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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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The Symbolism of Sunflower Seeds in Ghost

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Ghost by Jason Reynolds is a coming-of-age book that resonates with teenagers who have experienced childhood trauma. Explore the novel with an interactive resource that focuses on the author's use of symbolism, particularly with...
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Hanukkah Vocabulary Words

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
A wealth of resources designed to teach learners about Hanukkah is perfect for the classroom this holiday season! Elementary learners complete a word search, use adjectives to describe different Hanukkah traditions, break cryptograms,...
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Word Analysis

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Word analysis is the focus of eight activities created to boost vocabulary skills. Through learning games and practice pages, scholars identify word relationships, discover new words to replace commonly used words, categorize words,...
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Word Meaning

For Teachers 4th - 5th Standards
Nine learning activities focus on vocabulary. Scholars work through practice pages and learning games to search for information in a dictionary and define multiple meaning words. 
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Morphemic Elements

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Morphemes are the focus of eight learning activities designed to boost vocabulary skills. Scholars play learning games and work with word and phrase cards. Topics include affixes and roots with a spotlight on meanings and producing words. 
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How to Write an Exaggeration Poem

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
The best poetry writing lesson of all time is here for you! Learn all about the art of exaggeration with a lesson on exaggeration poems, which instructs students to use wild imagery to convey their message.
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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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In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson - Activity Book

For Students 3rd - 6th Standards
Moving to a new country isn't easy, as Shirley Temple Wong learns in In The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord. A series of language arts activities carry readers through the novel, addressing the story's themes,...
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Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for Jefferson's Sons

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Thomas Jefferson lived a controversial life. A series of lesson plans shares information about Jefferson's Sons, a novel about the infamous founding father. Discussion questions and other tasks explore different points of view and cover...
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Core Curriculum Lesson Plans for The Lions of Little Rock

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Schools in the 1950s and 60s looked very different from the schools we know today. An educator's guide explores the civil rights movement and, specifically, the process of integrating schools. Questions cover key themes in the novel and...
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An Educator's Guide to The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
A lot of secrecy shrouded the creation of the atomic bomb. Readers uncover some of that secrecy using an educator's guide for the novel The Green Glass Sea. Three weeks of lesson plans feature discussion questions and reading...
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An Educator's Guide to Al Capone Does My Shirts

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
It's hard to imagine that life on Alcatraz could be dull. A series of intriguing lessons take readers through the novel Al Capone Does my Shirts. Pre-reading questions introduce the text and a range of suggestions, from comic strips to...
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An Educator’s Guide to Savvy by Ingrid Law

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Literature circles give learners a chance to explore a novel in a unique way. An educator's guide for the book Savvy uses literature circles as part of the novel study. Additional activities cover elements of figurative language and...
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An Educator's Guide to the Works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Middle school years can be tough. An educator's guide for the works of Lynda Mullaly Hunt introduces readers to two texts that discuss the struggles pre-teens face during middle school. Chapter-by-chapter questions and activities for two...
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An Educator's Guide to Matilda

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Chances are, you've got some precocious Matilda fans in your class! Use a thorough set of lesson plans to address Roald Dahl's classic novel about a bright girl who just wants to be understood. Vocabulary exercises, comprehension...
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Scat: Novel Study

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
If the most terrifying teacher in the school was lost, would you try to find her? Well, when the toughest teacher in the school is lost on a field trip, Nick and Marta, characters in Scat, decide to go looking for her. Readers discover...
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Unit 14: Waging Peace - Election Monitoring

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
How does a former president play a role in defending democracy? Around the world, many groups protest fair and free elections. By challenging issues such as complicated ballots and voter intimidation, the Carter Center works tirelessly...
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Commonly Confused Words

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Who gave you grammar homework? Or is it whom? Clarify the meanings of several commonly confused words, including affect and effect, among and between, and then and than with a handout and grammar practice worksheet.
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Six tasks make up a lesson plan designed to reinforce comprehension and language skills using the poem "The Pied Piper" by Robert Browing. Scholars discuss and define unknown words, identify adjectives and onomatopoeia, review complex...
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Accept and Except

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Accept and except: although these two words sound similar, their meanings are very different. With a 10-question worksheet, grammar enthusiasts prove their understanding of the two commonly confused words by reading sentences and filling...
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My Dream Career

For Teachers 6th Standards
Is your job a dream come true? Career seekers research to discover what their ideal jobs might be in the second of five career and college readiness lessons for sixth graders. After determining their occupational clusters, individuals...
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Who Am I?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Get in touch with your sense of self! The fifth and final lesson in a series of college and career lessons for fifth graders reinforces the relationship between interests and career choices. Pupils play a scenario-driven game, then dig...
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What’s the Market for My Labor?

For Teachers 5th Standards
Is it easy to find a job I'll love? Show scholars the importance of understanding the labor market with part three in a five-part series of career and college readiness lesson plans. After learning important vocabulary, learners track...