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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Third Grade Skills Unit 7: What’s in Our Universe?

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Over four weeks, third graders participate in lessons that boost spelling, grammar, reading, and writing skills. Scholars explore spelling patterns, suffixes, singular and plural possessive nouns, quotations, and conjunctions....
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Unit Plan
GLSEN, Inc.

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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Interactive
ABCya

Martin Luther King Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Martin Luther King, Jr. led the movement that came to define civil rights in 20th century America. Reinforce class members' knowledge of terms like segregation, tolerance, and peaceful  with a crossword puzzle.
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Interactive
ABCya

New Year's Day Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Three, two, one—Happy New Year! Ring in the magical moment between old and new years with an interactive crossword puzzle. Pupils read clues to guess words such as millennium, countdown, and fireworks.
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Interactive
ABCya

Presidents' Day Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
How much do you know about the United States presidents? Put your knowledge to the test with an interactive crossword puzzle all about American government.
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Interactive
ABCya

Hanukkah Crossword Puzzle

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Hanukkah is the theme of a festive crossword puzzle. The online learning game challenges players to read and answer questions with holiday-related vocabulary terms. Hints are provided at the cost of points. 
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Interactive
ABCya

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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Lesson Plan
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Roald Dahl

Matilda - The Weekly Test

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Readers take the main characters in Matilda and individually describe them through a mnemonic. To get there, group members create an acrostic poem describing the character they were given, and choose one of the words from the acrostic...
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Worksheet
TLS Books

Dictionary Skills Review

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Why do we use a dictionary? Your scholars will tell you why while demonstrating their dictionary skills. In addition to stating the purpose of using dictionaries, they will also show what they know about guide words, alphabetizing, and...
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Handout
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All About Reading

Pirate Dictionary

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
Shiver me timbers, this here resource is a great way to teach young landlubbers to speak the language of the briny deep. Including over 30 different words and phrases, complete with definitions and guide words, this dictionary will have...
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Activity
Florida Center for Reading Research

Vocabulary: Word Meaning, Inside Information

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Support the acquisition of content area vocabulary with this foldable resource. With space for studying three new terms, pupils determine the definition, write a sentence, and provide examples for each word.
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Printables
Curated OER

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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Printables
Curriculum Corner

“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Language

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Support third graders with developing their language skills using this Common Core checklist. With each standard written as an I can statement, children are given clear learning goals to work toward throughout the year.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Because of Winn-Dixie

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Readers analyze an excerpt from Kate DiCamillo's novel Because of Winn-Dixie. They read silently, and then hear it read aloud. Definitions for underlined vocabulary words are in the margin, and other potentially difficult words are in...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

A Rose Is a Rose

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Flowering learners explore the concept of figurative language as it relates to poems, songs, or creative written expression. In this creative writing lesson, they complete several phrases using similes, metaphors, and personifications. ...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Making and Observing Life in a Terrarium

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Young scholars understand the parts of the terrarium and why they are important in establishing an ecosystem. In this ecosystem lesson, learners recall background information on aquariums, terrariums and the water cycle. Young scholars...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

The Rockin' Rock Cycle: Metamorphic Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students study the formation of metamorphic rock. In this metamorphic rock lesson, students examine how metamorphic rock forms as part of the rock cycle. They review the rock cycle using chocolate chips, conduct Internet research, and...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Similes, Metaphors, and Symbols

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Here is an outline of a lesson in which learners examine the use of similes, metaphors, and symbols in poetry. They define similes, metaphors, and symbols, complete a handout, and create a poem using types of figurative language.
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

The Causes of Pollution

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Learners identify types of pollution. In this environmental lesson, students view a video and discuss the types of pollution. Learners create a poster to suggest ways to prevent pollution.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Dirt Babies

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
What exactly is a dirt baby, you might ask. Look over the plan to find out! All of the materials and procedures necessary for creating a dirt baby, such as grass seeds, dirt, and nylon stockings, are listed, along with ideas for...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Writing Thank-You Notes

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd Standards
Students write thank-you notes using the writing process. They draft, revise, edit, and publish their thank-you notes and use a computer to view examples of thank-you notes and insert graphics into their own published thank-you notes.
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Look at me!

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Third graders write an autobiography and use pictures of themselves from past and present to illustrate it. They take pictures with a digital camera, scan pictures, and add them to a document.
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Welcome to our Classroom

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Second graders create a classroom resource book for substitutes to help them feel more comfortable and familiar with faces and procedures in our classroom and school. They develop skill in using a digital camera and computer technology.