'Adamo's Iqbal, class members are introduced to the Frayer Model of vocabulary study. Using the provided Frayer Model graphic organizer, kids fill in a word, provide a definition, characteristics,...
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Chapter 1 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The first chapter of Iqbal, Francesco D'Adamo's coming-of-age novel set in Pakistan, is the core text for this 22-page packet of intervention materials designed to improve the reading comprehension of learners with special needs.   
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Chapter 15 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Following the routines established in the initial lessons in this series that uses Iqbal as a core text, kids complete their reading of Francesco D'Adamo's novel about child labor.
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Solve This

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Learners with learning disabilities practice their problem-solving skills. They discover the consequences of their actions and they chart their decisions. They use the internet to see how different situations play out based on different...
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On Being Seventeen, Bright, and Unable to Read

For Students 10th - 12th
In this learning disability (Dyslexia) worksheet, students must read a passage (not included) then answer several questions about it.
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Tic-Tac-Toe

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Who can match three words first? Using a tic-tac-toe template, kids fill in nine words from their vocabulary word wall, and listen for the teacher to call out words that match their game boards. The first to get three in a row wins!
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Phoebe The Spy

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders read the book, Phoebe The Spy, by Judith Berry Griffin. They complete comprehension activities, make predictions about what happen next, and create a PowerPoint book report for the story.
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Autism Awareness

For Teachers K - 2nd
Have your class inquire about learning disabilities by identifying their own capabilities. They discuss their interests and hobbies and identify that not everyone has the same skill set now or anytime in the future. They listen as the...
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Special Education Plan

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Special needs young scholars practice completing everyday tasks such as organizing a day plan, reading a clock and completing simple math problems. They define the proper learning techniques for their disorder and utilize props in...
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Chapter 14 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Class members generate Level 1, 2, and 3 questions for Chapter 14 of Francesco D’Adamo’s Iqbal, a novel about child labor and abuse. In addition, they learn how to summarize a narrative text.
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Vowel Lessons: To Help Improve Spelling

For Teachers K - 12th
There are a few things every good speller knows: spelling rules, vowel sounds, and word endings. Help your learner with dyslexia become a more efficient speller with a few tips from a dyslexia expert. Included in the instructional...
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Teacher Templates

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Letter by letter, sound by sound, monitor the growth of your emergent readers with these assessment templates. Adaptable to the needs of individual students, these one-on-one assessments focus on children's ability to identify letters...
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Chapter 7 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Chapter 7 of Francesco D’Adamo’s, Iqbal, a novel about child labor, is the core text in a packet designed as intervention materials for the special education classroom but appropriate for any reader of this gripping tale.
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Calculating Percent of Increase

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compare and contrast prices of consumer goods and foods in different time periods. In this ratios and percents lesson, 8th graders examine advertisements from the 1800 and 1900's with prices today. Students use their...
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Properties of Soil

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students encounter various pieces of knowledge utilizing lessons that addresses a diversity of learners with multiple intelligences. They cover various concepts: science, Earth, scientific inquiry, geometry, data analysis, probability,...
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Rounding to the Nearest Thousands

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice their number sense by completing math manipulative problems in class. They identify the different place values of a 4 digit number and practice rounding a number to the nearest thousand. Then complete rounding...
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Failure-Proof Writing: Assignments for the Student Who Can't/Won't Write

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students with learning disabilities are introduced to the techniques of proper writing. After completing a warm up, they practice writing about what they saw to determine where they are at in the process. In groups, they complete a set...
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Dribbling for Nutrition

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice reading food labels and determining the correct number of grams of fat and carbohydrates in a single serving. They work on improving dribbling skills during the task.
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Chapter 3 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Following the procedures and routines established in the first of a series of 24 lessons that use as an anchor text, readers of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, form study teams, develop and verify predictions...
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Chapter 7 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Class study teams practice generating Level 2, Putting it All Together questions for Chapter 7, "The Lunch Box," of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio.
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Chapter 4 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
"Piano Lessons," the fourth chapter in Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio provides an opportunity for class members to work in their study teams to develop and answer Level 1, Right There questions about the novel.
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Including the Disabled Student

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read and discuss the history of special education in public schools related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Students work in groups to design ways to modify classroom activities based on the needs of a...
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Chapter 6 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Following routines established in previous lessons in the unit, study teams make and verify predictions about what will occur in "The Band," Chapter 6 of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio. In addition, class...
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Life Skill Communication

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners use  digital camera to document the needs for daily living. In this life skills and visual arts instructional activity, students create class books that include photographs of everyday objects that they use in their home, school...
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Stone Fox Plot Frame

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders recall the major plot points of a chapter book. After reading the chapter book "Stone Fox," they students describe the plot framework through use of a worksheet. Students are then divided into group to act out selected...
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The Importance of Martin Luther King Day

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the importance of the Martin Luther King Day holiday. They read a short story and then answer comprehension questions on Martin Luther King. Students acknowledge how to write three complete sentences, locate the prices...
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Digital Parts of Speech

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars investigate different parts of speech by creating digital skits. In this digital education lesson, students collaborate in groups to research the Internet for clips and music that represent the different parts of speech....
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Multiplication

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders listen to a read aloud of "Carlos and the Cornfield" in both English and Spanish before answering questions about corn and tortillas. They use the story as a basis for studying multiplication concepts based on number of...
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Rounding to the Nearest Thousands

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study rounding to the nearest thousands. In this math lesson plan, 3rd graders use a manipulative to help them round numbers to the nearest thousands. Students use rounding to play an online game.
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Moral Development: Lawrence Kohlberg

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students study the stages of moral development. In this psychology lesson, students explore Lawrence Kohlberg's stages of moral development as they read, respond to, and evaluate a moral development scenario.
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Jamestown Rediscovery

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine colonization. In this instructional activity on the Jamestown Colony, students read and interpret primary source documents to consider the obstacles faced by early colonists. This instructional activity includes a slide...
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Water Safety Checklist

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Learners discuss water hazards and how to stay safe.  For this safety lesson, students read handouts and complete a water safety checklist to help themselves and their families.  
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
We all know photosynthesis happens, but why should we care? Here is a unit that covers everything young scholars need to know about photosynthesis. Hands-on activities, assessments, and lectures guide pupils though the physiology of a...
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Around-The-World-Zoo

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Junior biologists design and maintain a website about a zoo by researching, classifying, and providing the correct habitats for the animals they choose to have in their zoo. This technology-based project can last over an entire semester...
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Multiplying Integers

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Seventh and eighth graders solve math problems where they multiply positive and negative integers. In this multiplication lesson plan, learners use slate boards to complete problems. The step-by-step plan tells you what to write and say...
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Special Education Students in the Mainstream Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 6th
How to prepare your mainstream students for a special education student in their classroom.
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Translating Science Into Public Policy

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Students role-play participants at a panel on climate change. They represent either scientists or policymakers. "Scientists" use the information they've learned in other classes and assignments to present information to "policymakers,"...
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Chapter 5 Teacher Guide and Student Log

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Following the procedures developed in previous lessons in a unit study of Tony Johnston's Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, study teams generate Level 1, Right There questions about Chapter 5, "The River."
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First-Aid Newspaper

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders research, write, edit and publish a class newspaper focusing on topics related to first aid. They research how to care for injuries and write informative articles for the paper. Students compile the articles to produce a...
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Soap Operas

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students examine American culture through research on various soap opera websites. They access a soap opera website, participate in a chat group, evaluate the contents of the website, and write a summary of a character and plot.
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Sneetches: Diversity of Learners

For Teachers K - 2nd
For Learners wanting to practice verbal/linguistic intelligence, any Dr. Seuss book is an excellent text for examining rhyming words. They explore words that rhyme with bully, mean, snooty, nasty, tease, harass, hurt.
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Solar System

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research the nine planets on the internet using the provided links. They also search for pictures of each of the nine planets and use these pictures to create a PowerPoint slideshow. Finally, they prsent their slideshow report...
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Lab Experiments in Nutrition Activity

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Which vitamins should be ingested daily for maximum nutrition? Learners with ispecial needs or those who are pregnant focused on television and magazines advertisements that are used to sell food products. They conduct experiments and...
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Measuring Static Electricity

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Supplement your electricity science lesson with a hair-raising experiment that allows young scientists to create static. Using balloons and confetti, small groups note whether the electricity garnered by friction on the balloon attracts...
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Rockin' Round New York State

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss their favorite rock groups and bands. They create rock groups that will be touring New York State. Students research cities in New York, determine dates of concerts, create touring itineraries, and develop Inspiration...
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Mock Trial - Chris Moss v. Dr. Terry Preece and Metro City Unified School District

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The mother of a graduating high school senior sues the school district in the mock trial case, Chris Moss v. New Columbia Public School District and Dr. Terry Preece.
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Standard Linear Form

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders identify and describe the x-intercept as the place where the line crosses the x-axis as it applies to football. They create their own differentiations to reinforce the distinction between the x-intercept and the...
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Where's the Boss? -- A Scripted Play About the Iditarod

For Teachers K - 8th
Young scholars utilize a Reader's Theater script and accompanying lesson plan to learn about the Iditarod race that takes place in Alaska. During the process, they also learn about teamwork and working together.
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Big Brain Central

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students are trained to be specialists in some aspect of editing. They practice their editing skills by editing written work of their peers.
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How's the Weather?

For Teachers K - 12th
Students explore earth science by researching the Internet. In this weather pattern lesson, students utilize the website weather.com to analyze the weather in different geographic locations. Students view charts and graphs based on...
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Do You Know Your Schedule?

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students identify classes in their schedules and associate the class with the time of day it is held. They then name classes in sequential order according to the period during which it occurs.
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Shoplifting

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars demonstrate knowledge that shoplifting is a crime and choose a socially positive course of action.
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The Teaching of Biology and Difference

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders pretend they were Anton looking through the microscope for the first time. They describe the way he felt when he observed tiny moving objects in the sample of pond water. They look at their own samples of pond water,...
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Life on Earth and Beyond, Our Search for Answers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students in a special education classroom are introduced to how the universe and solar system was formed. Using the internet, they research the characteristics of Earth that support human life. In groups, they compare and contrast...
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Fact Families

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders explore fact families. They solve simple math problems. Students determine which mathematical property is used to solve the given problem. They are given five minutes to complete as many mathematical facts as possible.
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Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Learners describe the properties of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. In this health science instructional activity, students identify food sources where these nutrients can be found. They explain how they affect our body.
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Using Photo Story 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners use a computer program to create photo stories. In this technology lesson, students view a sample story created using Photo Story 3. Learners watch a video created by Photo Story 3 and learn how it was created. Students bring...
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Water Cycle

For Teachers 1st
First graders research for information on the water cycle. They use a hot list to find pictures of the water cycle, and create a movie in Kid Pix about the water cycle. They present Kid Pix movie to the class.
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Population Vs Consumption: Which is a Bigger Problem for the Environment & Who is Getting the Lion's Share of the World's Resources?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars develop critical thinking and awareness about the complexity of natural resource use, wealth distribution, population densities, poverty, and the environment. They think about people living in different parts of the world...
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Healthy Living: Diversity of Learners

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students are drawn to those activities that are in line with their individual intelligences. They use classroom computers to find fruits and their names in other languages. Once a fruit is identified, students practice saying the name of...
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Number Tick Tack Toe

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students participate in activities that apply Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences in order to improve literacy skills. The lesson is ideal for diverse learners because of the application of the theory.
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Biographical Scene Investigators

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore different activities that are centered on the subject of discovering the meaning of a biography and autobiography. This is done with the application of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
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The Scarlet Letter

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students listen to group reports and then individually research one of the other reports. Upon the completion of this second research activity students write a short story in the style of Hawthorn's writing.
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Teaching Genre at the 7th Grade Level

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders demonstrate the ability to identify different genres and their characteristics. They choose more varied types of literature due to increased information of the various genres.
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Setting Up Proportions to Solve Scale Problems

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders recognize that real life photographs can help solve problems of scale and proportion.  In this scale problems lesson, 7th graders use proportions to solve real word problems. Students answer questions based on a photo....
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Bio-Poems: Go Jackie Robinson Go!

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders view pictures as primary sources to gather information about Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball.  In this Jackie Robinson lesson plan, 5th graders research Jackie Robinson and write a...
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Weather Graphs

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use software programs and keep track of daily weather to explore how to make graphs and charts.
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Abridged and Unabridged Dictionaries

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students perform research into the history and formation of the English Language. The use of multiple types of activities is used for application of the theory of Multiple Intelligences.
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Learning Style Inventory

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners investigate their own personal learning style with the use of a personal inventory. They access the inventory by using the internet. Students write reflectively and discuss in class personal style of learning and how they prefer...
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Financial Planning

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Young scholars participate in activities in order to apply the skills of sound financial planning that includes creating and maintaining a budget. The lesson is intended for diverse learners because of the application of The Multiple...
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What is Probability?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students participate in a variety of activities in order to understand the concept of probability. The students are engaged because of the application of The Multiple Intelligences Theory.
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Photosynthesis

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of photosynthesis. They describe the light and light independent reactions of photosynthesis. Students relate physical plant characteristics to their functions. They distinguish between C3, C4, and CAM plants...
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Time Management

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Young scholars identify three reasons for being on time and keeping appointments. They identify appropriate reasons for being absent or late. Afterward, they identify three "appointments" that they have in the next week and use the...
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Zoom In: The Civil War's Impact on Americans

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Young scholars examine the Civil War. In this war time culture lesson, students compare the effects of war on individual soldiers during the Civil War. Young scholars examine a primary source, images of Union troops at Manassas,...
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The Hopes of Our Ancestors: The Impact of Immigration on America

For Teachers 6th
Students research the immigration of America. In this American immigration lesson, students complete a unit of activities to learn about American immigration.
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Keeping Warm

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders measure the temperature of water using a thermometer. They record the temperatures of water on a chart. Students use the temperature data to determine which materials are the best conductors of heat. They discuss their...
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Buildings of America

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students study buildings and their function in society. They develop awareness of their environment and its natural resources. They promote an understanding of how the environment, culture, and natural resources affect the design and...
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Exploring Plant Adaptations

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify the characteristics of a plant. In this life science instructional activity, 7th graders explain how plants adapt to their environment. They observe pictures and discuss their observations.
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Go Fish

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore rhyming words. They listen to the book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and discuss the rhyming words. After being placed into groups, they play the game, "Go Fish" and find matching rhyming words. They...
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Which One Doesn't Belong?

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders identify words that are related with 80% accuracy. Given a list of four vocabulary words, 3rd graders identify specific relationships between three of the four words. They also identify which of the four words are not...

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