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Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Solve an eight-question crossword puzzle all about Thanksgiving. Players click on rows and columns, read a question, and answer using the given letters. Hints are provided at a point cost. 
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Hanukkah Vocabulary Words

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A wealth of resources designed to teach learners about Hanukkah is perfect for the classroom this holiday season! Elementary learners complete a word search, use adjectives to describe different Hanukkah traditions, break cryptograms,...
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Elementary GoodWork Toolkit

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Excellence, ethics, and engagement are the three E's featured in a unit that promotes good work among elementary scholars. Through discussion, reflection, read-alouds, activity worksheets, and written responses, participants gain...
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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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Word Recognition Strategies Using Nursery Rhymes

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
As a class, scholars read the poems, Humpty Dumpty, Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater, and Jack and Jill, in order to identify words with the same ending sound. Using their rhyming skills, learners brainstorm additional words from word...
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World History and Geography: Ancient Greek Civilizations

For Teachers 6th Standards
Have an Olympic Games coming up? Explain the history of the games while also teaching about Ancient Greek culture and civilizations. A scaffolded set of 24 tasks enhances learning and active engagement with the material in any classroom.
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World History and Geography: The Chinese During Medieval Times 600-1300 A.D.

For Teachers 7th Standards
The Great Wall may be one of the most famous pieces of architecture of all time. Teach seventh graders the history behind its construction, the importance of dynasties, and all about ancient Chinese civilization through a series of 20...
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World History and Geography: The Mayan Civilization

For Teachers 7th Standards
Do you want to implement technological skills along with social studies concepts but don't know how? Then this plan was made for you! Sixth graders storyboard and present a multimedia presentation to their class while also learning...
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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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A Bear of a Poem: Composing and Performing Found Poetry

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Scholars work collaboratively to compose a found poem from one of their favorite stories. With a finished product in hand, class members form a circle and perform their work for an audience by taking turns reciting one line till the poem...
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Shopping for Clothing

For Students K - 8th Standards
Let's go shopping! A series of activities focus on vocabulary words related to articles of clothing and shopping for clothes. Additionally, learners complete sentences using how much and how many.
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Dictionary

For Students K - 4th Standards
Brush up on those dictionary skills with a simple worksheet that has pupils looking up words in a dictionary, writing the definition, and using the words in a sentence.
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Charlotte's Web Vocabulary Sheets

For Students 2nd Standards
That's some worksheet! A 10-page packet includes vocabulary words from each chapter in Charlotte's Web. 
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Oh My Word!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Ever come across an unfamiliar word while reading and can't decipher its meaning? Use a printable form that tracks and helps bring meaning to unknown words as learners read a given text. The printable comes with a set of three forms,...
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Multiple Meaning Words in Context

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Multiple meaning words is the focus of a lesson designed to reinforce the use of context clues. Scholars listen carefully to a variety of sentences using the words pool and cast to decide which definition best fits the context. Then,...
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The Giving Tree Anniversary Teaching Guide

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Celebrate poetry month all of April with a guide that uses six of Shel Silverstein's most famous books as a basis for the lessons. Discussion questions and writing activities are provided for each of Silverstein's books.
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The Grasshopper and the Ants

For Students Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Instill the importance of preparedness with a video featuring Aesop's fable, The Grasshopper and the Ants. Scholars watch, listen, and gain vocabulary recognition as insects prepare for winter proving that hard work pays off.
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The Lorax

For Students Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce concepts and bring awareness to important environmental concerns with activities designed to work alongside Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Scholars take part in counting, drawing, character building, experimenting, and more! 
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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 2nd Standards
Celebrate the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with a lesson that features the memorable tale of The Lorax. After listening to a riveting read-aloud, scholars take part in a grand conversation about the story and environment. Then they...
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Dr. Seuss Extension Activities

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Extend the exhilarating learning experience of Dr. Seuss with five activities designed to reinforce literacy skills—site word reading, dialogue writing, story mapping, and more! Featured stories include The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who, The...
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Figurative Language

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Follow a scaffolded routine to reinforce the concept of figurative language. With a read-aloud of Once in a Blue Moon by Nicola Morgan, class members observe how to identify personification and idioms, chart phrases and meanings, then...
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Happy New Year!

For Students 2nd Standards
From fireworks to costumes to dancing and watching a ball drop, the New Year is celebrated in different ways around the world. After reading a three-page passage on different countries' New Year traditions, pupils respond to 10 questions...
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Gingerbread Baby Lesson Plan Guide

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Reinforce reading comprehension and story mapping skills with the help from a story, Gingerbread Baby by Jen Brett. Individuals discover new vocabulary, make predictions, retell main events, respond to reading using a graphic organizer,...
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Around Town: Neighborhood and Community: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Here is a unit designed to support English language development. Scholars speak, move, and write to learn more about topics that focus on community and local concepts. The series of lessons aids to reinforce concepts including consonant...