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Using Text Features

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Investigate a "table of contents" with your students! They read the table of contents in Deserts by Darlene R. Stille and predict where the answers to specific questions might be found. Learners complete a worksheet in which they find...
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Telling Stories Through Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd
Examine the movement of characters in the story, Caps for Sale. Using the text, pupils invent gestures and movements for some of the actions and major events. They practice retelling a story by using the movements they developed. They...
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Elsie Marley

For Teachers K - 2nd
The nursery rhyme "Elsie Marley" is used to help childrent determine the meaning of the verses. They act out the rhyme, chant the rhyme as a class and complete a cloze activity. Afterward, they add the rhyme to their "My Very Own Nursery...
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Create a Music Carnival

For Teachers 2nd
This outstanding lesson plan will encourage your students to combine their knowledge of rhythm, pitch, tone and color with their imaginations to create original compositions about animals. They create a music carnival to "Peter and the...
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A Tale of Two Stories

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students develop their classification and math skills using the stories "The Three Little Pigs" (Galdone 1970) and "Cinderella" (Grimm and Grimm 1981). They compare the two stories using venn diagrams, simple maps, and problem solving.
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Math Word Problems

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
After reading The Mitten by Jan Brett, youngsters willuse the characters in the story to write word problems for addition and subtraction. For example, they may state that a rabbit had 7 carrots and then lost 2, how many were left? There...
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Create a Graph Online

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
Scholars create colorful bar, line, or pie graphs. They decide on a survey question to ask or a type of data to gather. From there, they collect information and data. They display this data in bar, line, or pie graphs that they create...
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly: Kidspiration

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders view a video about butterflies and recall its life cycle. They will also complete a Kidspiration slide show to illustrate the life cycle of a butterfly and study a word list of butterfly vocabulary to include in their...
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Stop! Explore Go!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine a three-step process for making decisions and how their peers can influence them in different ways. They role-play different roles when making decisions and other students reflect on how they feel about the activity.
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Using a Hundreds Chart

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Youngsters participate in three activities using the hundreds chart. They will choose numbers to add up to one hundred. Whoever gets the most combinations wins. Two variations of the game are supplied.
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Go Fish

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Help learners discover methods to estimate animal population. They will participate in a simulation of catching and tagging fish in order to estimate the fish population. They scoop and count goldfish crackers, record data, and use...
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Book Title: Great Estimations

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Explore estimation with your math class. They will estimate how many Cheerios are in a box. Then count and group 50 Cheerios on a twist tie and attach groups to represent hundreds. They then discuss and practice skip counting and revise...
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Data and Probability: What is the Best Snack?

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
In this math/nutrition lesson, the nutritional value of 3 snack foods is recorded on a data chart and represented on a bar graph. Students analyze and compare information, construct data charts and related bar graphs, and draw...
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Just a Minute!

For Teachers K - 12th
Students put the standard measure of clock time -- the minute -- in perspective. This lesson can be modified for virtually any grade level. They write about what they learned about a minute as a result of the activities.
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Count Coins and Bills

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Lower graders recognize coins and paper money and understand its value. They participate in a variety of money problems to appreciate the value of money. Students add, subtract, chart and solve money problems.
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Everybody Is Unique: A Lesson in Respect for Others' Differences

For Teachers K - 8th
Learners of all ages talk about the meaning of the word "unique," and draw a truly unique person, one part at a time. They create a totally unique person, with a head drawn by one student, a torso drawn by another student, and lower body...
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Introducing Multiplication

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners will look at repeating addition examples and view how they can be written as multiplication. They use manipulatives to complete a repeating addition lesson and show it on graph paper. They also chart what they have found and...
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Budget Hungry

For Teachers 2nd
Young elementary students create an expense budget for a meal at a restaurant. They learn the basic communication and etiquette skills needed to successfully go on a field trip to implement the budgets they created.
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Halloween Math Maze: Worksheet 1

For Students 2nd - 4th
After solving the twenty-six addition problems on this ghostly instructional activity, your class must find the path to the haunted house. By following the even-numbered sums, they will find the way! Answers are provided.
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Pay It Forward Project

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Create a list of random acts of kindness and have your class perform them during a designated week. Learners will also participate in a project centered around being kind to others. Each grade chooses their kindness project, and then...
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Chipmunk Review Game

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Play a chipmunk game to review skills that enhace a community or family atmosphere in the classroom. In this non-competitive review game, this technique will challenge children to recall facts from any topic without the usual...
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Online —On Stage—and Action

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Use your tablets to participate in a culture-sharing project with a class in a foreign country. Your class can communicate and share ideas with a class in another country, swapping information regarding language and culture. Together you...
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Mary Todd Tours the World

For Teachers K - 5th
Pupils analyze how distinguishing another culture encourages us to respect each other. They research culture and all its avenues, recognizing and comprehending the relationship between people and geography. Ultimately, they can apply...
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When the Wind Blows Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners read a book and observe the wind and how it affects the environment. They explore what wind does by looking at pictures, reading a book, and by completing an experiment. They will use their own knowledge of the wind and compare...