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Using Context Clues

For Students 5th Standards
Context clues are great for trying to understand an unknown vocabulary word. Fifth graders get to read a neat passage about amoebas, as they read they will use the context of each sentence to determine and guess the meaning of each bold...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2) L.6.4a

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
The ability to figure out words using context is an important skill for pupils to learn. They can sleuth out the meaning of six different words that are underlined in the activity included here. The second in a short series, this...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3) L.6.4a

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Improve your pupils' reading comprehension by teaching them how to effectively use context clues. There are seven sentences here that contain an underlined word to define using clues. Class members can write their responses and then...
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Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1) L.6.4a

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of words. While the words in this activity are relatively simple, they will help ease pupils into the process of using context clues. Make the activity stronger by asking class...
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Events and Effects

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Explore the plot structure in biographies. First, read the biography The Story of Jackie Robinson, Bravest Man in Baseball and identify specific events that possibly changed the life of Jackie Robinson. As you guide your listeners, they...
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Clothesline Sleuth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What fabrics are our clothes made of? Where do those fabrics from? Lead your pupils to discover the answers to these questions and more. Class members have a chance to play with various fabrics, invesitgating the materials and labels...
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Identifying Plot Conflicts

For Teachers 5th Standards
Examine the conflicts in The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson. The strategy outlined here, which could be used for a variety of texts, focuses on the type of conflict, who is involved, and what causes the conflict. Class members...
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Lesson 4: Text Features

For Teachers 5th Standards
The ability to use text features effectively can translate to many texts and purposes. Show your class these tools while working with the biography Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart. Explore the different text features within the...
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Lesson 3: Events and Effects

For Teachers 5th Standards
Class members use the biography Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earhart, by Patricia Lauber, in order to strengthen their understanding of how events can change a person. While working through the story, pupils will have a chance to see...
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Amazing Animal Alliterations

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Creatures can cause creativity! Alliteration can make writing more enjoyable and entertaining. Help your pupils grasp this concept by using animals as inspiration for alliterative sentences. Prepare your class for the activities by first...
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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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A Field of Beans

For Teachers 1st - 4th Standards
Beans, or legumes as they are sometimes called, are the topic for an integrated multi-subject lesson. Youngsters will read, write, observe, and research everything there is to know about beans. They read a bean story, conduct a bean...
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As Large As Life. . . A Poster of a Human Body System

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore the major systems and functions of the human body. In this anatomy lesson, students make life-size outlines of bodies, diagram body systems, and present their work to their classmates.
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Solar System Fun

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Looking for some vocabulary for your unit on space? Check out this 25-word solar system crossword puzzle for ideas. There is no word bank for this puzzle, so pupils will either need prior instruction or a reference material that they can...
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Agriculture is a Cycle

For Teachers 1st - 5th Standards
What do a bicycle and the life cycle have in common? Cover this and more with the series of cross-curricular activities included in this plan. Learners do everything from making bracelets that represent the life cycle to checking out the...
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Mighty Earth Movers

For Teachers K - 5th Standards
Note that although the publisher lists almost all of the Common Core standards for both math and language arts, you will most likely want to take the general topic and choose which area to focus on. Regarding math, pupils measure worms...
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Just Lookin' For a Home

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What is a boll weevil? Your class can find out that and more by following the activities included here. Pupils read an article, sing a boll weevil song, add to the song with their own original lyrics, illustrate the song, study the...
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Scrambled U.S. Cities

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Working on geography and United States cities? Ask your class to unscramble the letters of 8 U.S. cities, then locate and label the cities on a map of the United States. An answer key is attached. While the publisher says the resource is...
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Types of Energy Word Search

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Intended for science instruction, this word search could be used to reinforce vocabulary. Class members find the following words: electrical, potential, heat, chemical, gravitational, kinetic, mechanical, nuclear, and radiant. While the...