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How False News Can Spread

For Students 7th - 12th
Here's a must-see video. The topic—circular reporting, or the intentional spreading and leaking of false information. The big idea here is to teach viewers to recognize and avoid contributing to the cycle.
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Scientific Method Sheet

For Students 2nd - 8th
This snazzy little scientific method activity assists young scientists in acquiring new knowledge while conducting experiments. A simple, ready-to-use tool for recording data.
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Lunchroom Fight II

For Teachers 5th - 10th Standards
To determine who should be suspended for a lunchroom fight, groups must source, contextualize, and corroborate the testimonies of various participants and witnesses.
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The Hobbit: Biopoem

For Teachers 6th - 12th
As part of their reading of The Hobbit, readers create a biopoem for one of Tolkien's characters.
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The Hobbit: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Considering using Tolkien's The Hobbit for book circles or whole-class reading? Check out this packet that provides an overview of the novel, some interesting background materials, and links to additional resources.
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Lessons for Social Studies Educators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Point of view, purpose, and tone: three concepts readers of primary and secondary source materials must take into account when examining documents. Class members view a PowerPoint presentation and use the SOAPS strategy to identify an...
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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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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 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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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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Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books

For Students 6th - 12th
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
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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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Comprehensive Curriculum Social Studies (Grade 7)

For Teachers 7th - 8th
US history from 1776 through 1877 is the focus of a comprehensive curriculum guide designed for seventh graders. Each of the seven units in the 102-page packet includes a list of guiding questions, grade-level expectations, links to...
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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 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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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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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 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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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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When Pigs Fly: A Lesson Plan on Idioms

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Not to keep you on pins and needles, but don't jump the gun on this idiom resource. Instead, keep from barking up the wrong tree by previewing the entire resource before beginning. The detailed instructions make presenting the activity a...
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Problem Behavior Questionnaire

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
It can be frustrating for a child and teacher alike when a problem behavior arises over and over in a classroom. Analyze when, where, and why the behavior is occurring with a questionnaire, in which educators mark the percent of the time...
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No-Blender Pulp Painting

For Teachers K - 12th
Like finger painting, this project is very tactile. Kids tear tissue paper into small pieces, add water, and mix up a pulp that can be pressed onto a canvas to create a colorful, textured painting.
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Insoluble Paintings

For Teachers K - 12th
Insolubility and density? Yup, it's art class, of course. To create insoluble paintings that continually move and change, kids mix water-based paint with mineral oil and seal the mixture in laminating pouches.