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Ready, Set, Respect!

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Instill the importance of respect in your classroom with a comprehensive unit that focuses on positive behavior in and outside of school. Three parts, each separated into four grade-specific lessons, cover bullying, bias, name-calling,...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
You can't read Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory without craving the rich treats described in Dahl's vivid prose. Young writers try their hands at sensory language with a lesson plan that prompts them to write about their...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory unit is a golden ticket for teachers looking for nicely written plans. Elementary and middle schoolers draw their impressions of characters, design and market their own candy creations, and use...
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Writing an Opinion: Buddies that Bark or Purr-fect Pets?

For Students 3rd Standards
Which animal is best for you—a dog or cat? Why? Engage third graders in an opinion writing assessment that prompts them to read facts about both pets, and then write and decide which pet is best for them.
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Literature Circles: Getting Started

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Make reading more enjoyable and interactive with literature circles! Here you'll find detailed lessons to begin the literature circle process. Ten lessons introduce each role learners take on. Literature circle roles include...
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The Fisherman and His Wife

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Engage conversation and explore the journey as you challenge young readers to interpret the german folktale, "The Fisherman and His Wife" written by literary brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
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End-of-Year Student Survey

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Take the time at the end of the school year to learn from your youngsters about their experience in your class. Designed for elementary pupils, this survey asks students to comment on such elements as activities/lessons they did and did...
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Super Sentences & Perfect Paragraphs

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
An extensive collection of lessons and activities includes many writing, grammar, and proofreading exercises. With templates and worksheets that cover several steps in the writing process, from sentence to paragraph to essay, this...
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Phonics Teachers Resource Book

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Looking to improve your classes literacy program? Then look no further. This comprehensive collection of resources includes worksheets and activities covering everything from r-controlled vowels and consonant digraphs, to the different...
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Charlie Brown and Friends

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Charles Schulz' Charlie Brown and Friends, a collection of Peanuts comic strips, provides young readers with an opportunity to engage in full-class discussions, work in groups to examine how Schulz develops his characters, and...
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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - "The Fisherman and his Wife"

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Help young readers learn to read and interpret complex text independently. Teach young children to ask interpretive questions and use the text itself to answer them. Use art, word play and drama to provide a deeper understanding of...
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Protest Letter

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
What a fantastic resource to guide youngsters in persuasive letter writing. They read a brief letter to the editor and answer question about the author's purpose, word choice, and structure. Next, scholars draft their own letter by...
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Fact or Opinion?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
New ReviewA warm-up tasks learners to write a brief explanation about the difference between fact and opinion. When ready, scholars listen to statements then quickly identify it as fact or opinion using labeled cards. Independently or in pairs,...
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Grade 3 Literacy: Investigating Sharks

For Teachers 3rd Standards
New ReviewShark! Scholars read about sharks in Facts about Sharks by Susanna Batchelor. They then pretend they are shark scientists and choose a shark they want to study. Learners research their sharks and record information in graphic organizers...
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Animal Diversity and Tracking

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
New ReviewWhat exactly are those glowing eyes in the night? Learners run an experiment to attract local wildlife and then document the number of visitors by identifying their tracks. They then analyze the data to draw conclusions about the types...
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The Represented World: Recreational STEM

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How are forces and motion important to a swing set? Scholars explore the concepts of force and motion using swing sets. In preparation for their own STEM design project, individuals take surveys and data from peers, complete labs on...
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Peter Pan: Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 1st - 12th Standards
What are some of the pros and cons of staying young forever? With the Peter Pan resource, learners discover the magical world of Neverland. Scholars create advertisements that promote eternal youth, and then write persuasive pitches for...
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Playing With Your Food Poem Lesson

For Students 1st - 8th Standards
What's more fun than playing with your food? Writing a poem about it! A quick and straightforward lesson guides young writers through the steps of writing a funny, well-structured poem about combining sports and food.
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Convince Me! A Persuasive Writing Unit for 2nd Grade

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Elementary learners are not often shy about expressing what they want, but they could use a little help organizing their arguments. Help young writers work through a series of persuasive writing exercises that emphasize the importance of...
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Unit 1: Children’s Letters to President Carter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
If young historians could ask the president to make one change, what would it be? Budding activists consider this question using letters to Jimmy Carter written during the energy crisis of the 1970s. After they examine handwritten...
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Reading Informational Text: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Tackle fourth grade's English language arts Common Core informational text standards with a collection compiled of lesson plans, worksheets, and an app. Check out the notes section of each resource to discover the standards that are...
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Speaking & Listening: 4th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 4th Standards
Reinforce speaking and listening skills with a collection created for the fourth grade scholar in mind. Pupils take part in an assortment of lesson plans designed to meet Common Core's speaking and listening standards. Be sure to check...
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Lesson 5: Create Dances With Prosody For “Sparklers;” TRAIL Marker #1

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After a brain dance to warm up gross motor skills, small groups create and present a dance that showcases the free-verse poem "Sparklers" by Mark Vinz. The lesson closes with a progress monitoring system designed to assess comprehension...
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Ramona Poster Activities

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Four activities work alongside the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. Depending on which story scholars choose to complete, learners locate textual evidence to prove that the Quimbys are a happy family, list Ramona's experiences and the...
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Presidents' Day Lined Journal Page

For Students K - 6th Standards
Make the fathers of our country proud with a writing assignment for Presidents' Day! An image of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln accompanies a writing template page.
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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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Creative Writing Prompts For Every Season and Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall! Every season is covered in a 14-page list of writing prompts. Included are story starters, reflection questions, poetry topics, and more.
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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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"Would You Rather?" Writing Prompts

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Would you rather eat a cricket or a worm? Have your young writers decide and write about why. Choose from 35 different writing prompts to spark interest and creativity. Even your most reluctant writers are sure to enjoy. Each prompt also...
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April Writing Ideas

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
There are so many things to celebrate in the month of April, like April Fool's Day, Earth Day, and spring! Use these fun prompts to get young writers writing during the month of April.
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March Writing Ideas

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
So many things are happening in March, why not write about them? From Dr. Seuss' birthday to Peanut Butter Lover's Day to St. Patrick's Day, the prompts listed in the worksheet are sure to spark creative writing.
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Elizabeth Started All the Trouble

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a famous suffragette that paved the way for equal rights for women. Readers respond to before, during, and after reading questions based on her story. The resource is a great addition to a lesson during Women's...
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10 Ideas for Teaching Black History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Black History Month with the help of 10 ideas that delve deep into the history, major events, contributions, famous African Americans, and sheds light on how scholars today can take a proactive stance on current civil rights...
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Terrific Topic Sentences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Strengthen writing skills with a introductory exercise to learn how to write topic sentences. Using an informational reading passage, pupils delineate the types of sentences they read and discern what the topic sentence should be.
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Writing Topic Sentences

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
An engaging and quick presentation on writing topic sentences is sure to grab the attention of your elementary writers. The PowerPoint can be modified and includes relevant visual examples.
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W.6.1 - Persuasive Writing: 6th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 6th Standards
Gathered here is an assortment of resources that are aligned with the W.6.1 Common Core standard on persuasive writing. From introductory assignments to walkthrough videos to entire units, this collection has enough to get you started...
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Observing the Moon

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Why does it look like there is a man on the moon? Why does the moon look different every night? These are the focus questions of a lesson that prompts class members to observe and record the nightly changes of Earth's natural satellite.
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Sentence Fragments

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Reinforce writing and language skills with a grammar worksheet that focuses on determining whether a sentence is complete or a fragment.  
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Karyn's Wings: Objects and Symbols

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
A set of airline wings were discovered in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Those wings belonged to an airline worker and now symbolizes an integral part of the traumatic day. Scholars investigate two websites to...
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Teaching Tolerance: Accepting and Embracing Differences

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Since the attacks on September 11th, people have become less accepting of others that are different. By reading picture books that focus on teaching tolerance, learners learn how to accept and respect people's differences. 
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Smart Solutions: Challenge Activities (Theme 6)

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Smart Solutions is the theme of unit comprised of activities designed to challenge minds and stretch writing muscles. Enthusiastic writers create their own comic strip, write a problem-solution essay, an opinion letter, a funny story, a...
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Immigration Journeys

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Through the journey of four stories of immigration, scholars complete graphic organizers and apply knowledge to create a visual representation of their findings on a large poster. Third and fourth readers write a letter to their family...
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Opinion Argument Writing Packet

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
You won't need much persuading to use an argumentative writing packet in your language arts class! With helpful reference pages, guided practice through the writing process, examples of opinion and argument writing, and a thorough...
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Persausive Writing

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
A unit on persuasive writing guides elementary learners through the writing process. The first part examines the elements of persuasive writing, including expressing an opinion, connecting ideas, using supporting facts, and writing...
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Amos and Boris: Text Study

For Students 3rd Standards
Twenty insightful questions follow a read aloud of the story, Amos and Boris by William Steig. Scholars then show what they know through completion of a cause and effect chart, reading fluency assessment, and a written explanatory or...
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Writing a Persuasive Letter

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Have you ever tried to convince someone to do something? Learn how to write an effective and well-organized persuasive letter with a lesson focused on the complete writing process.
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Writing Success Criteria

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Sometimes it's difficult to assess your own writing. With a handy checklist designed for self-assessment, young writers can take a last look at their essays or stories before turning them in. The checklists address main ideas and...
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The World's Greatest Mom

For Students K - 3rd Standards
What makes a mom great? That is the driving question of this writing assignment in which pupils write what makes a mom the world's greatest mom. 
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The First Thanksgiving (Grades 3-5)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A historical journey of Thanksgiving explores the Mayflower voyage pact and the life of the colonial people by providing an understanding through writing and research.
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Point of View: A Close Reading of Two Bad Ants

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Chris Van Allsburg's Two Bad Ants provides third graders with an opportunity to examine point of view and how the point of view of others may differ from their own.
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Making Inferences Special Night (12)

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Young writers will enjoy clowning around with this worksheet that asks them to use clues in Katie's story to infer what is happening. Careful readers won't be tricked. The activity is a real treat.
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Perspectives in the Community

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Introduce learners to the concept of perspective by examining how two different groups of people—children and residential community members—might view the prospect of a carnival arriving in town.
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Author’s Purpose

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is the author's purpose in writing a joke book? What about a book about the digestive system? Explore author's purpose with a worksheet that challenges kids to identify whether ten books are meant to entertain, inform, or persuade.
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Writing with More Than One Purpose

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
It's not very hard to find the author's purpose in narrative, informative, or persuasive writing, but what happens when an author's purpose includes all three types of writing? Determine which sentences in three paragraphs are meant to...
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Writing Project- Persuasive Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Class members craft persuasive letters addressed to their teacher or the school principal, encouraging change to or the establishment of a program.
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Opinion Writing

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
It's no secret that children can be very opinionated, but rather than fight against this natural tendency, embrace it with this primary grade writing project. After a shared reading of a children's book about persuasion, young learners...
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Travel Printable for Kids

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Help make children's vacations a little more meaningful with this collection of writing materials. Offering numerous writing paper templates, writing prompts, and coloring pages, this resource engages children in creating a written...
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Less Than Zero

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Perry the penguin wants to buy a new scooter, but he doesn't have any funds! Walk your kids through the short book Less Than Zero, and have them track his borrowing, spending, and saving on a line graph while you read. Pupils will learn...
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Dear Principal: Please More Recess!

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Want to really tap into your pupils' persuasive instincts? Here is a writing prompt that is sure to get your youngsters' pens scribbling furiously. After all, who doesn't want more recess?
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My Favorite Subject

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Reflect on your favorite subject in school with a straightforward writing prompt. Kids think about what subject they enjoy the most, why they enjoy it, and if everyone should study the subject in the space provided on the page.
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Respect: It Starts With You!

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
There are few things as frustrating to a teacher as a disrespectful student. Luckily this collection of activities, worksheets, and writing exercises is here to help eliminate this problem by teaching young leaners what respect really...
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I Wanna New Room

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
A reading of Karen Kaufman Orloff's I Wanna New Room begins a unit on persuasive writing. Kids identify something they want, brainstorm reasons for their request, examples that support these reasons, anticipate objections, and provide...
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Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage, Grades 3-5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Through character trait graphic organizers, a vocabulary sorting activity, class discussion, and a civil rights movement slide show, your young historians will be introduced to the amazing story of Ruby Bridges and her experiences as the...
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An Educator's Guide to Jan Brett

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Prepare to teach Jan Brett stories by taking a look at this teacher resource, which includes text-based questions, writing assignments, discussion ideas, and vocabulary practice for 18 different stories.
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Grade 5 Writing Prompts

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Looking for something to write about? Try out one of the prompts from three and a half pages of ideas. The list includes a variety of different topics that you can pick and choose from when planning a writing assignment or unit.
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Writing Prompts for Elementary, Middle and High Schools

For Students 3rd - 10th Standards
Work on descriptive, narrative, persuasive, and expository writing with 110 prompts! The writing prompts are organized by type of writing. Several are separated into collections for younger students so you can find prompts for your...
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Frindle: A Guiding Reading Unit

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Guide your class through a reading of the popular children's book, Frindle, with this comprehensive literature unit. Starting with a brief introduction to the guided reading process, the class goes on to read the story two chapters at a...
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Study Guide for Missing May

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Use this comprehensive packet to accompany a study of Missing May by Cynthia Rylant. Starting out with a brief author biography and background information about the novel, this guide includes materials to use throughout the entire novel....
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POW! A Peanuts Collection

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Make a study of Charles M. Scultz's famous comic strip Peanuts in your language arts class. Class members read and discuss the baseball-themed book POW! A Peanuts Collection. After talking about themes and vocabulary, they complete...
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At-Risk Species

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
There are currently thousands of species around the world whose survival is in serious danger. This lesson allows young conservationists to explore this global issue by classifying at-risk animals by the various factors threatening their...
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Elementary Keyboarding Activities

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Listen to the sound of children's fingers flying across their keyboards as they perform these fun typing lessons. From creating alphabet books and multimedia presentations to researching presidents and writing class newsletters, numerous...
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Dear Pen Pal

For Teachers 1st - 6th Standards
Explore cultures from around the world with an engaging pen pal resource. Through a series of classroom activities and written correspondence, children learn about the favoritec pastimes, schooling, geography, and weather that is...
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The Common Core Literacy Standards - Grade 3 Posters

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Brighten your third grade classroom with this series of colorful Common Core displays. Including all of the English Language Arts standards and substandards, each with supporting illustrations and examples, this resource provides clear...
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Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Explore the folklore of Asia and the South Pacific with this language arts lesson series. Complementing a reading of Catching the Sun: Tales from Asia by Jan M. Mike, this resource supports learners with understanding cause and effect...
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“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Writing

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Present third grade writers with clear learning objectives using this Common Core checklist. By phrasing each standard as I can statements, this document serves as an excellent resource for helping children further develop their writing...
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George Washington’s Socks Reader’s Guide

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Dive into a class reading of the book George Washington's Socks with the help of this guide. Including a vocabulary list and series of comprehension questions for each chapter, this resource provides an excellent foundation for exploring...
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Healthy Snacks

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Assess your pupils' ability to identify healthy food choices in the final lesson of this series on food science. Given five different food labels, young nutritionists will rank them from most to least healthy, supporting their choices...
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Descriptive Writing Using the Book Rumpelstiltskin

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Use the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin to teach your third grade class about descriptive writing. Following a teacher read-aloud of the story, the class brainstorms a list of adjectives describing the main character. Young scholars use this...
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Students Can Make A Difference!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Can one class, or even one child make a difference? Introduce service learning and environmental awareness to your third graders. They discuss what a service learning project is, and how it can help them become active participants in...
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Climate Change Impacts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Getting kids thinking about climate change now, will hopefully push them into action when they become adults. Young environmentalists discuss the evidence and causes of climate change seen in the state of California. They brainstorm ways...
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Monarch Migration Mapping

For Teachers 4th Standards
Why do monarch butterflies migrate, and where do they go? After reading a few selections with the teacher, learners use what they've learned about monarch migration to map the route many monarchs take throughout the year. They get their...
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Water Pollution and Water Quality Assessment

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Experiments are great ways to learn and explore new topics. Third graders discuss how some macroinvertebrates can live in polluted water, while others cannot. They head to the computer lab with guiding worksheets as they learn more about...
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The Emperor Penguin's Egg

For Teachers K - 3rd Standards
Here is a game intended for use at home that could easily be adapted to the school environment. The class reads an informational story about emperor penguins and then they watch a clip from the film, March of the Penguins. They focus on...
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Whatif by Shel Silverstein

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
What a skillful way to incorporate Shel Silverstein, a wonderful author, into the classroom. Composed of three tasks, children are led through a series of text-dependent questions that force them to unveil the meaning of Silverstein's...
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Writing to Make a Point

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Begin your persuasive writing with a helpful exercise on making points. With a list of ten points on transportation in a city, third graders map a logical order to their argument. They then write one or two paragraphs about the points...
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The Key To Keywords

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Finding information on the Internet requires good keywords and strategic thinking. Learners in grades three through five utilize embedded handouts to devise their own search strategies to find information needed to answer several...
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Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
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Take Five: Writing a Color-Coded Paragraph

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Use a traffic light to model a very basic paragraph plan. The Go, or topic sentence, is written in green and expresses an opinion about the topic. Information that supports the opinion of the Go sentence is written in yellow and the...
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Decision Making: Who Was Right?

For Teachers 3rd - 4th Standards
Help your class explore the question "Is it ever right to disobey a law?" With a strong base of knowledge about the Civil War, anti-slavery movement, and Underground Railroad, your class explores civil disobedience in Marshall, Michigan...
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The Sunflower Story

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young botanists discover what plants need to grow by listening to a story about a sunflower. The story is embedded in the plan, along with an excellent blackline master that is used to guide seven small groups of learners through their...
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Writing Transitions: Good and Rotten

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
Use this reading passage about microbes to illustrate transition words and the linking of two ideas. First have youngsters read the text one time without marking it. Then have them read through once more, highlighting the transition...
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In My Opinion

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Young writers craft letters to the government stating their opinion on different topics. They pick an environmental or ocean issue, research it, and craft their formal persuasive letter. Ensure your learners include supporting facts and...
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Writing a Letter to the Editor

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone loves sharing their opinion! Have your class read a fourth grader's persuasive letter to the editor, answer questions about the content and format of the letter, and write their own letter to the editor about a problem in their...
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What I want for Christmas in Five Paragraphs

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore persuasive writing during the Christmas season! Young writers generate a class list of reasons why their family members should give them certain Christmas gifts. They write a related five-paragraph persuasive piece following...
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Taking a Stand on Sled Dogs

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Are sled dogs experiencing cruelty by their owners? Discover the arguments against animal cruelty around the globe with this persuasive writing activity. Middle schoolers investigate the treatment of sled dogs by using Internet research....
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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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The Purpose of Summaries

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
How can you tell the author's purpose from just a short summary? Kids read three different summaries of books to determine whether the author meant to entertain, persuade, or inform.
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Author's Purpose

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Challenge your class to find the three purposes for writing. After they read three short passages, kids note whether the author's purpose was to inform, persuade, or entertain.
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Author’s Purpose: Persuade

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore author's purpose with an activity about persuasive arguments. After reading a short passage about Spain, learners identify three main passages that the author uses to persuade the reader.
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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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Components of Effective Writing

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
What makes writing powerful, persuasive, and effective? According to this resource: focus, organization, support, and conventions. Each of these categories is paired with a guiding question and clip art for color and aesthetics.
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Song of the Trees

For Students 3rd - 7th Standards
Support a class reading of the novel Song of Trees by Mildred D. Taylor with this reading comprehension handout. Focusing on helping young readers to make predictions and inferences, ask questions, and visualize the story, this simple...
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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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No Foot, No Horse

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Why do horses wear shoes? Why do people wear shoes? Using worksheets, which are embedded in the plan, learners write descriptive paragraphs about their own shoes, classify a pile of shoes, and also engage in math games about the variety...
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Lesson 3: Proving Facts and Forming Opinions

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Time for Kids: Butterflies is used to model the process of determining if a text is based on fact or opinion. Children are taught how to skim for key words, and use headings or chapter names to locate proof of whether or not what they...
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Clothesline Sleuth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels...
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Susan B. Anthony: She's Worth a Mint!

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
New ReviewA instructional activity all about Susan B. Anthony showcases the Civil Rights leader's contributions towards equality. A Susan B. Anthony coin sparks engagement. Scholars take part in a discussion that sheds light on what being an agent...
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The Fable of Franny And Her Fabulous Fainting Goat

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Mix the art of reading comprehension with the skill of telling time. Children in grades two and three will discuss the importance of goats throughout history based on the provided background information. They'll create cute goat clocks...
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Pumpkins By the Pound

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Use pumpkins of various sizes to experiment with weight and perimeter. First the class lifts the pumpkins one by one, estimating each pumpkin's weight. They arrange the pumpkins from lightest to heaviest, and then string weigh each one...
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The Beet Goes On

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Root vegetables inspire the series of activities included here. Class members participate in activities related to language arts, social studies, science, visual art, and math. At first, the long list might feel overwhelming; however,...
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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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Back to the Farm

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Read up on farming and ranching and connect this information to your learners' lives. After reading, send class members home to fill out a family tree and trace their family history, focusing on farming and ranching backgrounds. Once...