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Grouchy Ladybug Time Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students draw hands on a clock according to the time stated below the clocks. In this clocks lesson plan, students read the book The Grouchy Ladybug and identify the time in the books. Then they practice time with their little clocks,...
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An Introduction to Jan Brett

For Teachers K - 1st
Students explore the concept of Jan Brett.  In this author study lesson plan, students are introduced to several Jan Brett books with visuals, listening centers, and video.  Students browse the internet in search of information about Jan...
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Reading Junie B. Jones

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students practice reading comprehension strategies with a book from the Junie B. Jones Series by Barbara Parks in a guided reading group.  In this reading comprehension instructional activity, students examine a story and interpret clues...
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Hat Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students demonstrate how to use illustrations to make predictions. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book The Hat by Jan Brett and make predictions about what will happen in the text. Students print out animal masks...
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Freak the Mighty Vocabulary/Question Journal Ch. 13-25

For Students 6th - 10th
In this novel study activity, students review the vocabulary and plot structure of chapters 13-25 of Freak the Mighty as they respond to 21 fill in the blank and short answer questions.
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After Goldilocks

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners explore reading comprehension by reading a nursery rhyme in class. In this story analysis lesson, students read the story After Goldilocks and discuss the writer's techniques to expand the Goldilocks story. Learners complete a...
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First Letter Changes

For Teachers K
Students use the books of Eric Carle to change the first letter in a word to see a new word. In this phonics lesson plan, students change the beginning letters in poems and books.
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Vocabulary Lesson (Color Words) Using Various Books by Eric Carle and Internet Sites

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students investigate color words. In this vocabulary, high frequency words, and technology instructional activity, students visit various websites to practice reading color words. Students listen to Eric Carle books and observe the...
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Dr. Seuss and the Rhyming Couplet

For Students 4th - 5th
In this Dr. Seuss learning exercise, students read an excerpt from the book Horton Hears a Who and fill in the last line of the couplet based off the rhyming word in line 1. Students also find the vocabulary definitions for 4 different...
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Dr. Seuss Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Dr. Seuss instructional activity, learners fill in the blanks to sentences about Dr. Seuss by choosing the correct answer and answer true and false questions. Students complete 8 questions.
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Introduce Vocabulary: Curious George Rides a Bike

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore language arts by reading a classic book in class. In this story vocabulary lesson, students read the book Curious George Rides a Bike and identify the use of specific vocabulary words. Students define the selected words...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Gregory, the Terrible Eater

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are read Gregory, the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat. In this vocabulary focused lesson, students discover the definitions of at least three Tier Two words. They discuss the meanings of the words, as a group, both before...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Two Bad Ants

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students discover the meaning of tier two vocabulary words. In this vocabulary instructional activity, students read Two Bad Ants, listening for 3 pre-selected, tier two vocabulary words. Words are defined by the teacher and students...
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Introduce Vocabulary: Gregory the Terrible Eater

For Teachers K - 1st
Students are read Gregory the Terrible Eater, by Mitchell Sharmat. For this vocabulary focused lesson, students discover the meaning of four new words. They discuss the meanings of the words, as a group, both before and after the story...
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Magic Tree House - Afternoon on the Amazon (Ch. 4)

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this comprehension worksheet, students read the book Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 4 from Magic Tree House, and answer short answer questions and define vocabulary words. Students complete 10 problems.
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Magic Tree House - Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 6

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this comprehension worksheet, students read the book Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 6 from Magic Tree House, and answer short answer questions and define vocabulary words. Students complete 9 problems.  
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Magic Tree House - Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 8

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this comprehension worksheet, students read the book Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 8 from Magic Tree House, and answer short answer questions and define vocabulary words. Students complete 8 problems.
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Magic Tree House - Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 9

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this comprehension worksheet, learners read the book Afternoon on the Amazon chapter 9 from Magic Tree House, and answer short answer questions and define vocabulary words. Students complete 7 problems.
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Friends Together: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers K Standards
Enjoy this thematic friendship unit compiled with ESL lessons to develop strong language development while listening, speaking, looking, and moving. Class members participate in activities covering topics like making friends, asking for...
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Activity: ‘Pancakes, Pancakes’ by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
After reading the story, Pancakes, Pancakes by Eric Carle, young scholars work together to make pancakes and reflect on the day's activities through a grand conversation. 
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The Lightning Thief: Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Before diving into the engaging tale of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, conduct this directed reading and thinking activity. Assess your pupils' knowledge of Greek gods and mythology through a knowledge web, and...
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Imaginary Invalid: Study Guide

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What do you get when you cross a man with hypochondria, a young doctor, and a nun? A hilarious play by Moliere. A study guide for Imaginary Invalid introduces theater-goers to the French comedy by providing an overview of the characters...
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The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
After reading a brief excerpt from Aesop's Fables, your class will examine the idea of betrayal as presented by the creatures in this story and cite evidence in the text to support their discussion.
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Poetry: When the Rain Sings Poems by Young Native Americans

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Poetry can express feelings, values, and culture; it also provides insight into a time and place. Young analysts discuss the meanings of several poems from a collection of Native American works entitled, When the Rain Sings. They then...