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Social & Emotional Learning in Elementary School: Self-Management

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of self-motivation with a collection of 16 resources. Curated are a variety of units, lesson plans, graphic organizers, handouts, printables, and activities designed to encourage kindergarteners through fifth...
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Reading Across the Lower Elementary Curriculum

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Who doesn't love a good story? Cover your basic subjects—English language arts, math, science, and social studies—with a collection comprised of lesson plans, activities, projects, and worksheets all of which focus on a story book...
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Colombia

For Teachers K Standards
Four lessons in this collection explore the environment of Colombia's tropical rainforests, its biodiversity, and a major export from the country: coffee. Kindergarteners participate in a variety of activities that are designed to meet...
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A Selection of Stories from The Æsop for Children

For Students K - 8th Standards
Read and incorporate a variety of Aesop's Fables into a fable genre study with an eBook produced by the Library of Congress. The interactive eBook contains 146 fables written by Aesop and includes colorful interactive illustrations by...
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A Busy Bird

For Students K Standards
Kindergartners read a short passage and answer questions based on what they read. The question set involves circling pictures, writing words, and drawing pictures.
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Messy Bessey's Holidays

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teach your class some fairly complex terms—factors of production, human resources, capital resources, natural resources, and intermediate goods—with a storybook (Messy Bessey's Holidays), plenty of visuals and handouts, and related...
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Folk and Fairy Tale Readers: The Little Red Hen

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Engage young learners in reading classic folk tales with this printable version of The Little Red Hen. The simple language and repetitive structure of the story make it perfect for children working on developing their fluency. Two...
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“I Can” Common Core! Kindergarten Reading

For Teachers K Standards
Did your class meet the standards for reading? Guide the class with a handy checklist that focuses on reading foundational skills, reading fiction, and reading nonfiction texts. The poster prints onto three standard sheets of paper and...
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The Common Core Literacy Standards - Kindergarten Posters

For Teachers K Standards
Can we do it? Yes we can! Your class can become Common Core masters with a fine set of posters that state each of the kindergarten literacy standards in a friendly "we can" statement. Each of the posters contains two standards, a "we...
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There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves Storia Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves? Little learners read a new version of the old swallow story with a fall twist as they try to answer the big question; Why is that lady swallowing all that weird stuff? The teacher's guide...
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Tell a Fairy Tale with Dance

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of a familiar fairy tale introduces the concept of story elements—main characters, setting, and plot. Multiple retellings of the story set to music get scholars moving as they dance. Movements portray story elements and tell...
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BIG Ideas about BIG Feelings

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A read-aloud of the story, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, begins a lesson all about big emotions. Scholars share a time when someone they know exhibited strong feelings, focusing on what they said, looked like, and how they...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
What exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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My Little Seed House and Seed Book

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
After reading Eric Carle's The Tiny House, young gardeners build a seed house to plant several seeds and observe their growth. Findings are drawn in a mini seed book. Remaining seeds turn into paper and planted in a classroom garden or...
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Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Fairy tales seem like quick, fun children's stories, but asking compelling questions about characters, plot elements, and literary themes can transform them into rich and complex tales. Use a series of eight lessons on Hans Christian...
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Reading Comprehension

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Celebrate National Reading Month in March—or any month of the year—with a selection of versatile graphic organizers. The worksheets prompt readers to easily compare characters, predict what will happen next in a story, track their...
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Lessons From the Lorax

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Is progress progressing too fast? So believes the Lorax, the eponymous character from Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Young environmental science students read the book and debate the arguments of the Lorax and the Once-ler regarding the value of...
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Folklore and Fairytales: A Guide to Using Traditional Tales and Reimagined Classics

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Every culture has its own stories to tell. An interesting educator's guide shares a large collection of fairytales and folktales, some from different cultures and some re-creations of classics. A summary and brief teaching ideas...
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Part Five: Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Scholars read and become familiar with peaceful protests detailed in the story, Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins. Pupils reexamine the tale and use the Six Steps to Nonviolent Direct Action in...
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Part Three: Rosa

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Scholars take in a new view of Rosa Parks with the story, Rosa by Nikki Giovanni. Following the reading, learners examine primary and secondary sources that detail the nonviolent protest known as the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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Part Two: Freedom on the Menu—The Greensboro Sit-Ins

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of, Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford, with an in-depth investigation into nonviolent protest using primary and secondary sources, narratives, and documentary excerpts. 
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Part One: A Sweet Smell of Roses

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A lesson begins with a read-aloud of the story, A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson. Scholars then take part in a discussion about the nonviolent methods featured in primary and secondary sources. 
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The Ugly Duckling Resource Guide

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Our differences aren't meant to divide us! Use Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale "The Ugly Duckling" to reinforce the concept that appearances don't define someone's character, and that there is always somewhere where we belong.
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The Lorax

For Students K - 6th Standards
Accompany a reading of Dr. Seuss' tale, The Lorax, with a five-item worksheet. Questions challenge scholars to list characters' names, use text details to answer inquiries, and describe the moral of the story. 
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Kindergarten: Exploring the Concept of “Leadership”

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Kindergartners aren't too little to be leaders! Teach them about the qualities and responsibilities of all types of leaders, including political figures, community leaders, and family members, with an engaging lesson for young citizens. 
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The Fox and the Stork

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Young readers take part in a meaningful discussion following a reading of Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Stork." Five questions focus on the characters' actions and offering apologies. 
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Picture-Books in Winter

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Five questions challenge scholars to make inferences after reading a poem, "Picture-Books in Winter" by Robert Louis Stevenson. 
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Tiger-Tiger, is it True?

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th Standards
Scholars take part in a philosophical discussion about truth, thoughts, and feelings following a reading of Tiger-Tiger is it True? by Byron Katie and Hans Wilhelm. 
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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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Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Explore the works of Eric Carle with a set of four lessons focused around the stories, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Papa, Please Get the Moon For Me, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Young readers develop a storyboard,...
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Jan Brett Author Study

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Expose young children to the wonderful works of author and illustrator Jan Brett using a few of her stories such as Armadillo Rodeo, The Mitten, or Daisy Comes Home through a unit study. 
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How Tiger Got His Stripes: A Folktale from Vietnam (Kindergarten)

For Teachers K Standards
Differentiate English language arts instruction with a lesson that features the Vietnamese folktale How Tiger Got His Stripes. Scholars examine words that begin with the letter t, recall a folktale's details, write a self-reflection, and...
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Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plan Guide

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension and story mapping skills with the help from a story, Gingerbread Baby by Jen Brett. Individuals discover new vocabulary, make predictions, retell main events, respond to reading using a graphic organizer,...
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I See a School

For Students K - 1st Standards
Enthusiastic readers report on a book detailing what it's about and their favorite part with a picture-based writing template. A nonfiction version takes a step further to highlight what the pupil learned, and a fiction version showcases...
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The Long Road to Coffee

For Teachers K Standards
During the fourth lesson of a series on Colombia, pupils discover the process to which the coffee plant becomes the coffee we drink. Pupils compare how locally grown foods get into homes to how coffee from Colombia gets into their mug.
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How Far Away Is a Tropical Rainforest?

For Teachers K Standards
If driving to school only takes 10 minutes, then how long does it take to drive to a tropical rainforest in Colombia? Explore the focus question in a instructional activity that uses measurement tools and formulas to figure out the time...
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My Forest or the Rainforest?

For Teachers K Standards
The differences between tropical and temperate rainforests range from animals and flowers to climate and landscapes. Kindergarteners compare and contrast characteristics of their local forest to a tropical rainforest.
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Take your guided reading lesson plans to the next level with a collection of printables, templates, and reference tools equipped to support the reading needs of your readers. Included is a detailed information page, grouping sheet,...
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Planning Support and Sample Lesson

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Give guided reading lesson plans a makeover with a sample lesson plan designed to meet the needs of your early readers. The sample lesson is divided into three sections: before, during, and after reading. The model then extends to a...
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The Magic Hat - Classroom Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Bring some magic to your kindergarten class with a set of activities for Mem Fox's The Magic Hat. With shadow puppets, science experiments, and rhyming word jumbles, the packet of lessons is sure to entrance young readers!
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Persistence

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
When the going gets hard, the hard get going! Learn about persistence, one of the Habits of Mind, with a series of lessons that focus on different groups of people and animals who persisted through adverse times and situations.
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Using Picture Books to Teach the Habits of Mind

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Foster a healthy and kind classroom community with a series of literary lessons focused on the habits of mind. Each lesson features a picture book that shares a literary theme with one or more of the habits of mind.
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Zoom!

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Turn your class' focus on how wheelchairs assist individuals with disabilities to become more independent with this disabilities lesson plan. Scholars listen to a read aloud of the book, Zoom! by Robert Munsch, answer questions about key...
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A World of Animals: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 10)

For Teachers K Standards
Animals are the theme of this series of English language development lessons. Scholars take part in grand conversations about woodland, jungle, and grassland animals. They also go on picture walks, read poems and high frequency words,...
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A World of Animals: Challenge Activities (Theme 10)

For Teachers K Standards
Animals are the theme of this series of challenge activities. Extend scholars' learning opportunities by writing personal narratives and book reports, creating picture and alphabet books, and drawing scenes from stories read aloud.
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The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Turn your classroom into a pig sty with a instructional activity based on the Appalachian folktale The Pig Who Went Home on Sunday. Similar to the story of The Three Little Pigs, the folktale tells a story of four pigs who leave home—and...
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A Tale of Two Frogs

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Ribbit ribbit! Hop through a series of activities based on A Tale of Two Frogs. Kids read the Russian folktale and answer reading comprehension questions before working on phonics exercises, tracing dotting lines to make a path between...
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Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Learn about the animals of Australia with a language arts lesson plan about an Australian folktale called, Why Koala Has a Stumpy Tail. After reading the story as a class, kids discuss events and characters from the book, retell the...
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The Magic Pot

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
The Magic Pot by Patricia Coombs is the theme of this multidisciplinary lesson plan. Early readers first take part in a read aloud and grand conversation about the story's details. Then, they get to work practicing their skills in...
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Down on the Farm: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 8)

For Teachers K Standards
Down on the Farm is the theme of this series of ESL lessons designed to support reading, speaking, and listening skills. Over three weeks, your learners will have the opportunity to sing songs, play guessing games, create masks, role...
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Wheels Go Around: Challenge Activities (Theme 7)

For Teachers K Standards
Wheels go around is the theme of this series of challenge activities. Extend learning of making predictions and the reading comprehension skill, cause and effect, through grand conversations, poster designing, and writing books.
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Let’s Count!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 5)

For Teachers K Standards
Counting is the theme of this compilation of ESL lessons. Through listening, speaking, and moving, your young learners take part in a variety of activities to enhance their English proficiency such as making menus and books,...
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Let’s Count!: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers K Standards
Challenge young scholars with a counting-themed series of activities. Your counters will write invitations to a feast, create books about dinner parties and animals, design posters, draw pictures of their favorite peaceful places, and...
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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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Friends Together: Challenge Activities (Theme 4)

For Teachers K Standards
Friends are the overarching theme of this set of extension activities for more advanced learners. Kids complete a variety of different activities, such as putting together an alphabet book, writing about friends, creating books about...
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We’re a Family: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers K Standards
Focus on family during this themed collection of extension activities for more advanced learners. Class members draw, share, retell stories, create posters, and more during these activities.
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Look at Us!: Challenge Activities (Theme 1)

For Teachers K Standards
Challenge your advanced learners with this set of activities based around a common theme. Learners draw, research, share, retell stories, compare and contrast, and more over the course of these activities, which focus mostly on animals...
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Anansi and the Tug o' War

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Combine art, math, language arts, drama, and delicious Jell-o with a instructional activity based on the African folktale Anansi and the Tug o' War. Kids make predictions and discuss plot points of the story before joining in...
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The Clever Monkey

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Your clever kindergartners will enjoy a series of activities based on the West African folktale, The Clever Monkey, adapted by Rob Cleveland. They sequence the story with pictures, copy sentences, illustrate idioms about cats, and taste...
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How Tiger Got His Stripes

For Teachers K Standards
How did the tiger get its stripes? Kindergartners read a Vietnamese folk tale, "How the Tiger Got His Stripes," retold by Rob Cleveland, and work through several reading comprehension and literary analysis activities.
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Anansi And Turtle Go To Dinner

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
That tricky Anansi! Join him and Turtle in the story Anansi and Turtle Go to Dinner by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk, based on the African folktale. Kids answer comprehension questions and sing songs about spiders before creating spider webs...
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Go to Sleep, Gecko!

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A cute folktale from Bali tells the story of Gecko, Elephant, and Buffalo, and Gecko's struggle to sleep. After reading Go to Sleep, Gecko, learners focus on comprehension questions, singing and learning about geckos, building a house...
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Billy Brown and the Belly Button Beastie

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
How would you feel if you lost your belly button? Read about Billy Brown in Billy Brown and the Belly Button Beastie by Bobby and Sherry Norfolk. Young learners retell the story, answer questions, focus on the letter B and parts of the...
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Magic School Bus Going Batty

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Have a scary adventure with a set of reading activities based on Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Going Batty! Several worksheets encourage kids to predict what they will learn with a KWL chart, examine the new vocabulary words from...
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Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Pocket Chart

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
No more monkeys jumping on the bed! Treat your little monkeys to an activity about the classic children's story. It features story strips with different parts of the story to put in order, as well as printable monkeys and a bed fit for...
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Happy 40th Birthday Brown Bear

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What do you see? Wish a happy birthday to Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The lesson includes six extension activities for the books and its companion stories, including a maze and animal...
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An Educator's Guide to Jan Brett

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Prepare to teach Jan Brett stories by taking a look at this teacher resource, which includes text-based questions, writing assignments, discussion ideas, and vocabulary practice for 18 different stories.
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A Teacher's Guide to The Polar Express

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Put on your hats and mittens, button your coat and lace your boots, its time for a trip on The Polar Express. Designed with both primary and upper-grade learners in mind, this resource provides lessons and activities that use this...
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Owl Moon Teaching Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Capture the engagement of young readers with this collection of activities based on Jane Yolen's book, Owl Moon. Following a shared reading of this children's story, the class explores the geography of the American Northeast, creates...
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A Teacher's Guide to The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
What if the Gingerbread Man was trying to catch you, rather than the other way around? Pupils can find out what happens by reading the story The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray and enrich their experience with the...
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Activity Guide for Snow

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Create a cross-curricular learning experience around a shared reading of Cynthia Rylant's book Snow. From writing poetry and a singing a song about snow, to creating paper snowflakes and solving math story problems, this resource uses...
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Fun in the Snow

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Celebrate the arrival of winter with a reading of Jack Ezra Keats' book The Snowy Day. Engaging children by asking them about their own experiences in the snow, the teacher goes on to read the story aloud before asking the class to draw...
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Help with Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Children's education doesn't have to end when they leave the classroom. Support parents with imporving their children's reading comprehension skills at home with this list of guiding questions.
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How Do We All Live Together?

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Explore the concepts of community and point of view with these activities complementing the children's book Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne. Following a class reading of the story, ask students to either draw a map of the...
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A Letter to Amy Teaching Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Peter wants to send a special birthday party invitation to Amy, but a lot can happen between the front door and the mail box. Read the children's book A Letter to Amy by Ezra Jack Keats with your class to find out what happens, extending...
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Whole Language Reading: Pumpkin Pie Baking Activity

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Fill your classroom with the delicious aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie using this fun language arts lesson. Beginning with a class reading of the book Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, learners practice identifying rhyming words, making...
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Literacy Language Kit for the Book Hi! Fly Guy

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Create a buzz in your class with this collection of learning activities for the book Hi! Fly Guy. Including a list of comprehension questions, a sequence of events activity, a summary writing assignment, and a vocabulary list, this...
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Piggybook: A Read4Health Lesson Plan

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
"You are pigs." With those three simple words, the lives of the Piggott family were changed forever. Read aloud the children's story Piggybook by Anthony Browne and teach your class the importance of personal responsibility, learning...
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Retelling A Story

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Looking for a good lesson that teaches the skill of putting events in a story in the correct sequential order? This lesson could be for you! Learners read the story My Red Balloon and retell the story to a partner. They use text details...
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Good Grapes! A Math Lesson

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
As the title says, the lesson presented focuses mostly on math; however, pupils also complete related language arts activities. Learners read about the history, domestication, and transport of grapes, and then use actual grapes to...
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A Fantasy Story: Spooky!

For Students K - 1st Standards
This creepy fantasy story needs an ending! Learners use a spooky voice to read a short story ending at an ellipsis...what was in the dark, dark box? They illustrate what they think could have been in there and write a title for the...
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A Fantasy Story: Baby Bear's Space Journey

For Students K - 1st Standards
Give this literacy worksheet to your beginning readers to help them draw out key details and retell in their own words. They read a short fantasy story about a bear in space which includes dialogue, onomatopoeia, and a simple story line....
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Steps are in Sequence

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Mary Hill's Let's Make Pizza provides elementary schoolers with a chance to practice sequencing. Young bakers arrange the pictures and text sentence strips in order before creating their own culinary masterpieces.
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“Wild Readers” Decoding Skills Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
Set young readers on the path toward fluency with this phonemic awareness resource. Based on the award-winning children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, this activity allows beginning readers to practice isolating phonemes and...
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Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers Pre-K - 4th Standards
Create a cross-curricular learning experience based on the children's book Joseph Had a Little Overcoat with this collection of learning activities. Starting with a class reading of the story, children go on to learn about the sequence...
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Caps for Sale

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Bring to life a class reading of the children's book Caps for Sale with this printable set of manipulatives. Color, laminate, and cut out these pictures of the peddler, his caps, the tree, and the monkeys, using them act out the story as...
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Over in the Meadow Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Get young learners on their feet and moving around with this fun activity for the children's book Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats. During an initial reading of the story, the teacher stops and introduces students to a series of...
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Safety Sequence

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Follow up a class reading of the children's book Officer Buckle and Gloria with this simple sequence-of-events worksheet. Including pictures of six key moments from the story, young learners must first number them in the correct order...
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Lesson Plan for Scaffolding Complex Texts

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a class read-aloud of the children's story Hi! Fly Guy with this reading comprehension lesson. Children first listen as the teacher reads the story, stopping along the way to discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary. The book is then...
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As the Kids Come and Go: Mapping a Classroom

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Map the classroom with your kids to help them understand how maps work and how to read them. The lesson starts off with a story about animals living and moving around the globe, and then kids create maps of their classroom to show how...
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I Am a Storyteller

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Help kindergartners apply the theme of We Share Everything to their own lives in this interactive lesson. Youngsters listen to the story and then do a fun activity to recall the sequence of events: whoever a beanbag is tossed to must...
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Screen Out The Mean

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Young scholars discuss what to do if they are being cyberbullied by someone online. Students read a scenario about mean online behavior. They discuss ways to respond to the behavior, and create a tip sheet on ways to respond to...
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Lesson 3: Tells a Story

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners listen to a nursery rhyme and then tell the story in their own words (without rhyming). They practice as a class using Jack and Jill and then try Three Blind Mice on their own. The lesson includes a worksheet for the...
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Step By Step Directions

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Perfect for your unit on pumpkins and autumn! Learn how to write step by step directions on how to dry pumpkin seeds based on The Pumpkin Book. Youngesters also explain how they know this is a "how to" book. A fun and yummy lesson!
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Sequence Clue Words

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Young learners use sequence words to describe pictures they draw of events happening in a story. To practice sequencing events, they use words such as first, then, next, and more.
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Oklahoma Stone Soup

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Class members complete activities related to the story "Oklahoma Stone Soup." First, pupils read, discuss, and answer questions about the story. Next, to incorporate math into the lesson, learners make stone soup using a variety of...
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Thanksgiving Lessons Grades PreK-2

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
A quintessential resource for teaching an elementary unit on the first Thanksgiving addresses a variety of skills, including informational reading, critical thinking, comparing and contrasting facts, technology tools, and historical...
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The Farmer and the Cowman

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
What is the difference between a ranch and a farm? After reading and discussing the provided background information, young agriculturalists will color, cut, and create neat little booklets that show the differences between ranches and...
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This Little Pig

For Teachers 1st Standards
First graders study basic information about swine. They write and identify vocabulary words relating to the subject. They write a recipe for "Pigs in a Blanket," using canned crescent rolls and small sausages. They trade recipes and...
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I Am a Storyteller

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Choose a book (preferably about following directions and listening) and examine the parts with beginning readers. They listen as you introduce the title, author, and illustrator, then read the story. Although the different parts of this...
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Agriculture in Motion

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Youngsters learn about simple machines that could be used on a farm.  They learn about agricluture, listen to a farmer speak, compare and contrast different farm machines, and then design their own. Note that although the publisher...
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Mighty Earth Movers

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Note that although the publisher lists almost all of the Common Core standards for both math and language arts, you will most likely want to take the general topic and choose which area to focus on. Regarding math, pupils measure worms...
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Little Red Hen

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Pupils listen to a teacher reading of The Little Red Hen, identify the story elements and sequence them. They talk about different jobs associated with providing food and act out a play based on the story. Be aware that although several...