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Wild Whale Classification

For Teachers 1st Standards
Did you know you can classify whales into two major categories; whales with teeth and whales with baleen? Audio recordings of a whale song kicks off the lesson, as learners examine the similarities and differences they see in a set of...
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Life of a Butterfly

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Reading about the life of a butterfly is great, but reenacting the life of a butterfly is even better! After reading and discussing the stages in the butterfly life cycle, the class teams up to run a life cycle relay race. Each team...
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Coral Reef Habitat Match

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Different animals live in different habitats, and each animal has specifically adaptive traits that make them tailor-made for their environments. This is true on land and in the ocean. Little ones examine how various marine animals have...
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Addressing Letters

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Are you working on a letter writing unit? Use this worksheet on addressing letters to help your second graders' letters get to the right place! Each section helps students write out the address, return address, and message of a postcard....
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Staying Safe Online

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Discuss with your class online safety and show them how to choose sites that are appropriate. Youngsters then play an interactive game which helps them determine suitable websites. An excellent, lively lesson that teaches a very...
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Going Places Safely

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
In this internet safety lesson, students discuss the rules for staying safe on the internet. By taking a virtual field trip, students experience how the Internet can take them to places they might not be able to visit in person. This...
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Writing About Talking

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
The story of King Arthur is a fascinating one, and this retold excerpt offers an excellent example of narrative word choice in a dialogue. Learners read the text and examine the way the author uses synonyms for said. They write down all...
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Writing a Letter

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
Here are three well-thought-out tasks intended to build good note taking and letter writing skills. The class reads three short letters, determines who wrote them (based on context) and takes notes as a pre-writing activity. They finish...
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Activity Guide: Joseph Had a Little Overcoat

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Enhance a reading of the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Joseph had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback with this collection of learning activities. Starting with general background information about the book and author, this...
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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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Teachers' Resource Kit - Taming the Sun

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
For thousands of years, people have been creating stories to explain their observations of the natural world. Explore this interesting literary form with this series of activities complementing the book Taming the Sun: Four Maori...
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Migration Activities for Kids

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
For as long as there has been life on earth, animals, including humans, have used migration as a means of survival. This collection of activities supports young scientists as they learn about this behavioral adaptation, encouraging them...
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Sending Email

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Kindergarten students discuss how they can send email messages to other people as forms of communication. This lesson helps students see that the Internet provides a means of communicating with real people through a role-playing activity.
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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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Presenting Information

For Students 1st - 2nd Standards
How do you make a pizza? Scholars examine a recipe for one of their favorite dishes. After reading the eight steps, they must re-write the steps in order. Although this offers great printing practice, younger writers may find the narrow...
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Growing Minds: My Plate

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Examine food choices and the nutritional properties of food groups with this visually appealing whole-class lesson plan. This will take a bit of preparation, but once you do it, you can use the materials for years. Using a food groups...
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Things For Sale

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Young scholars research online products and the sites that try to sell them. In this online advertising lesson, students see that the main purpose of product sites is to encourage viewers to buy the product. Young scholars create their...
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Beef or Dairy?

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Guernsey, Jersey, Holstein. Brangus, Charoloais, Herford. Here’s a truly cross-curricular resource that combines language arts, science, math, and visual arts activities as class members learn to distinguish between beef and dairy...
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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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ABC Searching

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Students explore English by completing an interactive computer activity. For this alphabet lesson, students research the Internet to create a picture dictionary which they share with classmates. Students locate digital images of words...
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Lesson 3: Encyclopedias

For Teachers 2nd Standards
After being introduced to non-fiction texts, second graders meet a different type of non-fiction text that can help them locate factual information. They discuss and examine all of the features found in typical encyclopedias such as,...
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Pancakes, Please

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Celebrate pancakes in a variety of different ways. Start off by reading about their history and move on to scientific analysis of how leaveners work. Class members will have the chance to make and eat pancakes, research pancakes, and...
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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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Agriculture is a Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the...