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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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Writing a Classroom Story

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Remember 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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STEM Narrative Curriculum Design Challenges

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Picture books provide great learning opportunities for STEM. A curriculum resource document gives several lessons in each grade level for K-6. The activities have learners read a book before applying the engineering design process to...
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Peter Pan: Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Sixteen lessons make up a unit all about the book, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Using plot points and details from the story, scholars examine real versus fantasy, complete character webs, draw settings, compose friendly letters, and...
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Rosa Parks: The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Class members listen to a passage on Rosa Parks, examine images of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and respond to questions based on the text. They then craft a free-verse poem that recounts her achievements and reveals why she is considered...
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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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Theme Poems: Using the Five Senses

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Introduce shape poems with help from the book Flicker Flash by Joan Bransfield Graham. Pupils discuss and describe what a shape poem is and how it is made prior to drafting an example poem. Once budding poets are ready, pupils compose...
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December Writing Journal

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
December writing activities galore! With everything from poetry to research to descriptive writing to writing about things that represent December, there's no way you will run out of options.
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Summary Writing

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Nineteen stylish worksheets offer lesson ideas and practice opportunities designed to reinforce summary skills. Scholars recall events over the weekend as well as favorite books—main characters, problems, solutions, the beginning,...
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Eric Carle Biography Organizer

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Discover the life of renowned children's author, Eric Carle, with a biographical, graphic organizer. Scholars read an informational text and locate details such as Carle's birthday, siblings, favorite books, and write a reflection about...
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Compare and Contrast Fairy Tales

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Through grand conversation and help from a graphic organizer, scholars compare and contrast the classic tale of Cinderella and the story of Cinder Edna by Ellen Jackson. After becoming familiar with both stories, the class completes a...
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Compare and Contrast deciduous and evergreen tree leaves to aid in tree identification

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Boost observational skills and get to know the difference between deciduous, coniferous, and evergreen trees with a lesson that challenges scholars to compare, contrast, identify, sort, and draw their findings.   
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Earth Day Book

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
This Earth Day, celebrate our beautiful planet with an activity book that challenges scholars to show off their map skills, complete a crossword puzzle, write acrostic poems, alphabetize, and reflect on their personal Earth-friendly habits.
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What Is Happiness

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Explore the feeling of happiness with a worksheet created to boost emotional intelligence. Scholars detail what makes them happy then draw a happy face. 
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What Makes Me Afraid

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Encourage scholars to be brave about feeling afraid with worksheet designed to enhance emotional intelligence. Learners share what makes them feel afraid then draw a face that appears scared.  
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What is Sadness

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Encourage emotional intelligence with a worksheet examining the feeling of sadness. Scholars answer the question, "What makes you sad?" and draw a what their face looks like when they are sad. 
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What Is Anger

For Students K - 3rd Standards
Enhance emotional intelligence with a worksheet that allows scholars to explore the feeling of anger. Learners detail what makes them feel angry and draw an angry face. 
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Read Across America

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss on Read Across America Day with a collection of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics activities, each linked to a popular Dr. Seuss story. 
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Furry Heroes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Pupils discover that not only humans can be heroes, but that animals can be heroes too. The spotlight of a activity about September 11, 2001, is the search and rescue dogs that bravely risked their lives to help the victims on and after...
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Small Moments in the History of the World Trade Center

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
"How could we have good memories of something sad?" As part of their study of the events of 9/11, class members listen to a reading of the children's picture book, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, and then create an "I lost . ....
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Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
"Family Time" is the theme of a unit equipped with a series of challenge activities. Concepts reinforced include possessive nouns, pronouns, text organization, adjectives, writing types, and patterns by way of creative and research...
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: Extra Support Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Neighborhood and community is the theme of a unit comprised of extra support lessons. Following practice pages and a teach, blend, guided practice, practice/apply routine, the series of lessons provide additional reinforcement of reading...
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: Challenge Activities (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a unit consisting of activities designed to challenge your scholars. The extended learning opportunities include planning a celebration, making a presentation to the class, poster making, writing poetry, a problem-solving...
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Human Growth and Development

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
A variety of activities spark discussion and encourage creative and critical thinking in a unit designed to inform kindergarten through fifth grade scholars about human growth and development. Each grade level is presented with five...