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Let’s Look Around!: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Let's Look Around! is the theme of a unit that offers a plethora of challenge activities. Enhance your scholars' learning experiences and reinforce concepts with activities such as writing a book about farm animals, an imaginary place,...
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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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Surprise!: Challenge Activities (Theme 2)

For Teachers 1st Standards
Surprise! is the theme of this series of challenge activities. The surprise comes from the information your scholars will discover when researching topics such as alligators and crocodiles, living in other countries, becoming a...
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Nutrition and Physical Activity

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Emerging nutritionists explore what it means to be healthy. In the beginning of the unit, your class will examine the five food groups and learn how food gets from the farm to our plates. This leads into the investigation of the...
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Library Skills and Literature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
The library is such a valuable resource for kids of all ages. Help elementary readers learn all about parts of the library, text features for both fiction and nonfiction text, and different ways to find books that they want to read.
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Second-Grade Comprehension-Based Intervention

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Help your youngsters find meaning in the text they read with this series of five intervention lessons. Offering explicit, step-by-step instructions for walking children through shared readings of leveled books, these...
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Flag Day

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Use a pocket chart poem to help you teach youngsters about the American flag and discuss the meaning of the starts and stripes. This resource also includes an additional lesson and poem prompting learners to think about the sights and...
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Stars, Stripes and Symbols of America: Comparing Our Flag, Past and Present

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Your young historians will compare and contrast the details of the American flag today with an an image of the nation's flag from the post-Civil War era, and identify the flag's importance as a national symbol through analysis worksheets...
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Hand-Washing Hero

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
What happens when comic writing and hand-washing forces combine? A wealth of fun and creative writing, as well as an introduction to one of the most important healthy habits your youngsters should know, await you in a simple writing prompt.
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Pumpkin Life Cycle

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
From seed to jack-o-lantern, young scholars walk step-by-step through the life cycle of pumpkins with this fun art and science activity. After first participating in a shared reading of the children's book Pumpkin, Pumpkin children color...
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What Is Respiratory Infection?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Give your youngsters a comprehensive introduction to the importance of washing hands and preventing the spread of germs in three activities, which include identifying what germs are, discovering where germs live, and practicing a variety...
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Meet the Dinosaurs

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Take your class of youngsters on a prehistoric adventure with this four-lesson series on dinosaurs. Accompanying the Meet the Dinosaurs books by Don Lessem, these lessons engage children in writing their own dinosaur books, making...
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Hydration

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
What does hydration mean, and why is it necessary? Youngsters discover the answer to this important question through discussion, crossword puzzles, and coloring worksheets.
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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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Australian Animal Memory Game

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Kangaroos, platypuses, koalas...oh my! Your youngsters will love this printable memory game featuring eight different adorable Australian animals.
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Living or Nonliving

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st Standards
It's alive! Or is it? Through a series of shared readings, whole class activities, and independent exercises children explore the difference between living and non-living things, creating a pair of printable books to demonstrate their...
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Elementary School Sea Turtle Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Young scientists explore the fascinating life cycle of sea turtles in this elementary science activity. From leathery eggs buried beneath the sand to 600 pound creatures swimming through the oceans, students discuss, read informational...
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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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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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ITM 16: Learning a Go Go

For Students K - 12th Standards
The mobile revolution is transforming how we teach as educators, and this video will give you an opportunity to consider how to best utilize the abundance of technology that we and our class members have available at the tips of our...
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"I Can" Common Core! 1st Grade Reading

For Teachers 1st Standards
This series of printable I can statements breaks down first grade Common Core reading standards into child-friendly terms. A great resource for providing clear learning objectives for young readers.
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Healthy Earth, Sick Earth

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Earth is sick and needs our help! Read the children's book Planet Earth Gets Well to explain the various problems facing the planet, discussing what young conservationists can do to heal the planet along the way. A great Earth Day...
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Key Ideas: Butterflies

For Students 1st Standards
As we all know the Common Core is all about key ideas and details. Lucky for you, this worksheet provides a short informational paragraph on butterflies and a graphic organizer to help youngsters identify the main point of the text. They...
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Lesson 3: Labeled Diagrams

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Examine the book Stargazers by Gail Gibbons. Young readers will practice reading and interpreting information from diagrams in this informational text. They work together as a class on this skill and then move into independent practice....