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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 8: Treasure Island

For Teachers 4th Standards
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson is the focus of the final unit, emphasizing reading, writing, grammar, morphology, and spelling. Fourth graders read and discuss a chapter with every lesson, followed by word work—prefixes,...
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Unit Plan
Core Knowledge Foundation

Unit 1: Memoir - Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

For Teachers 4th Standards
The memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, is the focus of a unit designed for fourth graders. Scholars begin each lesson with a warm-up, then listen to a read-aloud of a section of the book. Pupils complete word work,...
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Lesson Plan
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Learning to Give

Why Volunteer?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Inspire scholars to volunteer their time to make a positive change in their community. With help from research, a public speaker, and reflection, learners define and asses what it takes to be a volunteer in a business, non-profit,...
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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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Lesson Plan
Federal Reserve Bank

The Pickle Patch Bathtub

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What do your pupils want to save up their money for? Based around the book The Pickle Patch Bathtub, this lesson covers opportunity cost, saving, and spending. Learners participate in a discussion and practice making their own savings...
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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
Scholastic

What Happened Next? (Grades K-4)

For Teachers K - 4th Standards
Explore the structure of narrative writing with this fun, collaborative activity. Start by reading aloud a short story, asking small groups of learners to fill in key events on a large story board prepared on the class whiteboard....
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

The Personal Narrative - Part One

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Read to write! The class lists sensory details based on the plot of a story they have recently read. They create a drawing of a bracelet and use the bracelet's jewels or charms to list sensory details included in the story. They then use...
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Lesson Plan
Curated OER

Describing Paintings: Calm or Stormy

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Young writers use nouns, verbs, and adjectives to describe details in two paintings. One depicts a sunny landscape, and the other shows a cloudier view. They write a narrative inspired by the paintings, paying attention to transitional...
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Writing
Super Teacher Worksheets

Snowman Sequencing

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Who knew that building snowmen could be educational as well as a ton of fun! This two-part worksheet first asks learners to cut out and glue in the correct order a series of four pictures showing a child building a snowman. When...