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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 Writing

For Teachers K Standards
Guide the class through the writing process with a great "I can" poster made specifically for the Common Core standards. Intended for learners in the first grade, the poster provides nine target standards in a checklist format.
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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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My First Biography: Christopher Columbus Storia Teaching Guide | Scholastic.com

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Sail with Christopher Columbus on a biographical reading adventure. Young explorers learn about the life of Sir Columbus as they hone their comprehension skills through guiding questions, shared reading, and fluency practice. Included in...
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Potato Exploration: Projects All About Potatoes!

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
How many potatoes tall are you? Unearth this rich resource! A reading of John Coy’s Two Old Potatoes begins a cross-curricular exploration of potatoes. Class members read, write, weigh, measure, and experiment with potatoes. Additional...
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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewFeel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewAll trees are not created equal. A set of three wildlife conservation lessons has learners examine the characteristics of individual trees. They look at the life cycle of the tree using a story and reference a field guide to identify...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewWhat 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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Writing a Classroom Story

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
New ReviewRemember a special event with a book written by the class. As a whole, scholars discuss a field trip, visitor, or assembly recounting events that stand out in their memory. While you record learners' input, participants practice their...
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1st Grade Emergency Sub Plans

For Teachers 1st Standards
Be prepared the next time you have to call in a last-minute substitute with a collection from The Curriculum Corner that offers a variety of resources to make leaving sub plans exponentially less stressful. Included is a general lesson...
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Analyzing Gender Stereotypes in Media

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Why might toy advertisers use gender stereotypes to sell their products? Young people think critically about media messages and its role in gender stereotyping with a thought-provoking lesson.
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Plastic Sight Words

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Plastic math? Have young learners count and name the number of plastic items in their centers. Kindergartners match sight word cards to the number of plastics in a given group, while learning that plastics come in all different shapes,...
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Write a Letter to Santa

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Here comes a writing assignment, here comes a writing assignment, right in time for Christmas. Young letter writers respond to a series of questions posed by the interactive that then formats their responses into a letter to Santa.
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A Gift of Gratitude

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Words of appreciation make great gifts for special occasions, but people can't tie them up with a bow ... until now! Using the lesson plan, learners write gratitude messages to a chosen recipient. Next, they fill a box or paper bag with...
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Token of Gratitude

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
What would the world be like if everyone expressed gratitude? Pupils explore the concept by watching a motivating time-lapse video. Scholars express appreciation by handing out tokens of gratitude, and then write about their experiences. 
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The Little Lost Wolf

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Oh no! Little Woof, the wolf pup, has gone missing in the woods. What happens next? Young writers practice narrative writing with an interesting prompt.
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50 Month-by-Month Draw and Write Prompts

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Use a set of 50 writing prompts all year long with topics including back to school, the 100th day of school, and everything in between. This must-have resource is sure to get young writers on their way to becoming experienced writers.
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Creative Writing Prompts For Every Season and Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall! Every season is covered in a 14-page list of writing prompts. Included are story starters, reflection questions, poetry topics, and more.
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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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Literacy Dice

For Students K - 4th Standards
Reinforce literacy skills using a six-sided die that focuses on phonics and story starters. Scholars roll, and show what they know about blends, plots, and more! 
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The Cat in the Hat

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Add a touch of Seuss-themed whimsy to subjects—English language arts, science, P.E., and character education—with a series of activities deigned to reinforce concepts and boost young scholars' comprehension of Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat....
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Runaway Dreidel

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Accompany a reading of the story, Runaway Dreidel! by Lesléa Newman with a variety of activities that encourage counting, map skills, experimenting, and writing. Scholars work collaboratively to play a dreidel game, create a map...
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Personal Narrative: Tell Your Story

For Students K - 6th Standards
Begin the writing process with a versatile graphic organizer. The instructional tool highlights a personal narrative's main event, setting, characters, beginning, details, and end. 
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Personal Narrative: My Small Moment Topic

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Scholars plan out a personal narrative using a graphic organizer. They work on highlighting a story's setting, characters, feelings, details, the beginning, ending, and a hook. 
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Nifty Narrative

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Before writing a personal narrative, get organized! Scholars complete a graphic organizer detailing one memory's events, including the feelings they felt and how their five senses were affected. 
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Create an Animal

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Think beyond the animals and habitats we've already discovered and allow scholars to dream up their very own habitat and an animal that lives there. Class members present the new habitat and animal on a poster alongside an...
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Observational Drawing

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
What shall we write about today? The opportunities are endless with a printable that offers space to write and draw a corresponding picture.    
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Writing Prompts

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Five questions and pictures make up a collection of writing assignments that spark imagination and reinforce creative writing skills. Class members respond to each question based on their observations of each picture. 
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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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Kindergarten Writing Rubrics

For Teachers K Standards
Here is a set of three kindergarten writing rubrics designed to meet the Common Core writing standards for opinion, informative, and narrative writing pieces. They each include four levels of performance—beginning, developing,...
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

For Students K - 2nd Standards
There's no doubt the city described in the story, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, has incredible weather, but looking at the town as a whole, how does it compare to a real-life town? Listen carefully and view the...
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My School Timeline

For Students K - 6th Standards
During the chaotic end-of-year time period, don't forget to stop and reflect. Here is a worksheet that guides your scholars to think back on fond memories and unforgettable learning moments; not just from this year, but all the years...
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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: 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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Anansi Goes to Lunch - Kindergarten

For Teachers K Standards
Greed is the theme of the West African folktale, Anansi Goes to Lunch and this multidisciplinary collection of lessons. First, scholars listen to a read aloud and participate in a grand conversation about the book's key details and...
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My Timeline

For Students K - 5th Standards
Ready to announce your next timeline assignment? This is the printable for you! The template provides the option for up to 10 events on the timeline, as well as spaces to illustrate each event!
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Silly Stories

For Students Pre-K - 4th Standards
Young writers get a jump start on story telling by selecting a plot, a setting, and multiple character cards and then use these basic elements to create a tale.
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My Day

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Youngsters summarize how they felt and what they did on any given day with this adorable template! The document includes space for learners to write the date, weather and season, drawing of the day's major events, and summary of what...
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My Story

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Get your class started on description and dialogue with a Jolly phonics worksheet! Learners decide what the three illustrated characters are talking about and write a brief description of their conversation.
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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades K-2

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
A civil rights movement lesson designed specifically with the Common Core State Standards in mind, young learners are introduced to the story of Ruby Bridges as the first African American child to attend an all-white elementary school....
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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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Story Cards

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Inspire your class to tell some creative stories with a series of story cards. They arrange cards that feature pictures of various items (a robot, a jeep, a ladybug, etc.) and narrate a story about each item.
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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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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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What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative lesson. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
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Cooperative Snowmen

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Teamwork and collaboration are such important skills to foster in young children. The goal of this lesson is for teams to create a collaborative project while learning how to work as a unit. In small groups, the class creates snowmen for...
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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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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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Reading Practice: Boris the Brainiest Baby

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Boris is the smartest baby around! Beginning readers can use this short story excerpt to practice reading comprehension and fiction elements. They read the story and then discuss what they think he will do next. Scholars create an...
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Insect Life Cycles

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Butterflies are fascinating! Their development is an intriguing example of natural life cycles. Read a book about butterflies to your learners (several are recommended), and focus on the term life cycle as you explain stages animals go...
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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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Butterfly Life Cycle

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Focused little scientists will flitter their arms back and forth across the room with excitement as they learn the life cycle of a butterfly and how living things grow and change over time.
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Where The Forest Meets The Sea

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Join a father and his son as they explore an isolated location off the coast of Australia in the children's book Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker. Engage young learners in reading this fun story with this series of...
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Connect the Animal to its Food

For Students Pre-K - K Standards
What kind of food does a monkey eat? If you know, then you'll be able to complete this activity. To practice drawing a straight line, learners draw to connect the animal to its food. A total of five lines will be drawn from right to left.
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Lettuce Exploration

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Kathy Henderson’s book And the Good Brown Earth introduces the class to how a vegetables grows and changes over time. They use different types of lettuce to do a close study of this quick-growing vegetable. Learners consider the look,...
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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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The First Thanksgiving

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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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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Garden Grid

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Basically, your class reads about different garden plants from an included handout and seed packets that you provide, and then uses a grid to plan out where to place the plants. They can practice counting with the seeds, grouping,...
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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...