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The Polar Express Newspaper

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Boost writing skills and reading comprehension with a lesson that combines the art of journalistic writing and a favorite children's story. Young journalists compose an article referencing an event from the story, The Polar Express by...
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Simón Dice

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
Play a game of Simón Dice to reinforce body part vocabulary in Spanish and English. Scholars review and label a diagram of the human body in preparation for the big game. During the game, peers call out vocabulary in which players locate...
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Question Tags Are Fun, Aren't They?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Good writing takes practice, doesn't it? Here, a lesson plan emphasizes the importance of using question tags to improve a written piece. A discussion opens a dialogue about the purpose of a question tag. The class reads several...
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I Spy Prepositions

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
A activity challenges scholars to use their knowledge of proportions to locate items in the classroom. Beginning with a quick writing prompt, learners describe their location then play a game of "I Spy." Independently, pupils complete a...
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Compare and Contrast Characters in The Watsons Go to Birmingham

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Christopher Paul Curtis's award-winning novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham provides the text for a compare and contrast essay in which writers analyze the similarities and differences between two of the novel's characters.
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Life in the Middle Ages Compared to Today

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Life for serfs and peasants during the Middle Ages wasn't easy. Even knights, monks, and nobles faced challenges. To better understand the lives of the various classes during the time period, young historians research and then craft an...
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Identify and Act to Prevent Bullying in Our Class

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars begin by listing words related to bullying then discuss their definition as a class. Small groups write sentences or draw a picture that reflects what it is to be a bully, what they do, and how it feels to be bullied. A master...
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To, Two, and Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A brief discussion about homophones begins a lesson that focuses on words to, two, and too. Pairs work together to complete a worksheet and check their answers. Three groups challenge scholars to read independently, complete a practice...
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Food Waste Solutions

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Easy doesn't always mean better. In an era with pre-packaged everything, learners consider the environmental impact of the convenient trend. They critique the packaging of food and how waste impacts cost and then look for solutions.
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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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Food Waste and Natural Resources

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
There is a limited supply of natural resources. Pupils complete a series of activities to investigate the natural resources used in food processing. They consider food waste to draw conclusions about the amount of resources used...
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Frindle: Word Play and Creation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Making up stories is fun, but have you ever tried making up words? After reading Frindle by Andrew Clements, small groups work together to create words that communicate unique ideas.
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Nouns Verbs: Write it Both Ways

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A worksheet gives scholars the opportunity to take five words and use them as a noun and a verb. Changing the verb tenses and making nouns singular or plural work to compose a grammatically correct sentence. 
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Nouns Verbs: Use It Two Ways

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars show what they know about nouns and verbs in a learning exercise that requires them to read five words then use them in two sentences—as a noun and a verb. 
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Celebrating Women’s History Month

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Examine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
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Correlating Conjunctions

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
A worksheet on correlating conjunctions could be used as either a check for comprehension or as a homework assignment. Whether or not conjunctions are their thing, the activity will not only engage young grammarians, but also teach them...
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Nouns Verbs: Write it Both Ways

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
A five-item instructional activity challenges scholars to write two sentences using the same verb in two different ways—as a noun and a verb.
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Writing with Interjections

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Challenge young writers to craft original sentences using interjections from a list provided on a colorful worksheet.
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Mild and Strong Interjections

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
 Whew! This worksheet is tough! Unless, of course, young grammarians know the difference between mild and strong interjections.
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Interjections in Dialogue: Tom Sawyer

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Mark Twain is a master of using interjections in his dialogue. A grammar worksheet focused on interjections features the passage from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in which Tom tricks Ben into taking on the job of whitewashing Aunt...
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Find the Interjection

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Yikes! Young grammar sleuths must find the interjections that add the oomph to a series of sentences.
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Add an Interjection

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Wow! Here's a worksheet about interjections! After reading a brief definition of this part of speech, young grammarians select an interjection from the provided word bank to add to a sentence.
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Which Is It: Subordinating or Coordinating Conjunction?

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
To demonstrate their understanding of the difference between subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, learners identify and label the conjunctions found in 10 sentences.
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Spot Them! Correct Conjunctions

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Young grammarians demonstrate their understanding of conjunctions by identifying sentences on a short worksheet that use conjunctions correctly.