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Teaching Nonviolent Direct Action through Children’s Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A five-part lesson collection introduces young learners to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s principles of  Non-violent Direct Action. Through children's literature, photographs, first-person narratives, and songs. as well as links to...
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Little Digital Citizens

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
It's never too early to learn the basics of internet safety and citizenship. Designed with the youngest scholars in mind, this five-part unit from Common Sense Media includes everything you will need to explore safe internet exploration,...
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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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Starting Early: A Kindergarten Digital Guide

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
It's never too early to start helping kids understand the basics of safety and technique on the internet. Check out this five-part unit designed with kindergarteners in mind! They take a look at what makes a good password, create their...
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Finding the Best Sites

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Here's a great five-part unit plan for the youngest learners on Internet safety and ettiquette. Kids learn the difference between a safe site and an unsafe one, explore how their digital footprint is created, discuss cyberbullying, and...
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Remote Book Clubs: Nurturing Community and Connection

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
New ReviewIn a time when collaboration is challenging, connect peers through a good book using a remote book club. Core principles include autonomy, goal setting, and collaboration between classmates. Diverse reads boost reading skills as well as...
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Seasons and Weather: Supplemental Guide

For Teachers K Standards
From warm summer days to cold winter nights, this 10-lesson unit takes children on an exploration of seasons. Using the included reading passages and images, a series of read-aloud lessons and vocabulary activities provide young children...
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Seasons and Weather: Read-Aloud Anthology

For Teachers K Standards
Kindergartners explore the cycle of the seasons in a 10-lesson language arts unit. Through a series of picture-supported read-aloud activities, children are able to identify the sequence of seasons and the types of weather associated...
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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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Grade K Literacy in Social Studies: Thinking About Families

For Teachers K Standards
Family is a wonderful subject for little learners to get excited about. Family is also the theme for a social studies unit that uses literacy standards throughout. The guide outlines approximately three weeks of instruction and breaks...
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Keep It Private

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Internet sites ask for a lot of personal information these days and most youngsters are not aware what is safe for them to share. By showing your class online check-out pages for sites such as Amazon, ETSY, and LEGO they will begin to...
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Kwanzaa — A Celebration to Honor African American People and Their Past

For Students K - 3rd Standards
A 10-page packet delivers a plethora of information about Kwanzaa—a week-long holiday that celebrates African American people and their heritage. Each page consists of informational text and an opportunity to respond to through pictures...
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Poetry Portfolios: Using Poetry to Teach Reading

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Over the course of five periods, scholars create a poetry portfolio. They begin with a reading of the poem, Firefly. With a focus on vocabulary, learners reread the poem then look for sight words and other skills. 
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Women's History Month Activity Kit

For Students K - 4th Standards
Boost reading comprehension and shed light on famous women of history with books and learning activities, which include a board game, word search, crossword puzzle, and a quiz.
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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 Four: Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
In the story, Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round: Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement by Doreen Rappaport, listeners become familiar with nonviolent protests of the Civil Rights Movement through music. Scholars then compose original...
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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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Black History Month

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Enhance Black History Month with a twenty-page resource designed to boost scholars' knowledge of the great accomplishments made by African Americans. Learners take in fun facts about famous inventors such as George Washington Carver and...
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Edison Tried and Tried Again

For Students K - 2nd Standards
How many times did it take Thomas Edison to invent a successful working lightbulb? Young learners read a short passage about this famous inventor and his determination in getting an idea to work successfully. Then, pupils respond to four...
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Abe Lincoln Remembers Lesson Plan

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Discover the life of Abraham Lincoln with help from the story Abe Lincoln Remembers by Ann Turner. After listening carefully, scholars reflect on what they deem as Lincoln's most influential life event and how it relates to them,...
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The Lorax

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Accompany a reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss and Tell Me, Tree by Gail Gibbons with an activity packet designed to bring awareness to nature, specifically trees. Scholars take to the outside, draw lines to create trees reminiscent of...
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Leonardo da Vinci

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get the scoop on Leonardo da Vinci—the artist, inventor, and scientist—with a worksheet that challenges young scholars to read a brief informational text then show what they know by way of four multiple choice questions, a sentence...
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Presidents' Day

For Students K Standards
Originally, Presidents' Day was a day to honor George Washington's birthday. Over time, it was changed to honor all US Presidents. Kindergarteners read a brief history of how the day came to be and then respond to six questions that...
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Preparing for Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Differentiate reading instruction with the help of graphic organizers, worksheets, and assessments designed to create an organized base for successful small reading groups and growth among early readers.
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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 lesson plan that uses measurement tools and formulas to figure out the time and...
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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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Looking at Leaves

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Discover the Colombian rainforest through a presentation that follows a young girl named Chayo. Chayo describes her daily life, exploring the rainforest filled with plants and animals. After getting to know Chayo, scholars go on a nature...
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Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Three mini units make up one large unit designed to explore multiculturalism and encourage cultural identity. Each lesson sparks thoughtful discussion, critical thinking, and are equipped with activities and assignments geared to...
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Next Step in Guided Reading

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Here are three guided reading lesson plan templates; each designed to meet the needs of a specific level of readers. Levels in focus are emergent, early, and transitional readers. Additionally, prompts to support your small group...
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Mapping Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Spark interest and enhance your pupils' map skills using Matteo Pericoli's book, See the City: the Journey of Manhattan Unfurled. Through Pericoli's illustrations and text, learners explore the East and West side of Manhattan. Then,...
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Desert Dwellers

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What can a quarter possibly teach young learners about desert ecosystems? More than you might think. After displaying and discussing the included picture of the Arizona state quarter, the class participates in a series of shared reading...
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Solar System Book

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Young astronomers travel through the solar system in the pages of this printable book. With clear pictures and simple sentence structure, this is a perfect resource for exploring the planets in the early elementary grade levels.
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Sites I Like

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Students research different websites and rate them according on if they like it or not. As a class, students view a website and identify features that they like and those they do not like. Students utilize the "Rate My Site Student...
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Show Respect Online

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Digital citzenship is explored as your class discusses how to show respect in social situations, in-person, and online by recognizing the importance of "tone" in both face-to-face and online communications. Using a hand-out, learners...
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Powerful Passwords

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Invite little learners to consider the use, function, and creation of Internet passwords. They start by discussing why keeping personal information secure online is important. A fun and functional exercise is used to help them understand...
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Using Picture Cues to Read Unknown Words

For Teachers K Standards
Help readers identify new words. Learners will use illustrations in the story From Head to Toe by Eric Carle to help them with unknown words. As they read new vocabulary words, they will use pictures on the imbedded worksheet to discover...
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Community Helpers

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Differentiate instruction with a unit focused on community helpers. A pre-assessment levels scholars into three groups. Learning contracts offer participants the choice of activities to complete and show what they know about specific...
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Sending Email

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Kindergarten learners discuss how they can send email messages to other people as forms of communication. This lesson helps students see that the Internet provides a means of communicating with real people through a role-playing activity.
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Writing Good Emails

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Is there a difference between a written letter and an email? Prepare little learners for a life of online communication with a lesson on what makes an email, email etiquette, and letter writing. First they determine the differences...
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Follow the Digital Trail

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Any information you put online leads to a trail called a digital footprint. Youngsters follow the digital information trails of two fictional animals. They make observations about the size and content of each trail, and discuss the kind...
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Screen Out The Mean

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students 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 cyberbullying....
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Using Keywords

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students discuss what keywords are appropriate for finding information on the Internet and how to best-find what they are looking for. In this keywords lesson plan, students create their keywords from questions they come up with....
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Things For Sale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Young scholars research online products and the sites that try to sell them. In this online advertising lesson, students see that the main purpose of product sites is to encourage viewers to buy the product. Young scholars create their...
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Lesson 3: Nonfiction

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Introduce young readers to the word of non-fiction. They examine the features found in non-fiction books such as, facts, dates, and realistic pictures. They discuss how the images in the book Your Pet Dog depict real dogs doing real...
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My Favorite Women: My Great Aunt Arizona

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
First graders explore women's history. After reading My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston, learners then interview significant women in their lives and share why those women are special to them.
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Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
What does it mean to grow? To germinate? For the plan detailed here, class members investigate the growth process of an oak tree while focusing on the beginning stages of planting and germination. They plant seeds and record observations...
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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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Bee Dance

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Everything a bee does serves a purpose. Learners in grades one through five explore the behaviors of bees through reading and dramatic puppet play. First children will create honey bee puppets, then they will discuss how bees dance to...
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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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Peeking At Pumpkins

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Students listen to a read aloud about the life cycle of the pumpkin and discuss the process. They complete a life cycle booklet.