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Writing a News Article

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Join the newspaper business with a series of lessons and exercises focused on elements of journalism. The packet focuses on distinguishing fact from opinion, writing effective headlines, sequencing events, and editing and proofreading a...
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Character Builder

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Characters in a story are more than a name to remember. Use a character builder worksheet to write out a character's appearance, background, personality, attributes, and story relevance, including whether they are a main or minor...
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If

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Rudyard Kipling's advice to his son in the poem "If" is a resounding message that echoes through generations. After reading the famous poem, middle schoolers work on analyzing specific lines, completing activities based on unfamiliar...
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Planetary Magnetism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What do magnetic fields look like? The best way to learn about magnetic fields is to try identifying them for yourself. Scholars will understand the importance of magnetic fields after completing this experiment. The extension activities...
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Planet Designer: What’s Trending Hot?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Excite scholars to design their own planet in this first of five lessons. The lesson starts with a pre-activity assessment, a complete lesson plan that is easy to implement, and a post-activity assessment that would look great displayed...
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Planet Designer: Martian Makeover

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Mars used to have liquid water, can you make it come back? Use the lesson and simulation to understand why Mars lost its magnetic field, why atmosphere is important, and what gravity has to do with it. This is the third lesson in a...
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Measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Scientists need to figure out how to measure interplanetary magnetic fields, but the magnetic field of the spacecraft is interfering with their readings. Scholars attempt to solve the problem that has perplexed NASA scientists for years.
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The Science of Microbes

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Looking for an interesting text to share the world of microbes with your middle school classroom? The edition contains explanations, worksheets, experiments, discussions, and links to outside sources for a true and complete microbiology...
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Voices from Little Rock: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement through Primary Sources

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
As part of a study of the Civil Rights Movement, class members examine documents associated with the Little Rock Nine, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 14th and 15th Amendments to the US Constitution, and chapters from Melba...
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Identifying Fraction Location Positive and Negative

For Students 6th Standards
Sixth graders practice their fraction and number line skills by identifying where a given fraction is located on the line. Provide mathematicians with a colored pencil for easy identification of the fraction.
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Persuasive Writing - Introductory Paragraph Review

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Master a well-organized thesis statement with a short activity for a persuasive writing unit. Young writers read five different introductory paragraphs about various topics, find the main ideas addressed in each thesis statement, and jot...
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It's Your Paycheck

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Beyond reading and arithmetic, one of the most important skills for graduating seniors to have is fiscal literacy and responsibility. Start them on the right financial track with nine lessons that focus on a variety of important personal...
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Short Story Planning Guide

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
A short story is only as strong as its characters, development, and conflicts. Encourage the young authors in your class to plan their stories based on the elements of narrative writing, all provided in brainstorming graphic organizers.
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On Target: Strategies to Help Readers Make Meaning through Inferences

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that explicitly teaches, models, and provides readers with opportunities to practice the process of drawing inferences from text. Packed with strategies elementary, middle, and high school teachers can use, the resource...
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The End of an Era

For Students 6th Standards
Sixth graders read a short literary story and then respond to ten questions that ask learners to support their answers with evidence from the text.
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Reading Closely Teacher Manual

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Wolves are the subject of a series of images, informational texts, videos, websites, and narratives. The activities prompt learners to use close reading skills, including reading closely for textual details, making evidence-based claims,...
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What Leads to Revolution?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
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Media Literacy

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
Young learners today are bombarded by media manipulation. Help them develop the skills they will need to become savvy 21st century media consumers with a unit on media literacy.
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Could We Actually Live on Mars?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What would be the best place to live on Mars? A fascinating look at the geographical of Mars is sure to intrigue the future astronomers in your middle or high school class. A short video introduces learners to the different...
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Haileybury Habits of Mind Learning Resource Book

For Teachers K - 12th
Imagine a learning community committed to using Costa and Kallick's Habits of Mind as the basis of curriculum design. The resource book is packed with lessons that are designed for and identify the standards and habits of mind targeted...
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Solution

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A great way to incorporate a beloved author into the classroom. This book report learning exercise requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be....
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Problem

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A simple book report worksheet requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be. Lastly, individuals illustrate the problem in the book.
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Setting

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A great way to incorporate a beloved author into the classroom, especially during the month of March. This book report worksheet requires young authors to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide...
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Dr. Seuss Book Report - Scene

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A one-page book report activity requires young readers to write a short summary of their favorite Dr. Seuss book. It's up to you to decide how long the summary should be. Lastly, individuals draw an illustration of their favorite...