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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 6: American Revolution

For Teachers 4th Standards
The American Revolution is the theme of a five-week unit that focuses on reading, grammar, morphology, and writing. Scholars read and respond to texts, practice spelling and word work, and write paragraphs. Assessments gauge comprehension.
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 5: Geology

For Teachers 4th Standards
Over four weeks, fourth graders participate in a geology-themed unit. Scholars listen to informational texts, discuss readings, and complete word work and grammar lessons. Writing practice includes drafting an informational pamphlet, a...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 2: The Middle Ages

For Teachers 4th Standards
Over four weeks, fourth graders read and discuss texts about the Middle Ages. They practice vocabulary, spelling, and grammar, such as nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Writing opportunities allow learners to boost their note-taking skills...
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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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Lesson Plan
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ReadWriteThink

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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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Riding on a Pendulum

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A comprehensive resource gets fourth grade physical scientists making observations about the period of a pendulum and then applying knowledge to a playground swing. Through seven different stations, they will record observations and...
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Lesson Plan
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Bonneville

Informative Writing: Where Does Energy Come From?

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get energized about all the different sources of energy. A research project has scholars investigate a renewable or non-renewable energy type of their choice. They write a report on their findings and decide on a way to publish their work.
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Lesson Plan
J. Paul Getty Trust

Narrating a Family Tradition

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After examining a piece of art, scholars discuss what they see, paying close attention to details and space. A read-aloud introduces the topic of family traditions. Pupils interview their family members about a tradition in preparation...
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Lesson Plan
Missouri Department of Elementary

What Does Respect Look Like at Home?

For Teachers 4th Standards
Individuals consider why is it important to respect family members as they complete a self-respect survey to assess their respectful behaviors at home. They then choose three items from the survey and write about how they plan to improve...
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Lesson Plan
J. Paul Getty Trust

Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a instructional activity that focuses on the contributions made by famous female artists. Specifically looking at European artists, Luisa Roldan and Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, scholars examine a piece of...
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Unit Plan
New York City Department of Education

Grade 4 Literacy: John Muir Unit

For Teachers 4th Standards
Learn how to correctly analyze and score a written performance task. Example work shows annotated think alouds for grading. Teachers also have access to graphic organizers for helping writers succeed,
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Activity
Harper Collins

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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Lesson Plan
ReadWriteThink

Dear Librarian: Writing a Persuasive Letter

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Everyone deserves to read a great book! Here, pupils write a persuasive letter to the school's librarian detailing their favorite story and why it should be found on the shelves. Class members' persuasive reading passages are shared with...
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Writing
Class Antics

Leap Year: Write a Newspaper Article

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Extra! Extra! Read all about leap year! Here, scholars write a newspaper article all about leap year/leap day from given facts including who, what, where, when, and why.
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Lesson Plan
Education Outside

Plant, This Is Your Life!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Individuals select a plant, illustrate it in their journal, record observations, and create a life story for their plant that accounts for its features and any unique properties. Using these descriptions, a partner attempts to locate...
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Printables
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K12 Reader

Rules of the Game

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Prompt your young writers to explain the rules of a game and help them develop their skills of adding appropriate detail and explanation to their writing.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

More Details and Transitions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Use details and transition words to enhance writing. Sixth graders examine their own writing and insert more details and transition words provided by their teacher. There is a list of 11 "Terrific Transitions," but brainstorm several...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Edible Cell

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Students identify cell parts and their function. In this animal cell lesson, students view a video clip and discuss cell components. Students create an edible replica of an animal cell using food items.
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

The Rockin' Rock Cycle- Igneous Rock

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Fifth graders recall prior knowledge about rocks. In this igneous rock activity, learners work in cooperative groups to perform experiments to classify the properties of igneous rock. They write a detailed paragraph and illustrate the...
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Lesson Plan
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Curated OER

Don't Fence Me In

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Ensure that your class has a well-rounded understanding of new inventions, in this case barbed wired. Class members, after researching the history and development of barbed wire, assess its impact on cattle and the development of the...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Animals as Pets: Everything You Need to Know

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Students complete internet based research on pet care in order to prepare a written and oral presentation for the class. They examine the life span, environment, food and grooming of the pet they chose to research. They complete the...
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Men and Women of Space Exploration

For Teachers 4th Standards
Fourth graders research famous astronauts. In this space science instructional activity, 4th graders list famous astronauts and use reference materials and the Internet to write a report on them.
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Friction Faction

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Learners create an experiment. In this friction lesson plan, students review the concept of friction and complete a bottle roll activity. Learners work in groups to create their own friction experiment.
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Lesson Plan
Alabama Learning Exchange

Water Cycle Animation (A lesson involving handheld computer/Palm Pilots)

For Teachers 5th Standards
Fifth graders animate the Water Cycle using Sketchy on the handheld computers. They write an expository paragraph about the stages of the water cycle using "Word-to-Go" on the Handheld computers.