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Giving Thanks for Food and Farms

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Sarah Stewart’s The Gardener and Food from Farms by Nancy Dickmann display the importance of community farms. After reading these short picture books, class members draw connections between farms and the food we eat each day. As a...
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Who is Worth More Than Gold?

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Young writers compose an opinion piece that details who they feel is worth more than gold.
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Adding Expository Elaborations

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
How can you tell if a prompt is expository or narrative? Help your learners identify key words in writing prompts to determine how they should craft their essays.
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Something I'd Like to Learn

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
It's no secret, writing is a lot more enjoyable when it's about something we care about. This simple exercise engages children in producing original writing, while allowing them to share their personal interest with others.
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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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Character Book Report

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Provide young readers with an opportunity to share their opinions about independent reading books with this book report form. Focusing on their favorite character, children complete a series of sentence frames requiring them to think...
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Last Day of School

For Students 1st - 4th Standards
As summer quickly approaches, take a few minutes for young learners to reflect back on their favorite memories of the year. These three short response questions ask children to think about their academic and social achievements, while...
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What's Important to You?

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
What are the most important things to your second graders? Learners read the poem "There Isn't Time" as inspiration to list things that are important to them. They list five things they would like to do in order of priority. Then,...
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Wheat: From Field to Oven

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
How does wheat go from the seed to the table? While focusing on main ideas and supporting statements, class members read an excerpt about wheat production and complete a worksheet. The end goal is a display that shows the different...
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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...
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Independent - To Be or Not Top Be - Day 1, Lesson A: View and Re-View

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Second graders explore the introduction, body, and conclusion of an oral presentation.