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Benefits of Connecting with Nature

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Feel the healing effects of nature. Individuals learn about the benefits of nature using imagery. They begin by defining words to express how they feel emotionally and then practice using those words with hands-on activities. Once they...
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Food Waste and the Environment

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Out of sight out of mind can be a dangerous habit. Learners investigate the life of food waste after it leaves people's homes and its impact on the environment. They complete a series of three activities that involve building a mini...
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Take-a-Hike

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for...
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Flat Stanley–Flat ME!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
After reading Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, scholars test their comprehension by answering questions about the story's beginning, middle, and end. Participants craft a flat replica of themselves then compose a story where they are mailed...
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Who Was Rosa Parks?

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
A whole-class discussion about segregation leads scholars' into the topic of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement. Small groups work collaboratively to respond to an informational text. A themed-word search is completed independently. 
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Ambitious Women Artists at Work

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Ambition is the keyword of a lesson 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 their work then...
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Make a Star Wars Folder Game

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Star Wars is the theme of a hands-on activity that challenges scholars to design a board game equipped with written instructions. Following a whole-class discussion, participants work collaboratively or independently to make, test, and...
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Acrostic Poetry

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
An acrostic poem is the focus of a lesson designed to encourage scholars to express themselves through poetry. Using their name, young writers brainstorm adjectives that best describe them then share their work with their peers to better...
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Beautiful Utah!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
When you're planning your next trip, don't overlook the lovely state of Utah! Elementary class members learn more about the Beehive State before creating a poster and presenting their research to peers.
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Controlling Your Behavior

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
What are the rewards to learning self-control at an early age? A discussion-based lesson simulates the Stanford Marshmallow Experiment before assessing the positive and negative consequences to controlling one's behavior.
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Setting Up Your Report Before You Write

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scholars have many questions, but when it comes to finding the answers, they come up a bit short. Help them learn where to turn to solve their queries with a research structure lesson. As elementary students brainstorm and research...
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Word Choice: Using Academic Vocabulary to Apply for a Colonial Trade Job

For Teachers 4th Standards
Scholars reflect upon colonial jobs such as a blacksmith, cooper, shoemaker, and more. Together, the class writes a job application as a practice for working independently. Learners employ their experience in writing a job application of...
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Shared Reading: Learning About Colonial Trades

For Teachers 4th Standards
Trading in Colonial America is the focus of a lesson plan that boosts reading skills. As a class, scholars examine the informational text for key details, use their new-found knowledge to share information with their peers, and write an...
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That Doesn’t Sound Right to Me

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Does pajamas rhyme with llamas to you? If it does (and even if it doesn't), an online lesson on rewording poetry for regional pronunciation may be helpful for you and your students.
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Forced Rhymes and How to Avoid Them

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Ready to take your poetry writing to the next level? Use an independent lesson to iron out all those forced rhymes, wrenched rhymes, and near rhymes from first-draft poems.
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How to Write a Silly Song Parody

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery—and it's a great way to learn about poetic structure! Young poets use familiar tunes to write a song parody based on straightforward guidelines.
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How to Write an “I Can’t Write a Poem” Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Ever have students complain that they don't know how to write a poem? Turn those complaints into magnificent works of writing with an independent poetry lesson about not being able to write poetry.
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How to Write a Funny Epitaph Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What can happen if you eat too much cafeteria food? Or wear dirty clothes every day? Or talk back to your mother? Use a lesson on humorous poems as a way for students to practice silly rhymes as fictional epitaphs.
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Rhythm in Poetry: Okie Dokie, Here’s the Trochee

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Iambs and trochees may seem intimidating to some learners, but after reading a straightforward online lesson, they'll be masters of poetic feet! The lesson includes examples of trochaic poems from Edgar Allen Poe and William Blake.
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Writing Riddles

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
What's got 60 eyes, 150 fingers, and an endless number of ideas? Your language arts class! Challenge young writers to come up with clever riddles with an online poetry lesson.
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How to Write a Traditional “Mother Goose” Nursery Rhyme

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
There may be some little lambs, itsy bitsy spiders, and pumpkin eaters in your language arts class! An online poetry lesson takes learners through the steps of writing a nursery rhyme with easy-to-follow steps and explanatory examples.
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Rhythm in Poetry: More Than Two Feet

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Want to put some feet in your head? Check out an online lesson about spondees, dactyls, and anapests to bring new structure to your poetic forms.
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Rhythm in Poetry: I Am the Iamb

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
It's fun to write a poem with iambs! Practice using iambs in all types of different poems with an online poetry lesson.
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Writing Acrostic Poems with Thematically Related Texts in the Content Areas

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
Scholars scour thematically aligned texts to gather a bank of words they can use in an original acrostic poem.