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Trees of the Midwest

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
All 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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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Speedy Alphabet Arc

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Twenty activities make up a unit designed to boost scholars' fluency. Learning experiences work with participants on speed and accuracy while recognizing letters and sounds—including initial sounds—as well as reading words, phrases,...
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Sports of All Sorts

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Do your students love sports? Do they love math and reading? If the first answer is yes and the second is no, a resource with sports-themed math and literacy games may change their minds! Learners move through stations to practice...
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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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Reading Racetrack Sight Word Activity

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Vroom! Get your learners reading as fast as race cars with an engaging Dolch sight words. As class members read the assigned words, they move along a race track to mark their progress.
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Lesson 6 - Vowel-Consonant-E Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Adding an e sometimes significantly changes the pronunciation of a word. An informative lesson introduces Vowel-Consonant-E syllables by helping learners see the difference between the pronunciation of words like mop and mope. A script...
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Lesson 5 - R-Controlled Syllables

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Put on your pirate hat and get ready to teach r-controlled syllables. Learners practice using words that contain ar, or, er, ir, and ur. Instructors model how to decode words to isolate vowel teams, as well as combine r-controlled sounds...
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Lesson 3 - Consonant Digraphs

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Words such as witch, whack, and wish often cause beginning readers to struggle. The third installments in the Word Recognition and Fluency series of 17, covers consonant digraphs. Activities guide learners through the identification and...
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Tips for Teaching: Word Recognition

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Learning to read can be exhilarating for some pupils, but for others, it's difficult to get past the frustration of not knowing how to read a particular word. A tutoring resource provides several ways to guide class members into...
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Thinking Spelling

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
An etymology resource is packed with suggestions for activities designed to build phonological, visual, morphemic, and etymological spelling skills.
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Sight Word Flashcards

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
While kindergarten readers are working on the, my, and is, older elementary learners are mastering although, usually, and beautiful. Help readers of all ages work on sight words that do not follow phonics rules, but are key to reading...
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Counting Valentines

For Students Pre-K - 1st Standards
This Valentine's Day, add a touch of festive flair to your math lesson with a booklet that combines counting, reading, and a sweet treat. Young mathematicians read a poem, count candy hearts, and record the amount of each color found. 
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Flashcards

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Everyone knows k is for kite and u is for umbrella, but a set of flash cards make the kite kicky and the umbrella unique! Review the alphabet with a variety of alliterative animals and objects for every letter.
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Word Family

For Students K - 2nd Standards
What do a man, a can, and a fan have in common? They are all in the same word family! Young readers practice adding the first letter or letters to each word within a particular word family.
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Beach Write it, Read it, Draw it!

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Challenge scholars to unscramble eight words in order to create a sentence that reveals a fun activity at the beach. After the unveiling, class members write the sentence and draw a picture that reflects the activity.
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Bugs and Flowers Math and Literacy Centers

For Students K - 1st Standards
The sun shines, flowers bloom, and bugs fly—it must be Spring! Add a cheerful theme of bugs and flowers to math and literacy centers. Scholars take part in an assortment of activities designed to reinforce concepts such as identifying...
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Phonological Awareness: A Sound Beginning

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Choose from a variety of phonological activities to complement a reading lesson. The guide goes through the basic components of good phonics instruction focusing on sound types, levels of phonological awareness, assessment methods, 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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Phonics: Fishing for Vowel Digraphs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
After teaching vowel digraphs, reinforce the concept with a matching game! Young scholars fish from a pile of 60 cards to match words with the same sound. Featured vowel digraphs include ea, au, aw, ow, oa, ai, ay, and ee. 
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Going Fishing

For Students K - 1st Standards
Where is Bob going? He's going fishing! Youngsters read, trace, write, and complete a sentence about Bob and his favorite activity. 
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Winter Vocabulary Quiz

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Asses scholars' vocabulary skills with a winter-themed multiple choice quiz. Learners read a short definition and choose from one of four words it describes. 
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Winter Picture Test: Spell and Write

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Scholars prove their vocabulary and spelling proficiency with a winter-themed picture test. Young learners study six pictures accompanied by a variety of letters that must be put in order to spell out the images' name. 
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Winter Wordsearch

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Compliment vocabulary instruction with a winter-themed word search. Scholars search among letters to discover words such as snowflake, icicles, skate, and other winter-related terms!