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Curriculum Corner

Valentine's Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
Look no further for a Valentine's Day-themed packet intended for math and literacy centers. Learners practice writing, reading, and representing numbers in a variety of ways, including skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100. The pink...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Decoding the First Alphabets: Not as Simple as A, B, C

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Explore early writing systems and their significance in understanding the development of past civilizations. In groups, learners research early writing systems and then present their findings to the rest of the class. They teach their...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Vowel Sounds: /air/ and /er/

For Students K - 1st Standards
All the best readers started out the same way. Build the foundational skills needed to recognize vowel sounds like /air/ and /er/. Early readers write a word to label each of nine images. Each image focuses on a different spelling...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Reading: Classroom Words

For Students K
There are 10 classroom words located at the top of this instructional activity. Kindergartners match the word to the object in the picture, they write that word on the line near that object. This is a great way for them to recognize...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Practicing Circles

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
Get your writers ready to print curved letters using this whimsical worksheet. They trace 14 circular elements in an underwater scene, following the arrow and trying to stay on the dotted line. There are large and small circles here to...
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Learning
Curriculum Corner

Bugs and Flowers Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
The sun shines, flowers bloom, and bugs fly—it must be Spring! Add a cheerful theme of bugs and flowers to math and literacy centers. Scholars take part in an assortment of activities designed to reinforce concepts such as identifying...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Writing lowercase a and d

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
Printing practice is essential for aiding children in developing motor control and printing skills. They practice printing by tracing and then write the letters a and d several times each.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

v and w

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
Have fun with lowercase letters v and w as scholars get some printing practice. They use dotted lines and arrows to get some printing practice before writing a set on their own for each letter. Then, they complete an image of two owls by...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Phonics: Varient Correspondances, Silent "e" Changes

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Engage early readers in a silent e activity to help them understand the changes the letter can make to a simple word. With the provided cards, learners read and write each word as it appears without the silent e. Then they read and write...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Phonics: Onset and Rime, Word Swat

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
With a fly swatter in hand, learners swat the rime-flys with their onset swatter to make, read, and write words by blending the onset with the rime-fly. Scholars blend words, make and write words, and also work to determine if the words...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Creating Letter-shape Patterns #2

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
Before learners become writers they need to feel comfortable moving a pencil from left to right in various patterns. Use these exercises to give budding printers some fine motor practice. They complete three patterns by tracing a dotted...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Let's Learn About Firefighters!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore, analyze and study about fire fighters and fire safety. They listen to a book, list what they already know about firefighters and fire safety rules and compare/contrast types of firefighters. Each student then writes a...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Word Blender

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Little learners will love being able to blend sounds together to make words. This game provides eight onsets and eight rimes that can be used to mix and match to sound out words. This activity is to be completed in pairs and is a great...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Moving Left to Right

For Students Pre-K - K
To get scholars ready for the curves, twists, and turns of alphabet letters, give them this tracing exercise. Early writers follow dotted lines with their finger from left to right first, then trace it with a pencil. The images are...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Brown Paper Bag Family Memories

For Teachers K
Students explore and study how families do a variety of activities together. They recall and describe a family memory, collect an object that represents a family memory as well as draw and write about a family memory. They become aware...
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Writing Prompts

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Five questions and pictures make up a collection of writing assignments that spark imagination and reinforce creative writing skills. Class members respond to each question based on their observations of each picture. 
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

I'm Special Books

For Teachers K
Students become aware of the concept that each of us is special. They develop an appreciation for the special things that each can do now, and begin to develop early literacy skills. Each student creates a book about themselves and...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Phonics: Onset and Rime, Word Maker Game

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Scholars use a set of onset and rime cards to construct and write various simple words. Pairs take turns pulling cards from a bag and blending the onset card with the rime card to create a word. They record the onset, the rime, and the...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Phonics: Encoding and Decoding, Three-In-One

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Scholars use the provided pack of alphabet cards to construct basic CVC words, then write down each word they make in one of two columns. Column one is for real words and column two is for nonsense words.
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Lesson Plan
California Academy of Science

What Would Happen?

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Nothing says classroom fun like an invertebrate and a magnifying glass! Snails, earthworms, and roly-poly bugs become the center of attention as pint-sized investigators hone their inquiry and observation skills. They are guided through...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Phonics: High Frequency Words, Sand Paper Words

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Learners use a stack of words embellished with tactile elements, such as sandpaper, to practice high-frequency words. Pupils trace the tactile surface of each letter in the word, write it on their paper, then find and glue that word from...
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Worksheet
Positively Autism

Jedi Knight Application

For Students Pre-K - 3rd
Star Wars holds enduring fascination for generations of kids. Use this interest to help kids with autism learn their personal information. Young Jedis practice recording their first and last names, addresses, birth dates, and phone...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Write Like an Egyptian

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study the discovery and import of the Scorpion Tableau. They research other examples of ancient writing systems and synthesize their knowledge of them by designing new writing systems based on these early models.
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Lesson Plan
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Giving Things a Name

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students label images seen on an interactive website. In this early writing lesson, students do their best to write the name of the object seen on the screen.